Fall Home Tour – Entry

Fall is my favorite season so I decided to decorate our home for fall first (very minimally compared to recent years), rather than our every day living reveal. 

(Also, since we have only had our stuff back for a month and a half, I really don’t have the time to decorate for everyday and then tear it all apart to redecorate for the holiday seasons.)

So, Fall Home Tour first, Christmas Home Tour next, THEN I will do a home reveal once normal decor is all situated. 

First up, front entry. One room at a time. Why? The others aren’t done. 🤷🏼‍♀️

*** Sources, with approximate price guesstimates listed below. ***


^^Piss poor pano view


Sources:

Corner decor in the left show in photo above: Galvanized vase ($20) and branches ($10) GORDMANS — Pumpkins ($1-$5) and Floral picks ($2): WALMART — Bless This Mess sign ($10) BIG LOTS — Silver Mirror: GOODWILL ($3 then I spray painted it silver – it was a nasty gold.)


Merchantile Sign ($33 CLEARANCE), Home Sweet Farmhouse pillow ($20): KIRKLANDS — Beaded Pillow ($20), Button Pillow ($15) MARSHALLS — Chenille Throw ($10 CLEARANCE): TARGET — Berry Wreath ($20): BIG LOTS — Black Farmhouse Bench: Antique Store Find ($100)


Ceramic pumpkins ($3): FAMILY DOLLAR — Resin Skull ($40 CLEARANCE) : HOBBY LOBBY — Hello Script Sign ($10) : DOLLAR GENERAL


Pine Tree: Yard Sale ($3) — Fall Metal Signs ($5 each), Fall Leaf Picks ($3 each) and Chalkboard Wire Basket ($6) : GORDMANS — Candy Corn Lights ($5) , Fake Pumpkins ($1-$5), Wooden Crate ($12) and Tin (Beverage) Bucket ($4 CLEARANCE): WALMART


Rug 5×7 ($50) WAYFAIR.com 


Wood Floral Wreaths ($20 each) and Rustic “Family” and “Friends” Ornaments ($5 each): GORDMANS


Antique Mirror: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ($10) — Welcome To Our Home Tin Sign ($25) and Chrome Pillar Candle Holders ($6 each): BIG LOTS — Mercury Glass Tea Light Holders ($3 each CLEARANCE): HOME GOODS — Home Script Shelf Sitter ($8): DOLLAR GENERAL — Chrome Bird Shelf Sitter ($5 CLEARANCE) GORDMANS — Montreal Scentsy Wax Warmer ($35): SCENTSY — Shelf Sitter Pumpkins ($1 each) and Floral Stems ($1 each): DOLLAR TREE — Metal Water Can ($11 CLEARANCE): TARGET


Moose Coat Hooks ($7 each): MARSHALLS — Boxwood Wreath ($10): HOME GOODS


“Cleopatra” Curtain Panels ($75 each with coupon): BELLACOR.com – My splurge item. They were exactly what I was looking for so insurance bought me new curtains after the box that contained my old curtains for the entire house burned up. Normally, I would not spend more than $25 on a curtain panel! 


Pardon The Mess Placemat ($10): GORDMANS — Trunk: FLEA MARKET ($60) — Console Table (FREE): A roadside piece that was a dining table that I cut into two pieces, refinished and mounted to wall. 

Here’s the other half piece (in our hallway):


Back to the entry…


HOME wooden circles: DOLLAR GENERAL — “K” and “S” shelf sitters ($10 each) — Mr Right” and “Mrs Always Right” shelf sitters ($5 each): GORDMANS — Life Is Better Sign: DOLLAR GENERAL ($4)

Dollar General is really stepping up their decor game, y’all! Go check them out more frequently! 

One last look:


Thanks for visiting! 

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/The TURQUOISE continues…/

I’m addicted to the turquoise; good thing I have plenty of paint left…

Remember the sofa table I said to stay tuned for? Well, here it is, in all it’s ugly glory:


I bought this beast about 15 years ago from a second hand furniture store. She’s nothing short of hideous. Glass shelving inserts and all. It’s screaming for a makeover. I didn’t presand, just painted. There was zero finish left on this thing.

Voila!


Paint applied and sanded for distressed look.

Now, to add a more rustic touch…

I built a top from 1×6 lumber. The top is 20 inches wide so I cut the pieces 21 inches to allow overhang. 

I spaced the boards with small gaps in between so they’d cover the entire top with a small overhang at each end also.

I attached the boards together with wooden slats, glued then stapled. I stacked magazines on the slats to apply pressure as the wood glue dried. (This top just sits on the top of the table. The integrity of the table is not comprised.)

I distressed the boards with a hammer and screw, scraped off chunks with a chisel and beat dents in it with a hammer before applying stain (Honey 272 by Minwax).



Once the stain dried, I just set the finished piece on top of the table and added decor! (The original glass top is intact and hidden underneath.)

An added bonus is that the slats allow me to tuck my Scentsy cord in between so it quits falling behind the sofa!

Finished product:

*** enter nosey puppy photobomb***

Before and After:

What can I paint next…