Sunday, September 12, 2010

Decorating for Fall!

We had three glorious days of cooler weather and it
put me in the mood to decorate for FALL!

We've had 40something days
of 90+ degree temps, so those three
days were a welcome sight!

(but let's get one thing straight...
I am NOT ready for winter, so don't even hint at it! If you
even speak of it, I'll pretend I'm not listening!)

I spent the last two days decorating.
I started by going to Walmart and the Dollar Tree
to pick up SUPPLIES.

I bought these from the Dollar Tree

and these from Walmart...

1st primer

then, these wonderful
brushed metallic paints in scrumptious
fall colors...

Sparkling Canyon

Champagne Nouveau

and of course, oil rubbed bronze.
(already had that one in the supply closet!)

I took all my little pumpkins and gourds...

and gave them a coat or primer
like this...

I didn't even wait for the primer to dry before
I started painting them with my brushed metallic paints.


oil rubbed bronze

sparkling canyon

champagne nouveau

I painted LOTS of them...

THEN, I used them all around the house
like this...

I put them on my mantel in
my glass hurricanes made from Dollar Tree
vases and candle holders.
(still gonna add some faux cranberries for a pop of color, unless you can give me another wonderful idea as to what to put in there to add some color!)
Have you seen  the hurricanes?....
they're all over blogland and they're
VERY EASY to make!
(I made three)

You start with this hurricane/vase

and candle holders..

(both from the Dollar Tree)

Then you just use two part epoxy and glue them together!
(from Walmart)

and you get this....

Told ya it was easy..and they're only
$2 bucks each!

Now back to our fall decor.

I also used my pumpkins here....

Aren't they the cutest!
I paired them with pine cones and leaves....
Can't you just feel the chill in the air!'s coming!!!


Stay tuned to see more Fall Decor...
only this time it's

Blessings and Hugs!


::cottage instincts:: said...

Those metallics are soooo pretty! I made some of those hurricane vases last year....hmmmm, where did I put them?

Love that window did you attache the pictures to the back of the glass?

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! you've been very busy! Everything looks great.
thanks for some fall inspiration!

A Southern Rose said...

So pretty and on the cheap! I gotta get to the dollar tree! Those metallic colors are so pretty...they look so expensive now. I've never seen those vases done that way before either. Great idea. Thanks!

Katie Olthoff said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the colors you chose!

Abi's Blog said...

Missy, Those vegetables/fruits?? are SO BEAUTIFUL! I love all the colors that you chose. I was disappointed to find that all of my small pumpkins had already disappeared from my garden - they came up volunteer and the August heat got them. Now I have a good idea for some fake ones! Thanks. I've gathered real "horseapples". They are lime green and I used them on my sugar mold - but I never thought of painting the fake pumpkins and gourds. I have the glass hurricanes - and I didn't pay 2 dollars. LOL - But I love yours - wish I had thought of this before I purchased mine!

Susan said...

Oh so pretty. If I ever get to move I am going to steal these ideas for my new house. It will proably be next summer but hey then fall comes around again!!! LOL

afistfullofweeds* said...

Those turned out so pretty!! Sorry I havent been around much...I have been reading.. just not much linking. Iam a bad egg!!!

Unknown said...

Everything looks so beautiful, love your fall decoration!

Lemon Lane Studio said...

Love the metallics, Missy. Everything looks beautiful and your are the best at making bargains look expenisive! Patty

Unknown said...

Thank you for doing this post!!!! I never even thought about painting those pieces at the Dollar Store....and putting the two glass pieces together for a display piece....wonderful! I will be looking at items differently from now on! :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your home looks so lovely, Missy! Thanks for sharing this idea- the paint finish is really amazing!


I would have never thought of this. So adorable!

Ami said...

That is such a cool craft! I'm going to e-mail it to my mom and another friend. It would make a great MOPS craft! Here's a good tip if you don't know it already - inverted parfait glasses make great little pedestals for little things like tiny pumpkins or apples. I line three up on my mantle and it's adorable! Thanks for posting this on Facebook, otherwise I would have missed it!

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