Monday, October 5, 2009

Simple Fall Decor

Now that summer is over and I'm s-l-o-w-l-y transitioning our home into the fall season, I'm finding my taste in decor has become a lot more simplistic.

I had the opportunity to attend a tent sale at the candle factory near where I work, and I picked up quite a few items for my fall decorating (and a couple for my Christmas Garlands and decor). I tried to look at the items through 'decorator glasses' and see the multiple uses an item could have, and how I could improve an item that wasn't my taste.

My first trip there (yes, there were two), I picked up a small wall shelf ($6) and a small(ish) wooden pillar candle holder ($3). I was going to pass them up at first because they had some unfortunate 'shabby' details, but I figured I could cover the red/hot pink up with a permanent marker, and it worked perfectly!

After covering up all of the red detailing, I put the shelf on the fireplace mantle under our TV and threw some candles on there. Delightful!

A couple of days later I went back to the sale and managed to snatch up a medium sized candle holder ($5), and gave it the same sharpie treatment. Here's what I came up with with the two candle holders, some candles from around the house, and one of the gold metal stars I bought at the sale ($1 each). It's not fall specific decor, but it brings in some of the richer colour of the season, and I love it!

Next, I added a few new things to my frame wall, and rearranged the living room a little bit to open the space up a little more.

One other fall decoration I created was modelled after a Ballard Designs copy done by Kara @ Creations by Kara. I used some leftover leaves and a wheat stalk and tied it to a candle using some twine. I put it on my kitchen shelves against a wicker basket which compliments its colours.

A couple of weeks ago I got tired of looking at the random empty space at the top of the 'fridge cave' and I used some material I had in the house to cover it up. You can tell by the right side that it's not 100% done, and I'm still looking for some cute fringe to glue along the bottom, but it's definitely an improvement, and it means I can use it for real storage instead of worrying about my storage looking 'nice'.

I'm putting this up on Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.


Anonymous said...

Great updates! I really like your simple candle with the leaf, twine, rocks, candle. All of the texture involved in that one little arrangement is awesome!
pk @ room remix

Kathy said...

I love all of your ideas...thanks for sharing.

Kathy :)

Sheri said...

Such a sweet sweet wall. I love the "I DO"

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Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I love your fall decorations. The candles on the shelf - you said it right - delightful! I bet it's so pretty when the lights are low. I'm really loving having candles lit right now. Hope you have a great afternoon chicky!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...


Cindy Harvey said...

Very cool! I"m loving your wall with all the interesting (and beautiful) things. Love the candles displays especially....
peace, cindy

MotherhoodFilm said...

I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!! I love Fall decor!
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