Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall Mantle

As I've said before, I love fall, it's my favorite season, but I feel like it was too short! We have just had our first snow of the season and it's not even winter yet!

With Thanksgiving this week and Christmas around the corner, and changing out the decor for it soon, I figured that I should finally share the fall mantle before I take it down.

Where did the time go!?

I decorated our mantle using the painted pumpkins that I shared with you here.

Those twig pumpkins were only $3.00 in the dollar section at 
The brown and yellow ones were a gift from my MIL that she got from TJMaxx.

I easily made the leaf banner using fake leaves {that I spray painted gold}, twine, and miniature size clothes pins...super easy!

What do you think?
Did you decorate you mantle for the fall season as well?


Monday, November 17, 2014

Once Upon A Lamp

I'm not happy with the current situation of our guest room/office space, and although I have somewhat of an idea in my head of what I want it to look like, the struggle is real.

One step at a time though.

There's this lamp on the nightstand that I just wasn't pleased with anymore, but I didn't particularly want to get rid of it either; I loved the shape, and as my husband would say, there's nothing wrong with it. 

On the contrary, with the help of my favorite DIY partner, the rehab was simple.

I used the fabulous Rust-Oleum metallic black spray paint.

Here is the lamp as it was...a little too silver-y. I wasn't fond of the two-tone colors that the black leather band offered.

I taped off the leather band and spray painted the rest of it.

I love the darkened appeal to it now with the metallic finish and in one full color.

I'm hoping simple changes like this will eventually make a big impact as I slowly transform this room.