Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall Décor: Living Room Edition

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere……….

I stopped in the Dollar Store last week spent $25.00 dollars and left with bags full of pumpkins and leaves! I normally pass on the fall décor (even though I LOVE it) but this year we are having a harvest party so I knew I want to spread a little fall love throughout our home. My mission (should I decide to take it) was to not spend a dime more than what I spent at the Dollar Store! I would need to make the best out of what I bought and what I had on hand. Here’s what I came up with………….

IMG_0671-edit I gave the Dollar Store pumpkins a little love by glazing, glittering, painting, and stacking them!

 

 

IMG_0140-edit I wanted to fancy up the pumpkins by glazing them. The problem was that I didn’t have glaze on hand. Remember my mission not to spend a dime more than what I spent at the Dollar Store? Well I got a little crafty and made my own glaze by adding a little water to bronze paint. Looks just as good as store bought glaze.....at least I think so!

 

IMG_0714-edit I used the Dollar Store leaves wherever I could. If you have a Dollar Tree close by snatch some of these bad boys up fast. So many things you can do with them. I love the colors they come in and the fact that they have wire in them. They’re pretty awesome!

 

IMG_0039I had an old wreath in my garage sale pile that I tore apart and used as garland on my mantel. Again making do with what I had on hand.

 

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IMG_0688-edit  I wanted the berries and twigs that I pulled off the beaten up wreath (now my mantel garland) to shimmer so I brush a little homemade glaze over them and fixed them right up! 

 

 

IMG_0717-edit This tea lights is an old Goodwill purchase. Why in the world would someone toss these? I love the warm color they put off!

 

IMG_0681-edit An antique picture tossed in with some Dollar Store leaves. Sheet music crinkled, rubbed in a little black ink and tied with toffee colored ribbon.

 

IMG_0695-editThis apothecary jar is actually a vase topped with glassware found at Goodwill. Don’t believe me? Click here to see what I did.

 

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Love using old worn books throughout my home.

 

 

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I gave these pumpkins a good glazing and dusted them with
Martha Stewart bronze glitter.

 

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Gathered some old fabric scraps I had on hand to create the garland I hung over the mirror. I saw this on someone's blog. I’ve looked high and low for the blog I saw it on but can NOT find it! Let me know if you know who it is and I will link back to them. :o)

 

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IMG_0832-edit  One of my favorite childhood pictures. I was a total daddy’s girl.

 

 

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I think I did pretty well with my “mission”! I do need to come clean about something. I bought one thing from Wally World. It was still a thrifty purchase and I used things I already had on had to complete my vision….does that make it better? I bought this super cute pumpkin for $5.00 at WalMart. I loved the gnarly stem!

 

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Our home is decorated in warm tones so fall decor fits in nicely!

 

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With a little paint, glitter, and creativity you can
turn inexpensive items………

 

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into something to be proud of! As you’re fluffing your nest these next few months try to think outside the box and reinvent things you already have on hand.

I’ll be back next week with a few pictures of the fall decor in our kitchen. If you’re a facebook fan I’ll be sharing a sneak peek this weekend!  

 

 

I’m Linking up with:
The Nester 
Hooked on Houses

76 comments:

  1. Mega love your fall decorations! Never would have thought of wrapping up sheet music and using it as a vase filler - what a clever idea! Also really like how you added family pics. Your whole room is gorgeous!

    Jennifer

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  2. So cozy. Now I can't wait to get started on my Fall decor. It's so hot here in my part of Texas that I was trying to wait until it cooled off a bit to decorate but you have inspired me to go ahead and take the plunge.

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  3. I just love your idea. Simple and elegant. I too like the sheet music rolled up and tied off with a ribbon. I have a bunch of these pumpkins but never thought to paint them. What a great way to snazz them up.

    ~Debbie

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  4. Love the pictures of your room. You did a great job on a budget! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Love it all!!! especially the polkadot pumpkins & the stacked ones...how did you stack them so they stayed together so well?? Would love to steal that idea from you and off I run to my dollar tree ;)

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  6. Everything looks so nice Kendra!! I think I will make a trip to the local Dollar Tree soon. Thanks for the ideas.

