One of the things I love best about following bloggers is that you feel like you get to know them as people. Another thing I love are photos of their lives and homes. I love recipes and DIYs but I also LOVE seeing what their living space is like. Here are some updates in our home that we’ve made this fall, some seasonal decor and some permanent.
This wreath required zero glueing or sewing ie my favorite type of DIY! I already had all the materials too which means it was free! I had a wreath form from a DIY kit from Paper Source that I hadn’t been using. I wrapped burlap (I had this for photography styling props) around the wreath form. Then I wrapped a green ribbon that around the burlap, You can see in the bottom near the bow I just wrapped the excess around and tucked it in. Not totally pretty but I don’t mind. The green ribbon came from a Williams Sonoma wedding gift 3 years ago. So now you know I don’t throw things like ribbon away. The bow was also on a wedding present from my Aunt. Since we got married in the Fall it is seasonally appropriate.
Autumn mantlepiece! The leaves also came from a wedding gift wrapping. Who saves things? —>This girl! The little ball with faux flowers I made for a friend’s bachelorette a few years ago. So that cost me some money a while back but I’m not sure how much, I’m willing to say sub $12. I like how simple the leaf garland is and that is speaks autumn and isn’t overwhelming.
You may recall last summer we were working on replacing all the metal closet doors in the house. Unsightly and loud they just didn’t work for us. Zach replaced them with regular closet doors from Home Depot and I painted them to match the trim in the rest of the house. But the fun part was choosing knobs! The first two doors are in our main hallway which includes a coat closet and a linen closet. I aim to have fun things in the house that are also practical. Anthropologie had these hilarious knobs that I was coveting but didn’t want to spend full price on. Lo and behold last summer they were on clearance and I pounced.
I love that they are goofy and sort of admit that we are two unorganized people who strive to be anything but.
Those hall closets weren’t the only metal closet doors that needed to go. We had 4 in the master bedroom and they were horrid. I cannot express how much I hated those closets. The metal was yellowed and every time we opened them the other person would wake due to the sound. Zach installed the same closet doors we used in the hallway after I painted them (go paint sprayer!). This week I went to Antrhopologie again to see what the clearance bin had in store for me. I also checked out the full price items but realized I liked the following knobs the best.
I know I know, they have brass on them! And as you know that is my least favorite house accent. But I’m trying to make bolder decisions when it comes to design and I thought these would help me along the way. Either my eyesight really is as bad as I’m told it is or the brass isn’t so garish when you walk past them. The pictures don’t do the knobs justice the center is this cool shimmery opal that kind of looks purple in the light. At $2.95 a pop these were a lot cheaper than the plain jane ones at Home Depot. So I feel good about this purchase 😉
Now I have a question for you! My Dad brought this side board table over to our house a while back. It is a really nice piece of furniture but I don’t love the color of the wood. It has a coating on it which I imagine I’ll need to sand off somehow. What color would you go for? I’m thinking grey and Zach was thinking black….