Monday, October 1, 2012

Revolving Fall decor

 I really don't know what is wrong with me this year! while i am totally in the mood for fall decor, i am  having the HARDEST time finding something i am pleased with. ARGH
I started the cycle with the arrangements below. While there is nothing wrong with them(i guess), they just don't do anything for me. Know what i mean? So....on to the next change up!

I knew right off that the green frame had to go. I ended up finding the perfect shade of spray paint at Wal-Mart. Its not bright white, but also not too creamy. Perfect! After that minor adjustment was made, i liked it better, but still wasn't completely into it.

So, i took everything down, including lanterns. I moved the chalkboard to the dining room and added a little bunting to the corner. Cute! It replaced the plates that were hanging in this space. 

 This is what i've ended up with on the piano...with the addition of a few white pumpkins. Its simple, but i kind of like the neat and clean feel of it. I need to change up the saying on the chalkboard, but other than that, it stays....for now at least!;)

BTW.....i have big plans for the piano! It may or may not involve chalk paint;)

This is the current arrangement on the mantel. Again, clean and simple. I really need to find matching lanterns, but until then.....

A fun little Pinterest remake....with my own twist!

Rug Fail!

 Don't ya just hate it when that happens?! I sure do! I was giddy with excitement as i awaited the arrival of this rug below. I was positive it would look amazing in our living room. I couldn't have been more wrong! For starters, the picture shows it to be a gray color, but when it actually arrived it had strong blue tones coming through. Not the direction i was headed. So....i tolerated it as long as i could and rolled her back up. She now sits in a closet awaiting my mother's arrival in a few weeks. It would be perfect in her home....hoping she agrees!;)

I didn't get a picture of the rug once it was laid out, but if you look real close you can see a smidgin of it. Notice how blue it looks? Promise me you don't notice my mismatched pillows, messy coffee table etc?! Its all a work in progress at the moment. 

So....back to the old stand by for the time being. I'm actually going to sell the rug you see in the picture below. I bought it from a lady on Craigslist several months ago, but have not been real happy with it. Its jute, from Pottery Barn, nice size, but sheds. like. crazy! We're talking huge wads of fuzz in every corner of the room and the surrounding areas! Makes me feel like my house is constantly filthy. Its a big enough job keeping up with every day household chores etc without adding a shedding rug to the equation. So, back to Craigslist it will go!

I've decided to neutralize the main colors in the living room so that i can have more freedom to play with accent pieces, pillows, etc. I'm hoping to get a better look at the rug below on our upcoming Ikea trip. Its what i have REALLY had in mind all along.....if only i can learn to be patient and wait for the right one. Thats a hard one for me at times. Just being honest!

So, there ya have it! My love/hate relationship with area rugs as of late!