Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Simple Fall Wreath

Hello Friends!

Hope your Fall is off to a great start and you are having making some specia Fall memories with your family. We're still busy working on getting the last of our belongings in the right place at our house.
The last of our storage that we previously kept in the basement of our last house was delivered at the end of last month. Last week our high crawl space was encapsulated and this week, Mr. DIY built some platforms so that all the storage totes can be set in there.  Currently,  all that storage is stacked up in our garage and I can't wait to get it moved to the crawl space so we can park 2 cars in there again.

Needless to say, the Fall decorating has been minimal this year. The front porch and the mantel are about all that says it's Fall around here. 

Which brings me to the simple Fall wreath.
I made this simple twig wreath 3 years ago after a windstorm at our last house. If you missed it, you can find it HERE.  I hung the wreath up on one of the posts in the screened porch, but the Command hook showed and it really needed something.

So, I shopped my craft room for a few things that said Fall and here's what I found:

I used my hot glue gun and created this:

I'm slowly working on getting a few more pieces of furniture for the screened porch, but even though it's not finished yet, it has become my favorite outdoor space. 

Thanks for stopping by!

 Let me know what fun things you've been doing this Fall.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Fall Tablescape In The New Breakfast Room

Hello friends!

Those of you who stop by regularly know that the Breakfast Room at our last house was my favorite room to decorate and to do a tablescape in. The shape of the room with the 3 windows and a door to the deck really brought in a lot of light, especially in the morning. The long white sheers on all the windows gave a dramatic feel to the space.

The Breakfast Room at our new house still has a ways to go and doesn't inspire me yet. That's probably why this is the first tablescape in our new house after living here for a couple of months. 
Of course some colorful flowers helps make any space feel pretty.

I bought a pair of the same Ikea Vivan sheers that we had at our last house. They are easy to clean and don't cost a lot if they need to be replaced. As you can see, Mr. DIY "jerry-rigged"  the chain on the chandelier. It was too low and we were always hitting our head on it. I'm still deciding on which chandelier I want to buy to replace our current one. We also have to decide where the new placement will be, which will be determined by the piece of furniture that I want Mr. DIY to build to hold some of my extra dishes, pitchers and plate stands.  

Sorry for the rabbit trail... back to the fall tablescape...
A vintage tablecloth is laid over a simple white one.

Mikasa Italian Countryside are my everyday dishes and some green salad plates that were purchased at HomeGoods several years ago were added to that. The glasses are vintage "Boopie" from Anchor Hocking.

I think the screened porch has replaced the Breakfast Room as my favorite space. I love spending time out there sitting in my mom's wicker rocking chair. The table is new and I'm working on adding a couple of pieces of furniture. These things take time.

Yesterday was Mr. DIY's birthday and our daughter brought home some little Bundt cakes from a little place nearby called Nothing But Bundts. They were delicious!

Thanks for stopping by to see the first tablescape in the Breakfast Room at our new house!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

More Garage Organizing

Hello friends,

Our 5th and final trailer/pod with storage, miscellaneous furniture and garage items was delivered this past Saturday.
It's nice to have everything under our roof, but now we have more unpacking to do. 
I'm so glad Mr. DIY installed his wall of cabinets first because he was able to unpack many of his tools and equipment right away. 
Half of the garage is filled with the totes we stored in our basement at the last house. Those will be stored in our high crawl space once it's encapsulated in a few weeks. 

Before our storage items arrived, Mr. DIY installed a rail organizing system for the ladders, step stools, laundry baskets and drying rack.

There are several rail type wall organizers out there, but we chose the Gladiator system from Lowe's because they had the hooks that would work for what we needed to store. 

Here's the wall before.

The system is pretty easy to install . Just screw it into the studs and put the end caps on.

Then clip in the hooks. 

 The hooks slide along the rail system so you can adjust them where you want them.

Here's how the wall looks now...

A fairly easy project that didn't take much time.

Mr. DIY has a workbench to build and will be adding a few more cabinets above it and the garage will be all finished.

If you missed the post on the beautiful wall of garage cabinets, you can find it HERE.

Hope you're having a good week!


ps: neither Lowe's or Gladiator compensated me for this post in any way.