Thursday, September 9, 2010

Love the Fall

I changed a few things around in my dining room today so that I could link up to The Inspired Room and join in on Melissa's 3rd annual Fall Nesting Party! Yeah!  Love the Fall, too, and sad to say I am glad to see this scorcher of a summer well behind us.  So here's what I have done in my dining room.

It's cloudy today and has rained all day.  Plus my kitchen/dining room is on the north side of the house, so light is always limited.

I love this sheep picture I got this summer in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at 'Cottage Caboodle'.  She is on the internet under this name and has the most awesome things which can be ordered online.

This picture I have had for years and obtained through the gift shop at the hospital I work.  Always appropriate for the Fall.

A shelf on the hutch with a few fall touches added.

A small tablescape...the plant is sitting in the middle of a eucalyptus wreath that is really a pretty green but just didn't translate.

Full view of the room.

Yep, still love this picture.

Used the flash here, as much as I didn't want to, tends to wash things out.

Well that's about it.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Easy crown molding

I am hooking this post to Donna's Funky Junk Interiors Getter Done Projects.   I have always loved crown molding and after seeing this project on another's blogging site, showing easy crown molding using corner pieces (inner and outer) from Lowe's, I had to do it.  Unfortunately, I have no before pictures, but just imagine no molding.  This was kind of labor intensive in that I got the less expensive corners (not hollowed out) so had to work a little harder pounding the nails through, even though there was a pilot hole there.  It might have been worth it to pay the extra $3 per corner piece.  Oh well, live and learn.  Still, I am pleased with the result.

Also, here is my chandelier purchased from 'thebluecabinet' etsy shop for $75.  Really love it, but still need to get ceiling molding for around the top.  I also decided to paint the ceiling, just like the blogger from
The Frugal Farmhouse.  So that's it.  Took me about 4 hours, not counting the caulking or painting the ceiling.  The Blue Cabinet folks were wonderful to work with...go check out their shop, REALLY BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING and top notch customer service!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Halloween mantle

Pulled out some Halloween stuff and starting throwing it up on the mantle.  Still a work in progress.  Also a pic of a chair sitting next to the fireplace with some spider webbing material.

Chalkboard project

Chalkboard--made from a window.  Painted the glass with chalkboard paint.  Then added some pictures found in a book, 'The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley' by Arthur Symons, 1967.  Here is the picture intially hung on the wall in my kitchen.  Because it looks so 'halloweeny' I moved it to the mantel.