From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center via Divinely Organized
It’s Fall Yall-Let’s Get Colorful
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I showed you a few of my small upcycles for fall last week and this week I have painted a couple of furniture pieces and added the look, feel, and smell of fall to our downstairs area. Although a lot of fun, it has also been a lot of work as well. Busy little fall bee, that’s me. 🙂
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So let’s begin in my entryway. Do you remember this table? It was a rustic solid wood before I got a hold of it with some yellow paint. This was that table last fall.
And here is that same table this year.
I used furniture restorer on the top. I did not have to re-stain it. The furniture restorer brought the wood back to life. I used cherry color. You can get Furniture Restore A Finish here.
As I’ve said before, the dining room is my favorite room in the house. I’m not sure why, but I know I just feel good when I’m in it or when I pass it. Weird huh? Well because it’s my favorite room, it is usually the first room I refresh every season.
This year I kept it simple but colorful. If you peek behind the Indian Corn and the pumpkin you will see my yellow summer curtains were still up when I began. That’s because I really did not want to take them down. But once all of the fall stuff was up I decided to take them down until next year and perhaps reuse them next year.
I love Indian Corn. Oh, and both the marble-filled cupcake plate and mason jar are upcycles of mine. I think the mason jar could use some candy corn, don’t you?
As you can see the change in curtains do make a huge difference. I decided not to go back to the beige sheers. I left the white ones up and I like the combination. Do you?
Isn’t it funny how I always gravitate towards the same colors? The bunny runner was for spring and summer and the pumpkin is the one I chose for fall. The same colors. 🙂 But I love them both and will reuse them I am sure.
I wish the lighting was better so you could really see the colors in these place settings. The chargers are a gorgeous color between rust and burgundy and the colors in the small plates compliment them perfectly. The yellow plates are a perfect contrast as well. I bought the chargers and small plates at Pier 1. Can you believe the chargers were marked down to $2.99 and there was 30% off of that? The sales people were buying these in all colors for themselves and as Holiday gifts.
This Give Thanks tray is another of my upcycles.
Finally, I tied the silverware and napkin with ribbon. Simple but effective. Stay tuned for the hallway, living room, and kitchen. I’ve added a bit of fall to each little space. The painted yellow table above was just a peek-a-boo. 🙂
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Here’s a quick look at last year’s fall refresh. Quite different I think.
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