Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Decorating

It’s finally starting to feel like fall in NC……… well kinda.  I haven’t had to use the heat or air conditioner in about 2 weeks ! 
I don’t do a lot of fall decorating, but here’s what I’ve done so far, just the mantle and the sofa table.
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I downloaded the skull and bat from The Graphics Fairy and printed it onto transfer paper.  Then I ironed them onto some scrap fabric and framed them in 5x7’s that I spray painted black.
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You may recognize the urn and candlestick from a project I did last fall. The bat garland is by Martha Stewart from Michael’s.  (I had a 50% off coupon and had to buy something)
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I wanted to make some spooky trees to go with the graveyard that I made last year.  A little spray paint, a trip to the dollar store and a walk outside…… super easy !
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Sorry for so many pics but I’ve been playing around with my camera’s shutter speed and aperture settings and I needed a subject.
As much as I love the wall color (BM Dark Mustard)  in the fall and winter, I don’t think it will make it through another summer. 
Although, a cream slipcover for the sofa might make it bearable……….. thoughts ?
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15 comments:

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

You did a great job, Tammy! I really need to get busy on decorating my home for fall too!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

It looks great! I love the spooky trees, 'tis the season to do fun things around the house!

LDH said...

Lots of great fall decorating gong on here! The mantle is great ~ love the candy corn in the votive cup! You have a lovely room with perfect vignettes throughout!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I am loving your bat garland and your spooky tree! So, so cute! And I hear ya on the colors. My lower level will be getting a complete "lightening up" as soon as I find the time I never seem to have to repaint it. So yes, I think it would look good lightened up and in the meantime a slipcover might make you fall in love with it all over again!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love that color! Really, looks great. But I agree, maybe a cream slip cover would help....

Sandra said...

I love the little bat garland...so cute. I am liking the branch trees all over blogland this year...I'll have to think about where to put one...thanks for the ideas.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

It all looks great! I made a spooky tree too and a neighbor down the street has one on her porch. I walked by and wondered if she was a blogger. :) I also had a 50% off coupon for Martha Stewart at Michael's. I wanted the bats. I get to Michael's and the coupon I printed had disappeared. Oh well. Maybe I can print another one. I like your wall color but I know what you mean about it feeling like a fall/winter color. Maybe changing the curtains to bright white in the spring/summer will help. I have white curtains up in my living room now and it really lightens it up. But now that it's fall, I'm longing for something more warm and cozy. :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your Halloween decor! I love the tree and the garland on the fireplace - Really charming!I think the color on the wall is pretty- I would definitely think about trying the slipcover and see what you think before painting. I have a decorating inspiration party at my blog on Fridays if you would like to join in sometime! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think the mantel looks wonderful. I love that candy corn on the candlestick...too cute!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oh so cute! i love fall decorating. this reminds me why. :)

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oh so cute! i love fall decorating. this reminds me why. :)

sharon's decor said...

Feeling guilty. I have no decorations out yet! Yours are great! My l/r wall are similar - pumpkin spice - I also feel the need to go lighter.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You have the perfect wall color for fall decorating. I'm hoping you put together a Thanksgiving mantle now.

The Zhush said...

Great job on the fall and spooky decor! Very festive and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Karen's right. You DO have the perfect color for fall decorating. It's just so warm and cozy! I like your window treatments too...

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