I love decorating around the house using natural elements… especially in the Fall. It is a surefire way to change the whole vibe of your space with minimal effort. There is so much more you can do to get ready for fall than adding an old tired wreath of fake orange and red leaves.
I have been saving so many photos of pretty flowers lately, I just wanted to share a few that I find inspiring.
I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my inspirations for Fall decor! Don’t forget to check me out on Instagram @Chair_candy to see all the awesome chairs I find!
Free wood? Even if I couldn’t think of a project off the bat, this was too pretty to pass up!
I found these outside of a girlfriend’s place. The pieces of wood are huge, and it took two of us to carry the shorter pieces. We didn’t know what we’d use this wood for, so we just grabbed the two smaller pieces. Later in the day, I thought they would make amazing table tops, but it was too late to go for the longer pieces. We ran into some contractors, who said these were pieces of a staircase they were building that weren’t cut quite right.
And that’s not always a bad thing. Here’s a picture of the dining set finally finished (and I’m so, so happy with it!!!)
The neutral gray legs and chairs balance out the bright orange and Tiffany Blue. I’m sneaky and took a Tiffany & Co. catalog to get matched at the paint store. I love this set so much I am tempted to keep it, but it would look terrible in my hot pink dining room and wouldn’t be good for my hoarder-ish tendencies. Yeah, I just made up a word.
Anyway… here’s another pic!
Okay, so I almost quit… but I couldn’t give up that easily. Plus the chairs were basically done, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt anything to mess with it a little more.
I ended up staining the lighter side one more time then re-staining the whole thing, which made it a lot more even. I actually like the differences in the wood- it really shows that this isn’t a new piece, and I LOVE that it has history!
I’ll do another post with some before shots so you can see just how far it has come.
I am LOVING this coffee table featured on One Kings Lane today. I find myself moving away from chunky, boxy looks like chests and toward clean and elegant lines. That, and I’m a sucker for dark wood– reminds me of my Southern roots!