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  7. Very cute ideas...gotta love the dollar store!

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  8. The stacked pumpkins are my favorite - love the polka dotted one! I need to get going on the fall decorating. I usually don't do much but a few touches are always fun.

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  9. Everything looks great! Even though it's still ridiculously hot here I'm going to do my fall decorating this weekend. I have a trip to Hob Lob planned for this afternoon & there just happens to be a Dollar Tree next door!! Lucky me!

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  10. great ideas! You have me inspired to stock up on pumpkins.

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  11. Your right, fall decor does go nicely with your living room! Great idea with the homemade glaze! The room looks wonderful!

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  12. Such gorgeous fall decor! I especially love the polka dot pumpkins. :)

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  13. Great job! I love how you glazed the pumpkins.
    Have a great weekend.

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  14. Wow, you have already gone all out with your fall decorations! Looks really good. I love the sheet music in the apothecary jar.

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  15. Gorgeous! I love how you stacked the pumpkins together. The colors and the shiny paint and glitter make them look so elegant! LOVE!

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  16. Your home looks so warm and cozy!!

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  17. Love the colors and sheen on the pumpkins. Love it all. A warm and inviting look!

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  18. Great visiting from Just a Girl, you did great with your decorations. Love the stacked pumpkins, I have been to dollar tree three times for Halloween stuff, I know it will go fast. love their little ceramic pumpkins.

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  19. GOSH -- I LOVE your posts! Everytime.

    Really love the stacked pumpkins, polka dot glitter on the pumpkins and the photo in the jar. Some really great ideas -- may have to steal some!

    So jealous of your clean home! My kids mess up anything I clean or organize within five mins!

    Enjoying following you on FB as well. I just started a page of my own this week! :-)

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  20. Your fancy pumpkins are so fun! LOVE the rolls of music in the jar!! It's getting harder to hold back on the fall decorating with so much inspiration : )

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  21. Thanks for linking up. So cute! Wanna come teach me your tricks? If you're up for it we'd always welcome a guest DIY post like this from you. :)
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

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  22. Kendra, you did a fine job on a $25 budget.

    By the way, I love the mirror on your mantle. Gorgeous! La

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  23. Girl, those are my kind of pumpkins!!! Love the glitter. :) I linked your post up for you---have been gone all day long...sorry for the delay!! :)

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  24. I just love how simple your room is. Wait, simple isn't right, cause it sounds boring and your room is anything but! How about fresh and clean and cozy all at the same time. I bet your guests don't want to leave! Super job at the fall decor, your house does fall beautifully. XO Jules

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  25. Your mantel looks great! I love how you transformed dollar store pumpkins into something fabulous. I also love how you put sheet music in an apothocary jar. You are going to really enjoy what you've created in the next few months.

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  26. I've been thinking about these all weekend! If I have time after all the crazy projects I have planned, I'm going to try a twist on this! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  27. Oh wow! I am totally going to have to hit the Dollar Store on Pay Day and gather in a harvest to decorate! I really like your bronze glaze! Don't you love how simple it is to make your own? I've tried that before and it works just great!

    Hope you have a great Harvest Party! Your house looks gorgeous!

    Visiting from Amanda's Party!

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  28. Okay your mantle is really pulled together .-Your blog has been a feast this evening for me -this is the first I have run across your blog and now it is bookmarked :-)
    Love how you stacked the pumpkins

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  29. Well aren't you clever!!! I love the stacked pumpkins and how you decorated them - your mantle is so cute, as is your entire room! You've got a great sense of style, I love it!
    Stopping by from Amanda's party!

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  30. WOW! these are just darling!! I love it all! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your sweet creations up at my link party each Friday! Hope to see you there!!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  31. I bought those same $ pumpkins and was thinking of just making them into a topiary but ooh la la, i love them glittered and glazed! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  32. Everything looks perfect for a Fall party! Your dollar store pumpkins are fabulous - I love how you painted and then stacked them up!

