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

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