Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Farmhouse Fall Dining Room Decor - Tour 2019

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It pains me to even write that title. Can someone tell me how in the heck did summer go by so fast? Am I the only one trying to hold on to every ounce of summer or feels like they are betraying summer for putting out fall decor? I'm just not ready...but the weather sure is! It's a high of 60 degrees here today. This was our low 4 days ago. When it's ready to be fall, I guess it's ready to be fall! :) Can't stop it. 

This tour is going to be the first of a few fall tours I'll be sharing with you this year. I have a video tour of this room and my process on behind decorating it at the bottom of the post, so be sure to check it out :) This tour is a part of many tours going on this week hosted by Marty from a Stroll Thru Life. If you are making your way through the tours, and have come from Sarah's blog Life on Virginia Street, welcome! If you just landed here as one of my normal readers, be sure to check out all the other tours for some amazing fall inspiration. I have all the links to them at the bottom of this post. 


 So, it's obvious from my beginning paragraph that I am so not ready for fall decor. It really pained me to bring out my pumpkins. But, in a small way, it was welcomed. My decor in most of my rooms have been the same since spring with small changes for summer. It was ready to be freshened up a bit. 
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 For the theme in my dining room decor this fall, I went with neutrals and greens. I feel like that was my theme for the past year with everything :) ....But! I actually did add some color in my living room and my front living room. So, I did branch out a bit in those rooms. #shocker  
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 In my dining room, I started off with decorating my tablescape. Pumpkins, of course, are a mainstay in here for fall. I used lots of heights starting with the large lantern and going down to the pumpkins on the plant stands and then lastly to the faux greens in the aged terracotta pots. (was that a long sentence or what?! ha! :) )
Farmhouse fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral fall decor. White and green fall decor. How to decorate for fall. Decorate with me. Shiplap wall in dining room. Mismatched dining room chairs

Farmhouse fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral fall decor. White and green fall decor. How to decorate for fall. Decorate with me. Shiplap wall in dining room. Mismatched dining room chairs

Farmhouse fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral fall decor. White and green fall decor. How to decorate for fall. Decorate with me. Shiplap wall in dining room. Mismatched dining room chairs

Farmhouse fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral fall decor. White and green fall decor. How to decorate for fall. Decorate with me. Shiplap wall in dining room. Mismatched dining room chairs

 I'm not one to really set the table for anything. I feel like having it like this everyday just makes it feel cluttered. We use this table for everything....work, homework, crafts, coloring, eating (obviously). But, I do like the way it looks when it's all set! It's just not really functional for us :) I bet if I had a formal dining room dedicated to using it just on special occasions, I would be all about the place settings! 
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 For the place setting, I used a charger I found from Kirklands, added my go-to plate that was passed down to me from my mother-in-law. I then sandwiched a napkin in between the plate and a square/round bowl. In the bowl I added a little pumpkin with a pine cone and farmhouse beads. If I were to host Thanksgiving dinner, maybe I would use the place settings. How about you, are a you place settings type person? Or more casual? For me? I'm all for easy and using paper plates! haha. 
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My favorite way to set the table is in a tiered style, higher on top and then going down in the middle. I'm definitely more of a symmetrical decorator :) Here's a wider view of the whole tablescape.
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 For the buffet, I did change this up a bit. I moved my larger breadboard off and placed this cute sign from Kirklands. 
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Farmhouse fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral fall decor. Fall tablescape decor. Neutral fall place settings. White and green fall decor. How to decorate for fall. Decorate with me. Shiplap wall in dining room. Mismatched dining room chairs.
 My tiered tray is topped off my with my favorite fall accessories, these cute white pumpkins with curly jute stems. 
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The opposite wall houses more of my mugs. I kept the theme going by draping some greenery over the wire cup rack. And one of these days I'm going to change out that chandelier for the beaded one I bought a year ago. Yeah. You read that right. I forget about it, then I have a tour and remember how I need to change it. One would think I would have changed it that same day...but alas, my husband thinks it looks like a taxi driver's beaded seat cover (insert eye roll here). So, he's obviously not thrilled on helping me install it.  Maybe...just maybe for Christmas I'll have it in here :)
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 To finish up, here's a full view of this room. I just love this table, it seats 8/9 people easily and even extends to add two more! And to think at one time (years ago), I wanted to get rid of it or paint it! I'm so glad I came to my senses. 
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If you are following the blog hop, the next in line is 11 Magnolia Lane's beautiful home! Be sure to check her out for some more fall inspiration! And if you want to see more tips and the process on my decorating this room with pretty much sources for everything on my tabletop, watch the video below :) 


Here's the line up for the rest of the tours going on this week. Happy fall y'all! 


2019 Fall Home Tour Monday Lineup 
2019 Fall Home Tour Tuesday Lineup

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

DIY Noodle Board aka Tray For Your Stove!

I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)

If you are new to the whole "noodle board" concept, it's essentially a tray for your stove top! It helps extend your counter space, and protects your stove. This is especially true if it's a glass cook top. I've known a few people that have broken the glass on their cook top by accidentally dropping a bowl or dish on it. Another good thing about this? It keeps the cook top clean when not in use!


The best thing about these, besides adding more counter space, is that it's so easy to make! This tutorial is for those with a flat cook top. Mine is actually a gas stop with raised grates, so I had to make the one in my kitchen a bit different. But, today I'm sharing with you how I made one for my mom's house.

