If you’ve snagged the free download: Upcycle Checklist: 5 Quick Tips for Awesome Projects, you already know that one of my favorite tips is to shop your home first. (And if you don’t have it het, you can get it here.)
When it comes to changing decor, shopping your home first is one of the best ways to update your look. You don’t have to start from scratch – or spend a pile of money.
Last week I shared my first fall project of the season. Since the ball was already rolling, I decided to add the same fall warmth indoors too.
So my first stop was to shop what I had.
I started by digging through the boxes that are still (!) unpacked from our March move, and found a few great items. Next, I trolled the house for things that could be used, then gathered them all together.
This is what I found:
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Finally, it was time to visit the paint supply and see what colors might work for pulling the random pieces together. I chose a couple of my favorite Rust-Oleum colors: Espresso and Claret Wine. I also tried out a paint on the wooden vase that I had picked up months ago: Martha Stewart’s Tilled Soil Vintage Decor Paint.
After a few coats of paint on selected pieces (and deciding not to even use some I had picked out), I checked out my stash of flowers and fall pieces that I could use, then shopped the 40% off fall decor sale at Michael’s to finish it up.
Of course sunflowers are a main feature, mostly because I adore them, but also because I had plenty in my stash and in the house.
I even ended up pulling in a few pieces that I didn’t even consider before, like this small chest,
and little votive holder,
and decided to fill the wire basket with a fun fall swag, thread with a ribbon, and sit across the room beside the fireplace.
It took a few days of tweaking and rearranging before I got completely satisfied, but I’ve finally settled on an arrangement that I’m happy with.
I love the warm fall charm it adds to the room, and that lack of fall inspiration…is now just a memory!
What’s your favorite way to decorate for fall?