Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall windowboxes

Love how my window boxes turned out this year. A few fake pumpkins and a few real ones, real gourds, pine cones, and fake leaves. 
Really proud of my refurbished gourds. They are home grown, and years ago I painted. After I did, I regretted it. But after a few years they started peeling, so this year I used a little steel wool, wood stain, and polyurethane. I love how they turned out, not sure I could recreate it if I tried.
Enjoy, Lori

Monday, October 13, 2014

Solar Sensation

Love our solar addition to our new patio. Following inspiration from my sister's solar chandelier, I created solar lights. While in the local Goodwill, I stumbled across this candle sticks. A quick stop at Tractor Supply for some chrome lights, and viola!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trying to Keep up with the Jones-es....

Throwback Thursday: October 2012 post
In my case, trying to keep up with my sister on fall decor.

     Much to my husbands frustration, my sister got me hooked on the hedge apple display too.  I put them in my window boxes....
Along with some spare bones (cheap plastic ones I picked up one year???somewhere) and some gourds from the garden.  The gourds were looking pretty rough a few years ago.   I grabbed some spare paint from the barn and sprayed them.  I think they may be in need of sprucing up again. 
   I also put them in our old neglected wagon on the porch, with a few more bones and gourds.
  Please notice the cool jack-o-lanterns my husband made.  He took some leftover barn metal cut to size, riveted into a cylinder, and then torched the face. Isn't he awesome!
     Then of course, I pile hedge apples everywhere.  They last for a while until the squirrels come for them.

For my sisters wonderful fall decor click below.

Enjoy  your  weekend!

****special note my husband has asked me to add---please be aware that hedge apples have a short shelf life--they tend to rot and get sticky--enjoy them while you can!***

New Patio

One of our many summer projects was a new patio. We used pavers from Menards (no I am not being paid for this plug), and did it ourselves.

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