As much as I’d love to hang onto summer a little longer, I have to admit the days are numbered. Is anybody with me?
It’s definitely not the weather I want to hang onto – summer is a scorcher in Alabama. It’s the shorter days, the end of fresh watermelon, and not so many days left to go to the beach.
I just love the heartbeat of summer.
But…it’s not a totally bad thing because it means its time for fall decor. And that means adding more sunflowers around the house.
I adore sunflowers.
So when I started thinking about fall decor, I checked out what I already had. I started with the stash of things that I’ve collected from thrift stores, and what was around the house that could be repurposed.
Finding a Starting Piece
And this is what I landed on.
I bought this plant stand on clearance a couple of years ago. It spent the first summer displaying a hibiscus.
It didn’t have a job this summer, so I set it aside, where it sadly started rusting.
I still loved the style though, and decided it was time to give it some cleaning up and put it back to work. It was perfect for what I had in mind.
I started by sanding off the chipped paint and rusted areas, then gave it three coats of Rustoleum spray paint.
After the paint was dry, I stenciled a monogram onto the plate with craft paint and gave it a coat of sealer.
Next, I found a great basket, a couple of sunflower sprays and a grass spray at Hobby Lobby and snagged 3 of them for 40% off – Woo hoo!
Finally, I checked out my stash again and found some coordinating fabric and a small sunflower swag that I wound around the top and sides of the stand.
So I’m kind of feeling like I can get excited about fall coming now. It’s time to start planning some new crochet projects, making pumpkin puree, and filling the house with the fragrance of warm chai again.
Yeah, it’s time, don’t you think?