Tuesday, October 25, 2016

DIY Boho Mandala Stenciled Artwork

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I love adding in quirky little touches to my home whenever I decorate. A couple of weeks ago I removed our mirror gallery wall from our dining room (I did like it, but really felt it wasn't giving me enough flexibility with decorating the space. And, if you know me, I'm in a constant state of moving things around and changing things up.)

Anyway, I added molding and painted the wall part white to match our trim to give the entire space more definition.

I have it really simply decorated right now...just a pile of white pumpkins, a plant, books and candles. All kind of moody, with hints of fall. I love using black in later autumn, because it does seem like a darker time of the year; it's cold, the trees are bare and daylight is short.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Antiquing Road Trip: New Hartford & Canton, Connecticut

This is another post in our Antiquing Road Trips series. To see more, click on the tab above.

It seems like the last few months have been a whirlwind of work + home renovations, with very little opportunity for relaxing and play.

This past weekend, we headed out on one of our antiquing road trips to some of our very favorite stores to unwind and I am so excited to share them with you all! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

DIY Wood Candlesticks

Earlier this week I was testing out some decorating ideas for the holiday season (yes, I know...way too early, but Christmas is not entirely my thing so I need plenty of planning time).

Anyway, I'm kind of smitten with these super easy wood candlesticks I made. I intend to do more, in various sizes, but I thought I would share my first batch with you all....BTW, totally thinking these would be amazing for Thanksgiving on either my dining table or mantel.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dec-O-Ween Halloween Home Tour

Welcome to my Halloween Home Tour! I love the entire autumn and Halloween season so incredibly much. This is truly my favorite time to decorate!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Turning Antique Bakery Carts into Usable Storage

You might remember a couple of months ago we bought an antique bakery cart for our dining room (here). I had been looking for one almost since around the time we bought the farmhouse, about a year ago. So, I was super excited when I found this one at a great price, with chippy paint in the perfect color and that was still in sturdy condition.

I had it decorated really simply, because honestly, the shelving is quite challenging to work with. They are all dowels, some of which roll and all of which are bowed from years of use. I'm not at all complaining, because I couldn't be more in love with the history that are behind these old pieces.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Gold Gilded & Stained Wood Coffee Table Tray

I seem to run into a certain problem more and more lately.  I'll have a vision for a certain decorative item in my mind and search everywhere for it with zero success.