October 5, 2011

Getting it Together

I really love decorating for fall because the colors bring such a feeling of calm to a space. I kept it simple, as simple as the ginormous mantle would let me. It was a challenge to not overfill it.

Also pictured is my new sofa table, courtesy of Craig's List. It was exactly what I was looking for. Exactly.

These fall pictures also serve as the living/dining room afters. You remember the befores, right? Gone is the green paint and the super shiny brass fireplace frame. I spray painted the existing one with high heat spray paint. May I suggest that you open the windows if you ever do this? Gah. I was coughing up black particles for over an hour.

You can't really tell from this photo, but the pining room paint color is darker than the living room. I love the way it turned out.

I did pretty much the same thing last year. I used sticks and twigs along with the dried flowers. I love the crisp, fall feel to the assortment. (Click to enlarge.) I also used fake pumpkins. Last year I used real ones and they rotten and ate away at the wood. Why did I not know that could happen?

I consider this a part of the 31 Days because this is important to me. I love to decorate and it can sometimes get pushed to the back burner.


The Foil Hat said...

What an awesome change. I am jealous of your mantle!!! And of the fact that you actually have fall. ;) Everything looks great.

Jersey Girl said...

Beautiful decor, Laney. I look forward to seeing it up close and personal next week. And, I have the (ahem!) skirt. Love you...

WendyP said...

Wow it looks so beautiful!

Zelda said...

It's so pretty! I love the colors. More pictures!