I was more excited than usual to decorate our front porch this year because we just completed a much overdue renovation of the porch which now has all new supports, stairs, and lumber all around. We have not gotten to stain the wood yet, but who knows when we’ll have time to do that, so I just went ahead and started decking it out for fall! This is a project we had on our list since moving in, as many of the boards had major cracking or holes in them, but somehow or another it always got pushed to the side. Now it’s as good as new and completely structurally sound as well.Read more
Today I’m sharing the next room up on my fall home tour, my kitchen! I love to decorate this space for any time of year because there’s so many different areas and elements to refresh: open shelving, fireplace, table settings, and more! I usually use a lot of bright colors in here normally but add an extra pop of orange in as well for fall. I love how it looks mixed with the greens, blues, and gold accents I usually have in this space. Some of my favorite elements of this room are the simplest decor items- like the blue vase on the kitchen table filled with a tall autumn leaf stem; or the fireplace filled with a combination of firewood, bright pumpkins and gourds, and modern brass candlesticks.Read more
Happy fall y'all! I'm so excited to share some more of my fall decor and today I'll be showing you my kitchen. I always enjoy adding some fall touches to our open shelving wall in here and some garland and wreaths to our corner fireplace. I try to reserve all my brightest fall decor for this space, since I have a lot of vintage kitchenware that tends to come in bright, kitschy colors. Pops of turquoise, orange, and yellow are mixed with lots of black and white as well as brass and gold touches. I always like to have fresh flowers in the kitchen too and Trader Joe's always has the best fall flowers every year. Some of my other vases, pitchers, and jars throughout the room are filled with wheat or faux leaf stems. I love the simple and natural feel of those arrangements and how much warmth they add to the space. As always most all my decor is thrifted, or a mix of Homegoods and Target. You can find more details on all our kitchen fixtures and renovation here. I've also linked a lot of those items, as well as similar fall decor for you to shop below! If you have any questions about anything not mentioned- feel free to ask!
What better way to celebrate our first fall weekend than with a makeover giveaway?! I've partnered with two of my local favorites, Springhouse Gardens + Kayla Weber Art to bring you the perfect collection of fall plants + decor for decorating your mantle, porch, or entryway! The winner of the giveaway will also receive custom styling of the items in your home by me! This giveaway includes: 3 mums from Springhouse Gardens; 2 pumpkins from Springhouse Gardens; mini fall painting by Kayla Weber Art; framed vintage equestrian print from Miss Molly Vintage; 3 basket planters from Miss Molly Vintage; vintage lantern + vintage glass bottle from Miss Molly Vintage; and custom styling by Miss Molly Vintage.
As soon as September hits (and let's be honest a few weeks before too) I'm ready to deck my house out with all things cozy + autumn themed! It's my favorite time of year kicking off what feels like a marathon of seasonal decorating. The holidays give me an excuse to freshen up each room with some new decor and rearrange a bit too. I love the refreshed and super cozy feeling it brings to my home each year. Most of my decor is a collection of vintage or thrifted items that I have gathered over the years. Sometimes I leave thrifted/vintage items as-is and sometimes I alter them slightly with a little DIY or upcycling. You can easily DIY some of my fall decor items like my vintage "gather" fall landscape painting (tutorial here), or my gold leaf garland (tutorial here). I also like shopping for new decor at stores like Home Goods, Target, At Home, and Hobby Lobby. I find that my favorite decor pieces each year are unexpected things that are more natural and simple fall items like pinecones, acorns, leaves, and wheat. Something as simple as a glass vase or vintage bottle filled with a few pieces of wheat or a dried branch can turn into the most stunning fall display. I've linked up all my decor pieces above + below, as well as a list of my favorite fall decor picks now in-stores for you to shop! Enjoy!
"Gather" table runner: Target | Pinecone garland: Target | Leaf garland: Target | Vintage candlesticks: thrifted (similar here) | Stick wreath: thrifted (similar here)
Our kitchen is the center of our home and where we spend most of our time, so I wanted to be sure the fall decor didn't make it feel cluttered and fit in seamlessly with the style of the space. I added a few wreaths, some garland, and plenty of pumpkins and gourds throughout the space to give it a natural, rustic fall feel. These touches blended perfectly with the industrial farmhouse style of our kitchen while also adding perfect pops of color and texture. Above you can see our fireplace area which features one of my favorite thrifted wreaths, a $5 yard sale find that is super unique and the perfect statement piece for above the fireplace. I also added a couple of layered fall garlands from Target and filled the fireplace with pumpkins and vintage candlesticks (temporarily until we get out fireplaces checked out, sweeped, and ready for winter fires!).
Pumpkins + gourds: Lexington Farmer's Market | Burlap pumpkins: Target | Vintage fall paint-by-number: thrifted (similar here + here)
On our open-shelving wall I simply added some fall touches: pumpkins, gourds, amber and turquoise jars, and a fall paint-by-number at the bottom. The dishes and serving ware that we usually display on this shelf are pretty neutral so I can add just about any pops of color easily.
