Thursday, September 17, 2020

Farmhouse Traditional Fall Dining Room Decor -Tour 2020

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Well, I did it. I went a little out of my comfort zone and added some more traditional fall colors into my dining room and living room for the season. I have plans to already change my dining room decor, but decided to share how it's currently decorated with you today. When I decorate a little out of my comfort zone, it doesn't last long! :) 

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Jute rug: Amazon    Farmhouse Chairs: Amazon    Faux Beam: Tutorial      Slipcover Chairs: Ikea     Window Frame: Kirklands

As you can see, I used lots of browns and oranges along with my normal white pumpkins. After setting up this tablescape, I was definitely getting a Thanksgiving vibe!
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I combined all my different kinds of pumpkins on multiple layers with this upside down riser/crate. I added a little bit of character with some clay pots.
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I decided to set the table in a few of these pics. I used the braided placemats and topped them with a scalloped white placemat. I topped the dishes off with a pumpkin and little beaded tassel. 
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For the head chairs, I always add pillows. I went with a darker plaid cover I got from Hobby Lobby. 
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My poor table has seen better days. My kids decided to do kinetic sand on it the other day, and a lot of sand apparently "hopped" out of the baking pan and ended up underneath it. Well, with a couple hours worth of play and the sand grinding into my table, the finish is completely scratched up now. The veneer is coming up anyway, and the dings are just everywhere. I even have a place where bloody red Halloween hands can be seen :/ ... ps. don't put window clings on your furniture...especially bloody hand looking ones :) I fear it is time to paint this table. I really love the contrast of the brown, but I'm thinking I'm wanting to paint it white. What do you think? 
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Let's move on to my buffet. I love decorating this area! I feel like I can easily go with the more is more approach here. For the wall above it, I added these fall branches to my "windows". I've been swagging greenery on it all year, and it now looks so empty without something. These branches worked perfectly. 
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I added lots of dark woods tones on here to richen the space up. 
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I then went with greenish/yellow grasses to add some texture and more color. 
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I have a huge collection of cutting boards and bread boards, one of these days I'm going to have to make a display of them all along this wall...or somewhere near it. :) 
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Next on the to do list in here, besides figuring out this whole table thing, is adding shiplap to the top of the board and batten against the door wall. What do you think? I'm kind of done with the beige color. Or maybe I'll do some wallpaper :) 
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Am I the only one who goes to sleep dreaming up of different things to change my house room by room? ha! Seriously though. It puts me to sleep.... and then I just hope that I can remember any of the good ideas when I wake up the next morning! 

Hope you enjoyed this tour. Be sure to come back and see the tours of my living room and master bedroom next week! You can view my front living room fall tour below:


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fall Home Tour 2020 - Front Living Room

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Welcome to my fall front living room tour! I am so ready for fall this year...heck, like most of you, I'm just ready for this year to be over :) I feel like our summer break was 6 months long, so I welcomed fall into my house a little earlier than normal. We had a cold snap last week with highs in the 50s, so I definitely added all the extra layers into my home. 

Today I'm sharing this room tour along with the home tours from 30 other amazing and talented bloggers in part of Marty from A Stroll Thru Life's Fall Home Tour series. If you are joining me from Town & Country Living, welcome! Isn't Jennifer's home beautiful and full of such inspiration? Be sure to check out all the other home tours going on today and throughout the week at the bottom of this post. I also wanted to give a big shout out to Linda from It All Started With Paint for helping this Fall tour "bloghop" continue in spite of some hardship sweet Marty faced a few weeks ago. 
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I'll be sharing more of my home later this week and next week, but today I'm focusing on my front room. This room was the first to get some fall touches, and the first room you see when entering my home. 
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This room used to be the least used in our house. It was always clean and a retreat to go into. Boy how times have changed this year! I have now made this room my office, along with a homeschool room. We are in here at least half the day. It's always a bit crazy, the couch is not as white as it used to be...nor the rug for that matter. 
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(Side Table: Target      White Slipcover Couch/Bed: Ikea      Rug: Rugs USA     Wood sunburst mirror: Tutorial      Tassel Pillows: Hobby Lobby       Frayed Striped Pillow covers: Amazon)

I had to move some things around to give me some more room for all my homeschool stuff. So, my blanket ladder that used to grace this corner got moved to the other side, and a made-over file cabinet is now in it's place. This is also the chair I use to sit on when working. I just pull up a cute little round table to put my laptop on. Even though it's tight, it sure beats the dining room table. 

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Chunky Sweater Pillow Covers: Hobby Lobby

For my fall decor, I went very neutral in here. I used more color in my other rooms, so I wanted to do my main aesthetic in here. Which means, lots of white pumpkins and wood tones. 
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 Storage Bench: Target     Jute Pillows: Target      Farmhouse ladder: Tutorial       

For my mantel, I rummaged through my basement and found my great grandmother's old mirror. It belongs to a dresser that I have yet to resurrect. I decided it was time to come upstairs and bring a little more richness to this area. It has smoke damage to the mirror after being rescued from a fire, which makes it all the more special.  It's crazy to think that it's the mirror my mother grew up with and stared in as a child, let alone my great grandma...now my children are looking at the same mirror. I was worried how it would look atop this mantel, but I was pleasantly surprised when it matched perfectly.
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A few years ago, I decorated my old mantel with books and decided to try it out again this year. These may very well move soon to my bookshelves in my main living room. But for now, I wanted to try out the look again. 

