And more so this year than any other year, Fall is inspiring me to be more creative. I don't necessarily want or am able to buy new things, I want to see how I can decorate using the things I already have. I have 3 very small little projects under my belt thus far and we'll see what else I can come up with. I welcome any ideas you all have!!
Ok, on to my first project. I did this one yesterday. Some of you may remember the little blueish-teal picture frames we had hanging near our fireplace with mine and Steve's pictures in them. I painted them right after we got married. I took them down about 6 months ago and have wanted to find some way I could use the frames again. I always see this project on a ton of websites around Fall but have never tried it so I gave it a whirl.
I repainted the frames, distressed them with a stick pin while they were wet, (but you can do that when they are dry too) picked out some scrapbook paper for the background and stuck in the leaves I had pressed the week before.
I noticed after taking this that our selection of outerwear is looking kinda Springy. Almost time to get the scarves and mittens out!
On to my next project which I did last night and this morning. I was inspired after taking a tour of a vineyard while in Williamsburg, VA last weekend while visiting the in-laws. They had one of these for sale for like $30 or something ridiculous. And of course I thought, "Hey! I can do that!" And so I did! Note: these corks were saved over a 3 year period :) We originally just stored them in a wine carafe but they look so much happier framed!
This isn't really a "project" per se. This little wrought iron N hook I found at Hobby Lobby last week for $4. Since it's heavy, I needed to hammer in those plastic thingies first to make sure the hook didn't get ripped off the wall. Then I screwed the screws in using the handy dandy electric drill. I felt pretty successful since I completed this small task, hook lined up straight the first time!!
And of course I couldn't complete the post without some pictures of my little spark plug!! Here she is putting on her rain boots.
Ok, this one is kinda random. I got this cradle for Audrey at the Salvation Army yesterday. I think it's just too cute!! But I'm debating painting it. It's going to be her Christmas present. Any suggestions/opinions on what I should do? Paint or leave it?
Here she is giving the leaf a taste :) I'm amazed at how many leaves have fallen from the tree in our backyard already! I feel like the last few years it's been well into October when the leaves fall. Oh and for those of you that don't know, Audrey finally took her first steps last week!! Video to come soon!