Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Favorite Fall Outfits...

Hey friends. Thank you so much for you amazing and positive comments regarding yesterday's post. You all are the best. Seriously.
Now that the weather has a definite chill, I have been searching the web for some cool autumn outfit inspirations.

Monday, September 29, 2014

My Journey & More of My Autumn Home

Once upon a time I blogged nearly every single day, was on top of my custom order pieces, had major decorating plans and commented on all my fave blogs. Remember that girl? Well. She totally lost her way this summer and got distracted by life, which has been a bit sad and seriously awesome all rolled into one.
If you've read Number Fifty-Three for any length of time then you know I'm not big on sharing personal info. I have really nothing against it and love blogs that do. The thing that nobody really knew was that for, like years, I have been pretty miserable and sad. And that made it hard to share.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Things I'm Loving This Week: Casual Fall Outifts

Seriously, how long has it been since I've done a Things I'm Loving This Week post? Like months way too long. That's how long. And I promise an explanation for my weird and sporadic blogging over the last few months. I promise. Like maybe even next week.  Because even though I don't share tons of personal stuff here...for real, my life has completely been flipped upside down and is just in a crazy new place that you all should know a little bit more about.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blogger Stylin' Home Tour: Fall Edition

Welcome everyone! I am super excited that you all are here because autumn is my absolute favorite time of year!  I love the change in the seasons and the crisp air and colorful leaves.
This year at Number Fifty-Three, I decided to go in a different direction for my fall d├ęcor and stick to a color palette of white, black and metallic.

BSHT Fall 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall In Love Series...Week One

Hey everyone! Forgive my lateness in getting this out this morning. My lovely guys have given me whatever makes-you-want-to-curl-up-in-ball-with-a-box-of-tissues illness they had last week.  Love how even though my boys are homeschooled we still go through the usual fall sicknesses every year.
But, I have something super exciting to share with you all today. My good buddy, Cassie from Primitive & Proper has organized this awesome series where we will be updating a room in our home over the next six weeks. How's that for motivation to get something accomplished!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Peacock and Espresso Dining Table & Dealing with A Staining Disaster

OK guys. I'm going to share with you a super, super tough custom order I recently finished and why it is always important to have a back up plan because sometimes painting furniture can seriously throw you a curveball. (P.S. This is also applicable for everyday life...always have a Plan B. Always.)


Monday, September 15, 2014

Chalkboard Painted Books & Autumn Coffee Table

Morning everyone!  All I have to say is thank goodness it is starting to feel like fall around here in New England. It makes the whole, "let's decorate with pumpkins and gourds" so much more festive.
I'm getting my home already for an upcoming fall tour and I thought I would give you all a little glimpse at what I have been up to.
I started this weekend with my coffee table. And yes, this is totally a different coffee table than I had a month ago. What can I say? I paint and sell furniture. I keep my favorites.

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Display Collections in Your Home

Hey there, friends!
It's no secret that I have several collections in my home.  It's sort of a love/hate kind of thing. While I love the items, I hate clutter. And there is a definite fine line between displaying the things you love and all out complete chaos and mess.
I thought today I would share some of my favorite collections with you all and show you how I have managed to add them to my home without being overwhelmed.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Book Page Leaf Branch & Contributor Post

Happy Friday! Since it is September and we are officially back to school I thought I would put together a quick and easy fall craft. Although, I have to say, 90 degrees and humid does not make me feel super autumny.

This project is fast, easy and inexpensive.  All you need is an old book, a leaf template (just Google "oak leaf" search images, and print on cardstock) pencil, scissors, hot glue, twine and a wispy branch (mine is a forsythia).

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Late Summer Arrangement & Vintage Maya Table Cloth

*I was compensated for this post with supplies, however all content, thoughts and opinions are my own.

Can you all believe that summer is practically over? It seriously flew by for us. We took some great trips to the beach (our favorite place ever) and I made some major decisions that will completely change our lives in the months to come. Also, we'll be starting back homeschooling later on this week, which is always exciting and challenging.
Today I thought I would share with you all a wonderful no cost floral arrangement I created from past-their-prime blooms from my yard and also share the most gorgeous table cloth that was gifted to me by Vintage Maya.
(And, yes, I know. Cat on the table. On the table cloth. I only let him get away with it because he is so cute and likes to be in pictures...)