Step 1: Measure your surface. The size of this one in my mom's kitchen was perfect for three 1x8 wood boards with a length of 29 3/4". I also cut two 1x3 pieces the "depth" of the other boards, so the total of the 1x8 boards. Your's may be different depending on size. 
 Step 2: I secured the 1x3s to the edges of the other boards. I used wood glue and a nail gun with 1 1/4" nails for this. You can also use 1" screws if you don't have a nail gun.
Step 3: Sand all the corners of the boards to give it a soft edge.

Step 4: Now paint the entire board with DecoArt American acrylic paint in Titanium White. You will need to do about 3 or so coats for full coverage. 
 For the next steps I used DecoArt's AmericanaDecor Texture dimensional acrylic paint in Meadow Green and metallic Deep Bronze. 
Step 5: Create or buy a stencil. My stencil size is about 14". For my "gather" I used vinyl. I placed this in the middle of the tray. 
 Step 6: Using my pallet knife and the Texture paint in Deep Bronze, I swiped it across the lettering. 
 Don't wait for the texture to harden or else it will pull when coming up. I waited about 10 minutes. I then took off the vinyl. To get the middle pieces, I used a toothpick to pull them up.
 Step 7: Add the wreath. It's up to you if you want to do the wreath before the lettering or not. I took a roundabout way on making this, so mine ending up being on top of the lettering. But, with it being on top, you can tuck some of the lettering into the leaves. Also though, you will have to work around not getting the next paint color on all the lettering. So, it's up to you which way you choose.

 I used a stippling brush to add the first layer of the Meadow Green, and then used a pallet knife to somewhat smooth it out, but I did keep some texture. 
Once again, don't wait for it to dry. Just carefully pull up the stencil. 

 Here's a glimpse at where I had the leaf come on top of the "g" and some go behind it.


 Step 8: To add a little more character, I used 1" painter's tape and created lines on the bottom and top of the tray. 
 I filled in the lines with Meadow Green using a pallet knife. 
 I made an extra section below the smaller top line for a thicker line doing the same technique. 
Once you are done with the lines, pull up the tape.  

Step 9: Add some hardware! The easiest type of handles to add are the ones that screw in from the top. If you find ones you like that have bolts, you'll have to measure and drill your holes from bottom to top. So, keep that in mind when finding hardware. 
 Here's the finished piece! 

What I love about these is that they brighten up the kitchen a ton! ...that is if you make them white :) 

 In an all white kitchen like this, brightness doesn't matter too much. But, it sure made a big difference in mine! My all black appliances and black counter top needed something to break it up (I'll share mine with you later when I get a new microwave! My stove area is a hot mess currently :) haha)
 And, I can now publicly thank my mom for finishing her new house with a white kitchen so I can share more kitchen projects with you! I know, I know....kitchens don't have to be white to be pretty or show off projects, but it sure makes it easier than doing it in mine!
What do you think about the DIY noodle board? It sounds funny, but it seriously is a great addition to a kitchen! Plus, it doubles as a tray to carry food back and forth! Oh, just remember not to actually eat anything off of it :) The paint is not food safe. 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Late Summer Living Room Tour 2019

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I know, I know...I should be blogging about fall decor and have a million of pumpkins around. Well, sorry not sorry, but I am soooo not ready to let go of summer. I am enjoying every last ounce. We had a crazy winter and spring. I feel like winter went into June this year. My kids were wearing winter jackets on 4th of July night...seriously! I feel like summer just barely started over here. And well, now the kids are back in school and I'm being thrust into seasons I'm not ready for. Ever feel that way? So, if you are with me, let me share with you my non-pumpkin filled living room one last time before all the crazy seasons and holidays take it over.

I wanted to share this space with you because there have been so many changes since I last shared it in spring. I also had a chance to borrow a difference camera..it shows some really good, wider angles of the space.

The biggest change to hit this room is a new rug! I had the other rug for going on 3 years. I absolutely loved that rug...so much so, I actually bought two! The other one has yet to be used, hopefully I will use it for another room soon. But, I wanted to brighten this space up a little bit, and of course change the decor up also.
Here's the rug and the room from spring:


I seriously thought I would keep that striped rug in here for forever. But, sometimes it's good to have a little change and excitement added back into a space.

Another new addition includes this amazing Moroccan style leather pouf.
I've been eyeing this thing for months now, and decided it was finally time to buy it! Plus, it transitions so easily into fall.

I also updated my curtains. Once again, I loved my tan and white buffalo check curtains, but I wanted to try something new. You can barely tell, but these have white pinstripes going down them.

I kept my mantel pretty close to my spring decor. Just changed out the leaves for some faux flower sprigs.
 Shiplap: Tutorial     Media Console: Tutorial      Builtin shelves: Tutorial






Some more updates are these pillows! I felt so out of place not having blue in my decor this year. I usually add some sort of blue for summer. I bought the striped blue pillows and these darker denim blue pillows and put them on my couch when I still had the old rug. It felt so off. I knew that replacing the rug would help things, and it did!

I also kept the pink blanket to add a little feminine flair to the space. I quickly realized how masculine it suddenly got with the leathers and blues.
The half white and half brown pillows in the back are knock-offs from some I found online. I wanted them so bad, but new it was an easy DIY! You can see the full tutorial on how I made them and what paint I used to get a really soft leather like finish on them here.

What do you think of my new additions? I am loving them! I really did love my living room the other way also. It was hard to change it, but I knew it would be a breath of fresh air having a few new pieces.

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