Thursday, September 27, 2012

Indoor Fall Decor Part 2

Hi everyone, I'm finally finished with our indoor Fall decor, so I thought I'd hop on here and share some pictures with you. The previous Fall decor post already showed most of what I'd done, but I went back and switched things around.  I also created a "vignette" for the formal dining room.  I haven't showed you much of what I've done in there so in the pictures you'll get an early peek at the striped wall and new mirror.  Just FYI, this post is gonna be picture heavy, but then again, which of my posts isn't? :)

New Dining Room/Toy Room "Mantel"  

First thing's first, this is the new mirror I bought for the space last week:

If you follow my blog, you know I've been remodeling this room for a while now. You can see what it used to look like here.  I finished painting the striped wall last week, but the room STILL isn't quite finished.  

Speaking of the striped wall, here's a small glimpse of it in all its gloriousness:

If you're curious as to how to paint a striped wall, I will be posting a semi-tutorial about it next week.

Moving on to the vignette:

I LOVE IT.  Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I'm really happy with it.  It's my favorite of the three Fall vignettes.

So how did I achieve the look?  Well, I reused the white hydrangea stems we used to have in this room and I decoupaged some pie pumpkins (tutorial coming this week):

I found toile and Louis XVI chair scrapbook paper so I just had to use it to keep in line with the french theme I have going on in here.

I picked this ice bucket up at Home Goods a few weeks back.  I was only gonna use it to hold drinks for parties, but when I decided to decorate this toy storage system for Fall, I knew I could incorporate it somehow:

The little silver pumpkin I found on sale at Michaels. 

The two greenish-gray pumpkins I painted (another tutorial coming this week):

The silver candle sticks originally had a dark wood finish.  They weren't currently being used so I spray painted them a metallic silver:

I chose the B monogram for this pumpkin and painted it on, then I just made a bow topper.  I'll go into depth  about how I did this in the painting pumpkins tutorial.

I used the same toffy ribbon from the entry way to wrap a band around a plain white pumpkin: 

I thought it would nicely mimic the color and stripes on the curtain panels covering the shelves.
The two silver pumpkins are from Michaels.

Entryway "Mantel"
The vignette in the entryway received some sunflowers, small candles, acorns, and a cornucopia full of cinnamon smelling pine cones.

I think the sunflowers look better than the oak branches.  I didn't change the hurricane vases.

So what happened to the oak branches I originally had in the white pitcher?  They got sent to the shoe cabinet:

Shoe Cabinet Vignette

There was a big blank wall space above it before.  I think the branches do a good job covering it up, they just need more straightening and tweaking.

I used an extra vase from my collection for the branches, moved one of the candle cups over, and left everything else the same.

So there you have it.  Which is your favorite of the three?  Did you use traditional Fall colors this year or did you try something new?

**I guess I should add that we do have an actual mantle over our electric fireplace, however, it is crowded by the Hubby's 50" flat screen and PS3. Since we don't watch tv anymore now that he's gone (except the occasional movie or LSU game), I've considered getting rid of it...then I remember how much he loved it and I.just.can' it.  Ah well.

Ps, I linked this post up to the Fall Mantel link party at Centsational Girl's. I also linked to French Country Cottage's Feathered Nest Friday and to Thrifty Decor Chick's link party.  Don't forget to go check out all the beautiful decor ideas!

Fall Party


  1. Your home is beautiful and the horizontal stripe sure is adorable. I'm visiting from Feathered Nest Friday as you are the one just after me, sugar, and I do try and visit as many as I can. Nice to meet you!

    1. Nice to meet you too! Thanks so much for stopping by! I just discovered the French Country Cottage a few days ago. Will definitely go check out your space :)

  2. love the striped area and the white pumpkins. great job decoupaging those pumpkins!

    1. Thank you so much! I love to decoupage, but those pumpkins were kind of a pain. You can see where the strips of paper meet up, but after working on them for an hour or so I just decided to leave them as they are :)

  3. Love your dining room mantel, your use of neutrals, the decoupaged pumpkins and that lovely starburst mirror. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you! It was my first time doing all neutrals so I was a little nervous. This room is gonna be pretty neutral so I'm glad it worked out.

  4. Hi-Just wanted you to know I featured your gorgeous fall mantel on my Saturday favs-Have a great weekend! Claire

  5. I never thought about putting tan and gray stripes together but I love it!! I may just have to implement this in my bedroom since we have gray stripes. Thanks for the inspiration. You have fantastic talent :)

    1. Thank you so much! It's actually two shades of gray, but I agree that the light gray looks beige-ish in the picture.

  6. Have not been here for a while and look at all that I have missed, Vero! You have been busy! I love, love, love the pumpkins and the way that you pulled everything together. Just stunning!
    You even painted the walls in the dining room??? They look great.
    I am still working on costumes and will finish yours today. Pinky swear!

    Now.....need to stop looking at your blog and go finish my projects! This is why I can never finish a project on time. :/
    Love to my ladies....

    1. Hi Jamie! Things have been really busy, there's actually a lot more that's been changed, I just haven't had a chance to blog about all of it. Hopefully I can catch up in the next two weeks!

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    1. Yeah, I joined that party a little late lol.

  8. Oh, wanted to pass on a little idea about that little rattan cornucopia. Since the pine cones are in the same family of browns it might add a little panache to either spray paint the pine cones or the cornucopia basket a contrasting metallic color so that the interior pops. I know, I know...."Jamie, go finish my costume!" lol!