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Welcome Fall

 I love this time of year!  On the lake things are quieting down, and the leaves are changing.
So it’s time to break out the Fall decor!  My house is full of blues and cool colors so sometimes mixing in the bright reds and oranges of fall can be challenging.  I decided to try a neutral pallet this year, which of course gave me the excuse to use my favorite design tool – SPRAY PAINT!

 This is the entry to our house. This table used to be a dark walnut table until I distressed and whitewashed it so it would fit in better with our casual cottage vibe.
The rattan vases are always hanging out here but to make them a little more fall-ish I bought a big bundle of dried corn stalks for $3 from the farm stand down the road.
I mentioned spray paint earlier, I can’t say enough good things about spray paint! My hubby could not say enough bad things about it, you should see his garage floor…
 Let’s just say that I was spray painting some chairs red this summer when it was a bit windy and now it looks like an episode of CSI in our garage, oops!
 I promised him someday when I’m finished with all my projects I would refinish the garage floor for him.  This is a pretty safe promise, I mean, really, me? done with projects for good? HA!
These pears were a pop of color in our dining area but they were starting to pop a little too much.  I still liked the shape of the pears so thru the magic of spray paint they are now white.  Then they were a little too white (I know I’m ridiculous) so I applied a little brown glaze to tone them down a bit.
BEFORE apple green.

 AFTER ahhh!  Much better!
 I picked up the “love you more” tea towel at an antique store and I have big plans for it to be a pillow but first it’s making a pit stop in the entry until Christmas.  I used a staple gun to tack it to a small blank canvas for some instant art.
So that’s what I’ve gotten going on the inside of the house for fall, I’m excited to work on the outside this weekend!
I linked up at ThriftyDecorChick, love her blog check it out!
I also linked up over at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating check out the other great ideas here.
and over at Common Ground here .
and at Tatertots and Jello here

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22 Comments

  1. Hello Kelly! Im thrilled I found you through Ella :) Im in love with your house and decor, so absolutely perfect and delicate! :)

    Hugs,

  2. Hi Kelly. I too found you through Ella Claire. I love your home and your creativity!! Happy to be a follower!!

  3. Hi Kelly. I too, found you through Ella Claire. Love your home and decor style. I am glad to be your newest follower.

    Bronwyn @ queenbcreativeme.blogsot.com

  4. Hi Kelly, just found you from Kristen at Ella Claire. Love your Fall decor, great idea to change out the big pear, come visit when you can!

  5. Everything looks amazing. You have a great blog and I am an new follower. I was sent over by Kristen from Ella Claire

  6. You have created a beautiful vignette! I can’t sew to save my life so I love your trick of tacking a fun tea towel to a canvas to display it in another way. Also, the pears look like they have always been that colour and finish. Well done!

  7. Oh spray paint… the magical tool! Love it! Sprayed my pumpkins this year too. So inspired by neutrals. Love your display! :)

  8. Love it! Isn’t spray paint the greatest!! I’m currently walking around the house to see what can be sprayed next!! Ha! What spray paint color did u use for the table?

    1. I know, you can change your whole house with spray paint! I actually didn’t spray paint the table, I sanded it down with a hand sander. Then I dry brushed white paint (leftover trim paint)on leaving some of the wood showing, then rubbed some brown glaze over it, then sanded again. I just kept working at it until it looked right!

  9. What a beautiful and serene entry you’ve created–I love spray paint projects too, so the pears are lovely! I also really like your distressed table–so pretty.

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