I updated our giant chalkboard with a fall quote too! I always find chalkboard quote ideas and font inspiration on Pinterest.
Details on all our kitchen fixtures and before + after photos here
I always keep this basket in the center of the island to hold produce, snacks, and this giant jar of fresh flowers. It's the perfect centerpiece and kind of anchors the entire kitchen.
Pinecone garland: Target | Gold wreath: thrifted + spray painted (similar here) | Pumpkins + gourds: Lexington Farmer's Market
I'm slowly adding more wall art, like these vintage brass plates by the fridge, and finishing out the overall decor of the kitchen. I've also added curtains on all the windows and the multi-colored rug by the sink. I still have a few small projects in here but it finally feels more complete and "lived-in." Looking back on my last kitchen post from a few months ago, it's amazing how much it has already evolved! I love the coziness and warmth all the fall decor adds and will be just as excited to transform it again for Christmas in a month or so! I've linked all my fall decor throughout this post and at the bottom of the post too for easy shopping. If you are looking for information on fixtures or renovation details, you can find all of those here. As always, if you have questions about something not mentioned, just ask!
"Gather" table runner: Target
One of my favorite part of the new house is our giant front porch! Even though the old floor boards need a little work (hopefully will get to this next spring/summer), it is such a wonderful space to have and fun area to decorate! Right now we have one side set up with a small table and chairs and the other with a bench. We eventually want to definitely get a hanging porch swing for here. The center of the porch is where our front door is and there are a double set of stairs leading up to the porch from the circular driveway in front of our house.
We lucked out on finding this cute little IKEA dining set a garage sale and it's the perfect size for the porch. I created a simple centerpiece on the middle of the table with a few different colored pumpkins + wooden candlesticks. I also found the hanging gold planters at a garage sale and filled them with my favorite fall plants: cabbages + kale!
Near the front door I have some more pumpkins and old distressed baskets filled with ferns (also garage sale finds). This gold wreath on the front door is one of my favorite wreaths and I pretty much use it year round. I layered it on top of a dried fall floral wreath that I found while thrifting. Layering wreaths is my favorite way to create a one-of-a-kind statement piece for the front door.
Foddershocks have become one of my traditional decorations every year and I couldn't wait to decorate these columns with them! This year I found these giant ones just down the road at the Woodford Feed Co. and they go all the way from the ground to the roof!
Since this area is protected from the rain I was able to pile my bench full of pillows + a cute plaid blanket. The floral pillows are vintage barkcloth that I found at an estate sale, while the gingham + "Hello Fall" pillow were steals from the Target Dollar Spot. The wool blanket is also a vintage find and a perfect pop of color.
No southern porch is complete without some mums and I love the pop of color they add especially in these vintage brass planters. This little area by the door is probably my favorite little vignette on the porch. I used an old piece of barnwood to make this vertical sign a couple years back. It says "FALL" on one side and "JOY" on the other so I can use it for both fall and Christmas decorating. In front of it I used an old wooden trough to hold some pumpkins, gourds, plant, sticks, and dried hydrangeas. I also used a vintage basket beside it to hold a cluster of some more dried hydrangeas (I can't ever get enough!) and cornstalks.
Here you can see the full layout of the porch. Future plans include replacing all the floorboards with black reclaimed wood and hopefully replacing that lattice at the bottom of the porch with something more solid and finished looking (maybe some kind of stonework or solid wood). I'd also love to make some simple, real wood shutters like they use on Fixer Upper quite often. For now though I'm enjoying having this extra outdoor space and just one more area for me to decorate! While most of the items I used on this porch are thrifted or vintage, I've linked some similar options at the end of this post for you to shop.
Today I'm sharing one of my favorite easy ways to create one-of-a-kind artwork for fall on the cheap! Last year I shared a similar project using a thrift-store vintage painting and when I found another fall vintage landscape painting this year, I couldn't pass it up! These large, framed landscape paintings were very popular in the 70's and are pretty easy to find at local thrift stores or garage sales. In their original condition, many would consider them "grandma-ish" or outdated, but I just love the colors and wood frames on these. With just a little updating and your favorite fall quote or word, they instantly become the perfect fall focal piece. Even better, they are usually super cheap- I found this one for under $10! Since they are so large they can really anchor a space and you can customize your own with any quote or colors.
To begin, I traced out my word with a chalk pen. I used Pinterest to search font inspiration and then just free handed it. After I finished tracing out the word, I used gold + copper craft paint and a small flat-ended paint brush to carefully paint over each letter. I started with the copper and then finished by blending in some gold for extra dimension. You could also just use paint pens for this part, although you are able to get a much thicker, more opaque line with regular paint.
This project only takes a couple of materials and depending on the length of your quote, you can finish in well under an hour! The possibilities are endless for this project and you can really use any vintage photograph, poster, or painting as a backdrop. Below, you can check out my other DIY fall painting from last year too! I love the way these turned out and they are some of my favorite fall decor pieces each year. They are perfect for placing above a long sideboard, buffet, mantle, or bench with a wreath or antlers above! Please share with me your finished projects!