    Chelsea

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  33. Wow! Your home looks gorgeous!!
    We have the same title for our fall decorating too! =)

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  34. Your living room is so pretty and it looks great for fall!! I love your decor and colors!! Great job!!

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  35. I love the sheet music; I need to do that in my musical decor living room. What a neat idea!

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  36. I love the cute little pumpkins you decorated! Good work and you have a lovely home.

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  37. Great job! Love your floors, especially.
    Jan
    http://mullismemories.blogspot.com

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  38. I love the sheet music. I need to steal that idea for my musical living room. Your other decorations are beautiful as well. You are very talented!

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  39. I am SO jealous of your crafty. SUPER jealous.

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  40. Everything looks GREAT! I love, love, LOVE the stacked pumpkins! They're beautiful and so much fun! I just may have to borrow that idea. :)

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  41. Your fall decor looks great! I love, love, LOVE the stacked pumpkins! They're beautiful and so fun! I just may have to 'borrow' that idea. :)

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  42. I love how cozy your living room is...and what you can do with something for a $1. Now I feel a need to hit the DT.

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  43. Wow! I love the color scheme in your living room! I've toyed with the idea of gray couches, too, and yours look great with the touches of burgundy (my favorite color!).

    I really like how you glazed the pumpkins - so fun! You're all set for fall now :)

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  44. I love your fall decorations. It makes me want to decorate my house even more.

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  45. I love your home! I'm definitely bookmarking this for when we move next month and I will be decorating a whole new space! My favorite by far is the music in the apothecary jar.

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  46. I love your living room! Now I need to go to DG!

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  47. Your home is very warm and inviting...I love your decorations !

    Thanks for sharing !!

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  48. I love all of your fall decor! SOOO CUTE!

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  49. Love the fall decor and love the painted pumpkins.

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  50. your house is decorated so beautifully. i love the pumpkin idea - and i love the polka dots! you better believe that i will be at my local dollar store tomorrow!

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  51. It looks amazing! I looove your decorating style! Such a fun blog. :)

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  52. Your home is gorgeous! Love all ofthe fall details- great style!!!

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  53. Visiting from Kelly's Korner. I LOVE what you did with everything! I just recently discovered Dollar General for holiday decor and they have some super cute stuff! Love your blog!

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  54. I wasn't sure if it was too early to put out my decorations but you've inspired me!

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  55. I absolutely LOVE the color scheme in your living room. =) Consider me inspired. I'm honestly looking around my LR this very moment to see where I can place some DT pumpkins! Happy weekend! Enjoyed your living room!

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  56. Visting from Kelly's Korner also. I love everything!!! What a good idea with the dollar store pumpkins!!!

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  57. I too wasn't sure if it was to early to break out the fall decor but girlie you have inspired me!! I just love that your snazzed up the dollar store pumpkins and painted them and those leaves loook too cute....love the decorating ideas thanks a bunch :0)
    Your living room is so pretty and cozy and I just love your fireplace, hardwood floors and decorations

    have a great weekend
    xoxo
    Summer :)

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  58. Iam loving every picture and taking notes!! Your blog is BEYOND precious!!

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  59. I love your fall decorations. It's early spring over here!

    Kate

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  60. i love what you did with your room never thought of doing our house by the season... but it was a great idea :)

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  61. Love your fall look and your pumpkins are GREAT....so enjoyed your blog

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  62. I love all your fall decor, and REALLY like the sheet music in the jar/vase. It is a cute and amazing idea!

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  63. Love it :) I can't wait to start decorating for fall...and then Christmas :) My favorite time of year for sure!

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  64. Your family room is gorgeous! I love how simple and clean it looks.

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  65. Very pretty I love the warm colors you use. Looks so homey and comfy.

    hope you will pay my blog a visit as well!

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  66. Love it! Those pumpkins are too cute, and I really like the rolled up sheet music as well!

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  67. you are right, your colors are perfect for this time of year. everything looka great!

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  68. I love what you've done. The picture of the fireplace and the chair, etc looks so good. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from the Netser's party.

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  69. Your place looks wonderful! I love all the things you did with your Dollar Tree items. Amazing what a woman can do with a little paint and glitter, isn't it? Great job!

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