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Fall Tablescape

Keeping with the earth tones, this year’s fall tablescape is muted and simple. Creams and browns fit this space much better than the orange decor I used last year. I sold a lot of fall decor before moving here and gave away a few things after. I kept the glass and mercury glass pumpkins for the table and china cabinet. Then I put a few glass pumpkins around other parts of the house. I thought I would make it till after Thanksgiving to put up my Christmas decor, but it’s killing me and I’m giving in this weekend. I cannot wait to see this little space bursting with garland, trees, and Christmas colors. SHOP THIS POST

Exterior Before & After

The inexpensive way to makeover a house, paint. Instead of buying new garage doors, new exterior doors, and replacing the roof, my dad came to visit and got to work. He and Matt replaced the door handles, light fixtures, weather stripping, and painted the interior and exterior sides of the doors, trim, and garage doors. BEFORE AFTER My mom found a sprig similar to the color of the roof and that is how we matched the paint for the doors. We got paint similar to the color of the cedar siding to paint the garage doors. Mixing in some modern style light fixtures and door handles with the rustic exterior made this tiny house look a little more interesting. I am hoping next year I can work on the landscaping. We (mostly Matt) did a lot of clean up. We moved some rocks but nothing major this year. The interior is coming along. Mixing modern, Asian, and traditional styles with the rustic wood walls and finishes. It’s also officially fall, so I am attempting to …

Exterior Fall Decor

Last year I wanted something that would show up on the front door and would coordinate with the interior decor. I found white pumpkin picks at Hobby Lobby, as well as eucalyptus garland, deep blue flowers, and white floral stems. Instead of purchasing a new straw or vine wreath, I dug out an old grapevine wreath I had made years ago and had never used. I used fishing line to secure the pinecones and the garland. The wreath did not look full enough so I went back later and added some additional eucalyptus garland and willow vine garland. Since making this wreath last year, I have painted the front door and frame, replaced the door knob and deadbolt, and made pumpkin topiaries to match the wreath. However, the pumpkin topiaries are just too short. So for now, just a wreath will have to do. The yard is coming along. I have worked with what is there and replaced the plants that have died. I am pretty excited about cooler weather because I am finally going …