Adventures in Decorating: Fall 2013 begins

 

 

 

I decided to show you the process my brain goes through when I decorate.

The air has gone to 55 at night at 75 during the day. I know more warm days are coming, but I’m ready to start prepping for Fall.

When I am planning my decor each season I start with a trip to the craft stores and some pinning time on Pinterest.

http://pinterest.com/closertolola/decorating/

About this time every year the craft stores start putting out their Fall stuff.

This is the decorating board I am housing all my ideas on.

I also still need to clean up the basement and then properly sort and determine what I’m using this year, and what I might need to buy to supplement.

As I move through each stage of the process, I will outline for you. Maybe I make it harder than it has be be, I don’t know. But it’s how my mind works and decorating always relaxes me!

What are you plans or thoughts on all the new fall decor, burlap and other natural items appear to still be in fashion! I also found a 50 yard spool of wired burlap ribbon at Costco!

Can’t wait to use it. Happy  adventures in decorating Lovies!

 

 


Good Enough DIY Memo Wall Boards and Mirror Wall

Adventures in Decorating

Good Enough DIY Memo Wall Boards

I finally finished MiniMe’s room to good enough.  I can live it until after gardening season is over in the fall.  This will leave me time to be patient while I wait for the perfect queen size french bed, nightstand, and chair to match her room. Anyone got an old curvy wing back chair I can paint or try recovering?  I can barter for some organizing, purging or decorating advice. I’m handy too, just saying.  I will write up the tips, tricks and lessons learned later. I still need to get the Easter Decor completed, yes I’m still tinkering, and yes Babu has told me I have ” a problem”.   For now here is the final result, I hoped for a  Home Decorator magazine clean and tidy room, but she will be 25 before I can achieve it and she is 10 now. Please excuse the mess.  🙂 Have a great week Lovies, I had a cortisone shot in my foot Thursday and hope to be on the pavement next Saturday!

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Finally got started on the Thanksgiving Decor

We won the neighborhood  Halloween  Decorating Contest for  Best Overall Yard. It netted a $100 Gift card  that we can use to dine at a cool restaurant in the arts district downtown.   I hurried and got  all of the indoor decor down and put away before The Ladies came to clean.   They aren’t  doing so hot, we are on crew number 2.     In the past I would of also made the transition to Thanksgiving  decor at the same time.    This year I enjoyed the  clean empty spaces on all my surfaces for a little bit before I dug back in.   I am even thinking I’m not putting out Dept 56  Christmas Houses this year.   But we will see how I feel once Thanksgiving gets here.   It’s the first Thanksgiving in a while I can eat when I want, where I want and we are eating at 6 at my house.  I’m buying The Husband a new fabulous electric smoker for his coming Birthday, and he is making a turkey breast and something beefier.  The rest we will work out later, but I did promise homemade croutons and spinach salad.   It’s nothing super special, but I’m  sharing mostly because I like looking at what other people do and getting ideas.