Monday, October 20, 2014
Fall Porch and Home Tour - 2014
Today I am excited to share a Fall Home Tour with you! I feel as though every year our home looks a little different as I add new pieces I've purchased or crafted. I also arrange my fall pieces differently around the home each year for visual interest.
Every fall, I enjoy planning out how to decorate our front porch. I feel this is the part of the home that EVERYONE sees, where only a select few friends and family members (and all my blog readers!) get to see how I decorate the inside of the home. This year I added some colorful and personalized throw pillows to our bench, added more color to the chalkboards (thanks to colored chalk!), made a candy corn tassel for the chalkboard easel (see post HERE) and I found a small rustic wheelbarrow at our local grocery store and painted it white.
The colored chalk really adds some richness to the leaves on this chalkboard.
I have been wanting to add some throw pillows to our bench to spruce it up and these personalized pillows have really done the trick! They are made out of a really thick and resistant material and I can remove them from the insert and wash them easily.
I got this wagon during the spring at a grocery store by me for $12. It was sort of an ugly green color and I repainted it with white paint. I really love how it has chicken wire on the sides, metal wheels and a metal handle. I purchased the mini hay bales at Hobby Lobby for it and placed a small pot of mums and some pumpkins in it. The jack o' lantern pot I purchased last year at a local farm called Eckerts.
I only used white chalk on my chalkboard easel last fall, but I am in love with how I drew candy corns on it this year to go with the candy corn tassel garland.
You may or may not remember my DIY ombre fall door mat that I made last fall (see post HERE). Are you ready to come in to see the inside fall decorations of my home?
On the door that opens to our kitchen from the garage, I have hung this candy corn felt wreath. I took a photo of it on the door, but the lighting is better in this photo. You can see the DIY instructions for this wreath HERE.
I created a new centerpiece for our coffee table this fall by purchasing a gold mirror tray from Hobby Lobby and adding ceramic pumpkins that I spray painted in white and gold to it. I also added a burlap banner that says fall in white stamped letters. See the entire post HERE.
I bought this new sign while I was out shopping on Main Street in St. Charles with friends. Isn't this just me all over?! ;) And, I put a mini burlap candy corn next to it.
I don't have a mantel in my home, so I always decorate the buffet rack for the holidays.
We went apple picking really, really early this fall and I decided to make a fun collage with the photos. I put all my favorite photos on this 5x7 easel collage from our apple picking adventure.
This is another purchase from Main Street on St. Charles. As I have said in other posts, I have a big candy corn crush this fall. I really had to have this candy corn brush tree!
I also put up a Halloween tree every year! The tree was clearances down after Halloween from PBK and the ornaments are store bought and hand made. And, I KNOW... I put presents under it this year. My kids are so spoiled! I must add that Grandma helped add to the present pile under the tree... I didn't buy all of those presents for them! ;) I already had the black wrapping paper with white polka dots downstairs from when I did their Mickey Mail a couple years back and the purple paper was old, too. I made up the bows from leftover ribbon and burlap that I had on hand. I really love making handmade bows for presents when I have extra time in the day!
I decided to make a new bow with this plaid ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby. I love how it turned out! All I did was wrap the ribbon around my fingers several times, then I tied it in the middle with a piece of matching ribbon. That's it!
We still haven't made our homemade ornaments for the tree yet this year (every year we make a new ornament for it), but this metal ornament from Tiny Prints is new to the tree this fall (see ornament HERE). I personalized the ornament with a photo of the kids on one side and a photo of me and Brian on the other side. It came with a red ribbon, but I decided to use the plaid ribbon that I had used on the tree's pot for the ornament, too!
I also love to have fresh flowers around the house, here is a shot of some fall flowers that I had on our table, complete with a cutting of some fall colored leaves.
I also decorated our fairy garden in our bird bath in the back yard for the fall. Here is a ghost holding a pumpkin next to the fairy house.
Little candy corn stakes.
And, a tombstone!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our home! I also enjoy decorating for Thanksgiving and have an entire bin of Thanksgiving decor to put out once Halloween is over... I know, I just love holidays! I hope you are enjoying the fall, too and I wish your family many cool crisp nights with lots of hot cocoa and s'mores!
See our 2013 Fall Home Tour HERE.
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Fall Porch and Home Tour - 2014