Its amazing how different this room looks from just last year. I have a new chandelier in here, I added the board and batten to non-shiplapped walls, and the corner just out of this picture is now a homeschool corner (blog post for that here).
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What do you think about the ladder in this corner? It has been super hard to get used to. I love it, so I knew I still wanted it in this room. Changing things up after years of having it somewhere can be hard! I do it a lot throughout my house with things I'm partial to, but when I love a look of something, I tend to keep it there for a long time :) 
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I didn't mention before, but along with my office and homeschool room, this room is also a guest room with fold out bed, and a play room at times. This little bench houses a whole bunch of toys. I topped it with this gorgeous bread bowl and filled it with an old vase and white pumpkins. 
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This is so fun to finally get a shot of this angle. Before, there was a big armoire where I am standing to take this picture. Now that it's gone, I have space! It seriously feels like a new room in here. For this side table, I styled it layers again and lots of texture! 
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When we moved into this house a decade ago, I despised these french doors. I mean, who has 2 sets of doors on the front of their house? It was just weird to me. My husband and I even talked about turning it into a window once. Well, luckily that was a fleeting thought. These doors make the room and bring in so much sunlight. 
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As you can see, I love adding layers and lots of pillows and blankets! I wish I can say it's just a cold weather thing, but it's totally not. Some people are minimalists....I am definitely not, ha! But for reals, the amount of pillows and blankets in here is just  little ridiculous :) 
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I hope you enjoyed the tour! I'll be posting more of my house later this week and next!  If you are following the blog hop, next for today is StoneGable. You will love Yvonne's house! And below is the list of all the other tours going on this week!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Seeking Lavender Lane / The Wood Grain Cottage / Duke Manor Farm / 11 Magnolia Lane / Life On Cedar Lane

Thursday

Friday

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

DIY Magnetic Wood Hanging Frame

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Hasn't this year been a weird one? I think we can all agree upon that. But, seriously though, all of a sudden it's fall, that somehow went fast yet slow with all this craziness. How did that even happen? ha! I'm always hesitant to put fall decor out because the next decor after that is Christmas. And as much as I love Christmas, I absolute despise winter and cold temps. I'm all about the 100+ degree weather. Yep. I'm one of those people :)  Well, what seems like a crazy long summer break (March - now), my mind keeps telling me it's fall and that I'm actually ready for it ... before it actually is for once! So, I've brought in a little fall decor in this tutorial :) 

I shared with you my homeschool room last week, and promised a tutorial on how to make these wood hanger frames. They are perfect for posters or larger pictures. I made this sign and had it printed up big just for it. 
The actual sign is a black and white engineer print from Office Depot. It's 24x36 and only cost about $3. Serious. With that being so cheap, the hanger has to be cheap too, right? Well, it is :)

Supplies:
1" poplar slats from Home Depot (comes in 4' pieces)
Stain
Rope to hang, leather or jute

I found these thin 1" poplar slats from Home Depot for about $2 in the molding aisle. They are 4 feet long each. So, I needed 2 of them to make my 4 pieces. I cut each one at 24" since the top of my sign was that size. I then stained it with Dark Walnut from Minwax.

Next, I went about 2 inches in on each side, and stapled my jute. I first tied a knot, but the knot does get in the way of the magnet sometimes. So, if you do a knot, make sure it is super small, or try to put the staple right in the cord itself. Make sure you cut off the excess after the knot also. 
I then cut strips of the magnet and placed it on the non-stained sides of the slats. I lined them up with the second board to make sure when they are closed, they line up and stay on pretty good.
I did this for the top and bottom pairs.
I then lined up my print on the back slats, and aligned the top ones. I did notice that for this thicker paper on my "fall" sign, the magnets weren't wanting to stay as much. Every time the paper slipped, the magnets slipped. So, I did have to use my staple gun again and staple the paper into the back slats. That helped a ton, and then the top slats stayed on like a charm! 

My homeschool charts are also engineer prints. I made these up from something I saw on Etsy...otherwise I would share the design with you. This time though, the prints were on super thin paper which made it  a ton easier to hang. I didn't have to staple these. I didn't choose the paper though, so I'm not sure what type of paper engineer prints are really supposed to come on. 
So, the the total for each of these charts/signs was under $10...maybe closer to $8. This is my new fave way to hang signs, and may be appearing a little more in my decor :) The frames themselves though only cost about $5 each to make. 

My favorite way to hang to hang these is using wood push pins like these.  Let me know, have you started your fall decor? I have to admit, I've had pumpkins out for like 2 weeks now :) 

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