Friday, September 27, 2013

Halloween At My House

If you know me or have been following this blog for long you know I LOVE Halloween!  Through the process of moving I have not decorated for TWO years!!  I had lots of fun pulling out my old decorations and buying up pumpkins at our state farmers market this year.  Here is a little house tour of my Halloweenies as I like to say.
Front Porch
Side of Porch
Pumpkin Gatherings
The porch was the most fun to decorate because we have this really wide front porch now and it called for lots of pumpkins.  They are a mixture of real ones and fake ones that I already had.  I made sure not to ignore the side where we walk up so I can enjoy them everyday!  I may decide to add spooky spider webs as we near Halloween but for now this feels fun and cheerful.
Inside I found that it is hard to use a lot of decoration because our new floor plan is so open to the living rooms so I created a couple of fun vignette's.
Mantel Pumpkins
This is a small little Dollar store candle holder spray painted black.
Pumpkins in a box
Surprise for you here,  this is a table makeover I haven’t even shared yet.  I’ll be sure to show you the before pictures soon.
Skeleton in Glass
Pumpkins Table
I think this little pumpkin in the center was my favorite find at the farmer’s market, it has the coolest colors.
Curiosity Cabinet
Lastly I have a cabinet of curiosities in my dining room.  I pulled together spooky Halloween d├ęcor with ironstone and glass for an intriguing look. 
curiosity close up
I just love tying the spooky decorations and the fun colors together at Halloween.  It was also fun to decorate a new house and use my old stuff in new ways.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Office Chair

I finally finished the last piece I had from an estate sale my Mom went to last Summer.  The one thing I really wanted from the sale was this really cool old office chair.
I waited a long while before I decided on what to do.  Our office was looking pretty drab with all the brown from the desk, shelves and chair so I decided to paint it white.  If you are looking close at this picture you are getting a sneak peak of the thrift store file cabinets I painted.  The office is still a work in progress.  I’m wanting window treatments, a rug, etc., etc. the list never ends. 
Here is the same chair in white now.
Office Chair Redo
I used ASCP in Pure White with clear wax.  I did distress the chair a bit to bring out some of the old charm.
Office Chair
Now if I can just get the office finished.  Smile

Happy Weekend!