Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Glitter, Sparkle, Shine: Chalkboard Art and Free Printable!

Today I was working on this little vignette in the hallway, planning to chalk up a little more fall art, but then somehow I ended up with this.

Not necessarily my typical fall style, but a good reminder for me and my peeps. 

If you'd like this little reminder for you and your peeps, I've got a free printable version you can download here!

For some more traditional fall chalkboard art, click on the links below for a few I've done in the past.

And don't forget!  Thursday is the Pretty Preppy Link Party going on right here and on the 4 great blogs mentioned below!  Get those preppy projects ready to link up!  Can't wait to see what you've got to share!

Monday, September 15, 2014

That Lamp Shade Makeover We Talked About

When I put out the call for help on my Facebook page for this little lamp shade project several days ago, so many of you stepped up with so many creative ideas it was like a little virtual brainstorming session and I loved it.

I had added a strip of gold Duck tape to a plain shade, but had my doubts about it (and apparently so did many of you) so I got rid of that and started over.

I really liked the idea of painting a gold stripe, like so many of you suggested, but I was hoping for a reflective gold element of some kind, plus I borrowed this shade from another lamp I have, so I needed something that can be undone if necessary.

So, I stopped by Hobby Lobby for one of my many weekly trips and searched the aisles for a little inspiration.  That's when I found this faux nail head trim!

It's made of reflective gold plastic, so it's lightweight and inexpensive (only $2.40 per yard with coupon).  So, I just used a little hot glue to stick it on, and I think it was just what I was looking for.

It's gold, reflective, and way less tacky than the tape (literally!).

So there it is!  Do you love it or hate it?  Let me hear it!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Cafe Shelves Styled for Fall

It's been five Falls since we first made and hung the cafe shelves in our breakfast room!  So, these walls have seen a lot of seasons.  I changed them up again this week to welcome Autumn, but kept a few of the same elements I used for my Spring vignette.  

As usual, I mixed a little old and new.  The chalkboard is new (Hobby Lobby-50% off this week), while the turkey platter is very old (a gift from my Mamaw).  I love the browns, blues, and golds together!

And it wouldn't be Fall around here without us bringing out the Blessings Board.  It's been one of the favorite posts of all time among my readers, and my kids love it as well!

Last year, I made up a printable for you if you'd like to make an easy Blessings Board for your house!  Click here for that post.

And for a little throwback, here are the past 4 years' fall-styled shelves.  Click on the year to see more about them.

Fall is coming!  Are you ready?