Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Fabulous Twist on your Fall Favorites!

I love decorating for the Holidays!
However, I have been craving a twist on the traditional fall decor!
This is what I came up with for my front porch...
As badly as I wanted to go to Michael's Craft store and drop $100 on really cool Fall Decor, my tiny budget said
USE WHAT YOU'VE GOT!
So, I whipped out my can of white paint and got busy Shabbying the lighted pumpkin I already had. 
(The pink pumpkins I leave inside they have more detailed painting and I will show you more pink on Saturday.)
I also slapped a coat of white paint on my basket and the gourds to help them blend.
 Underneath I added my spooky black house, a thrift store find,painted black with a shabby birdbath.
On the front door I used a fabulous feather wreath I found last season at a garage sale for a couple of bucks and tied a black ribbon at the top to give it a little spook effect! Yummy!
I had a leftover spider from my sons costume several years ago, I hung him in the corner.
 To the left is a chippy very old wicker rocker with no seat.
To re-purpose this rocker, I added a board to the bottom so I could fluff it up with a cheese box holding a birdouse and lots of faux greenery!
Make it Fabulous for Less Tip~ Look for neat old chairs without their seat. You can find them super cheap in flea markets, thrift stores and abandoned next to a trash can. Seatless chairs make fabulous outdoor holiday displays! They can be painted and fluffed to match your favorite time of year!
 Don't ya just love new twists on an old holiday favorite!
Well friends, I hope you have a lovely day!
Smile and be a blessing to those that cross your path!
This week I am so excited to be partying with the 
The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday
http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/ 
Time Travel Thursday at the Brambleberry Cottage
and 
Romantic Homes Show and Tell Friday
Hugs,
Olivia

22 comments:

  1. You look boo-perfect to me. Love the white pumpking with his orange leer. Great job!

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  2. Dear Olivia: You've added your own shabbylicious style to traditional decor and it is absolutely fab.! Very original - which I personally adore - your own signature touch! What a welcoming entry to your home and fun for the kids too!
    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  3. You worked the repurpose angle very well. We all need to do this...

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  4. Hi Olivia Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. I adore the happy spider in the corner, and the wreath is just the right touch. How pretty it is. Love the little bird house with the touch of black, makes everything looks so ghoulish. LOVE it.

    The gourds and the pumpkin look so festive. Love the white coating on them. Now I have got to tell you my favorite piece on this porch is that old floor lamp that you touched with paint and made it into a stand. Oh Olivia that is so stinkin darn cute. I LOVE it. Truly takes me home.

    I would love to come up on your porch. It says Welcome. I have made myself a note, (Note to Sherry: The next time a chair seat wears out on a chair, do not throw it out, think of Olivia's beauty.)

    Have a gorgeous day sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  5. Ha ha!! Love the pumpkin! I have the same one on my post but it is still orange! It belonged to my boys and they would probably freak if I painted it! I wanted to splurge, too but had to settle for what I had and just a few additional purchased items.

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  6. looks so good, love the giant spider!!!

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  7. Olivia, you done done it again!! Girlfriend you decorations are just fabulous!
    Now the Giant Spider would not work for me. I have such a phobia to spiders, that I would have to complete commitment papers on myself. LOL

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  8. Olivia, this looks wonderful!!! I love that you used what you already had!

    LuLu~*xoxo

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  9. Hi Olivia,
    What a wonderful way to greet the fall season.
    Everything looks great. That big ole spider adds just the punch of spookiness for some whimsey.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  10. So cute, and I love the spier in the corner!
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  11. Thanks for droping by to visit. Love having you as a follower. Stella

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  12. I love all your halloween touches and that you used things in a new and fun way!

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  13. This is way cooler than anything you could have purchased. What a great idea. Who knew shabby chic wasn't just for home decor? I love a shabby chic halloween! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  14. LOVE this!!!!! Especially all that depicts the Halloween flair of it. Super!!!!

    My Show n Tell this week...LINK

    Have a super Friday!

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  15. HELLO OLIVIA,

    WOWEE!! YOUR DECORATIONS LOOK AMAZING!!! LOVE THE WHITE PUMPKINS AND GOURDS, AND THE SPIDER IS AWESOME, I LOVE THE WAY IT TURNED OUT FOR YOU :) CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR PINK PUMPKINS :)

    XOX~MARI

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  16. Great job. Love your vignettes Ü

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  17. Your front porch is wonderful - a little spooky and little whimsy - a perfect blend of both.

    Chelsea

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  18. really like your take on the season's decor! very fun and unique.

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  19. Love what you've done with everything and keeping that chair in mind? I only have room for a small one but it'll work..
    Maggey

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  20. Love the vintage French twist on your porch. Perhaps it's not to early to bring out a bit of Halloween decor. I've been thinking about using a few pieces a bit early myself.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  21. I have a chippy old rocker like that sitting out on my patio. I was thinking of throwing it out. Thank you for the wonderful idea for using it in a new way.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  22. PERFECT! Your spray paint frenzy worked wonders!

    Halloween with a romantic twist. Now that's setting a new trend. LOL

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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