Tuesday, September 18, 2018

439th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 439th Inspire Me Tuesday.  We didn't have Inspire Me Tuesday last week because we had our fabulous 
2018 Fall Home Tours - 30 homes over 5 days.
If you missed any you can catch up with all 30 of them here

Today I thought we would share a few DIY Pumpkin ideas since the 438th Inspire Me Tuesday was filled with them.

Artful Homemaking shared her super easy tutotial for how to make Velvet Pumpkins.

Pink Fortitude has another great tutorial on how to make some fabulous pumpkins using your old shirts and sweaters.

If you want to give your pumpkin display a little extra punch.  How about adding some lights.  Clean and Scentisble shows us how.

There are still more pumpkin ideas.  A Life Unfolding used some pumpkins as planters for her succulents.  I love this idea.  Check out her how-to. 

Ok, let's see what you have for this week.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

My Small Powder Room Gets An Uptown Makeover

It seems like one change involves another change doesn't it.  It is kind of a snowball effect, just one thing after the other.  With the big mirror gone in the living room, there was a need for something on that big two story wall.  I borrowed a couple of paintings from my daughter for the time being.  That meant that I didn't need another painting on the entrance wall, so that needed to change.  After shopping the house, I decided that the mirror I had in the powder room would be perfect for the entrance table vignette. (You can see that here.) So now what about the powder room?

A fast shop at Ross and I came up with a solution for very little money.  The living room started to take on a more transitional vibe with the new art work, so maybe something a little more upscale for the bathroom.


I always like a good before, so here is what the powder room looked like before.  I love this look, it is super elegant and the mirror did reflect light in the space.  Time to shake things up a bit and go a little out of my comfort zone.

I was fascinated by this abstract New York Skyline and it had a ton of glitz.  That is a real departure for me. I love me some glitz but wasn't sure if this was way over the top.  Then for only $29.99 I thought why not give it a try, I could always return it if it was tooooooooo much.  Now I kind of love it.  It just looks like fun.   I replaced the gold tray on the back of the toilet with a marble one.   I added a horn that was a dramatic as the painting, so I thought they belonged together.  I finished the tray off with a tiny plant and a candle.

The nude etching is classic, so that had to come home with me too.  I found it at Home Goods for $29.99 also.  Seems like that was the magic number for my makeover.  


A fun new look for the powder room and it didn't break the bank.


So does one decor change in your home become a domino effect and a slide down a rabbit hole?

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

2018 Fall Home Tours Review

Wow, I loved every single home on this years 
2018 Fall Home Tour 
All 30 homes were decked out to perfection.  Tons of diy and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.  If you missed any of them, here is a recap and just a sample.  


A Stroll Thru Life - Things are constantly changing around here.  The big mirror is gone and we are auditioning a replacement.


NestingWith Grace - Brooke is such a talented designer.  Her home is sure to inspire.


Pink Peppermint Design - Tammy's 80's Fixer is stunning.  So much to see and Fall looks amazing.


Southern Hospitality -Rhoda has been busy fluffing her new home too.  Her Fall decor is always amazing.



Decor To Adore - I love how Laura pays such attention to detail.  Love this simple but stunning vignette. 



Cuckoo4Design -Julia makes Black and White look amazing.  Just look at all the texture and interesting materials she uses.


  ZDesign At Home - Bree will inspire you with her use of texture and soft blues that always looks up to date and super chic.


 Duke Manor Farm - Laura isn't afraid of bright colors.  She has great taste and knows just when to add that unexpected pop.


 Setting For Four- Heather has an easy transitional style that is always put together beautifully.
     
Simple Stylings - Summer's beachy/boho style is always fun and full of inspiration.


  Seeking Lavender Lane - Deb's renovated RV proves great style is her thing.  This is where she's living while building a new home.

 Life On Virginia Street - Sarah mixes plants and texture to create the most wonderful and inviting spaces.  Her new kitchen remodel will totally amaze you.


Our Fifth House - Carmel will inspire you with her wonderful eclectic style and use of color.



Our Southern Home - Christy does updated traditional to perfection - never old or stuffy.


Clean & Scentsible - Jenn has a Modern Farmhouse style that is so popular.  Her spaces are always up to date and full of great detail.

House By Hoff - April takes transitional into the farmhouse world without looking country.  Love it all. 


 Follow The Yellow Brick Home - Amber combines her love of antiques in a way that is fresh and up to date.



 Remodelando La Casa - Christina is the DIY pro.  Be sure to check out all of her handy work, it is amazing.


Inspiration For Moms - Laura's home is a stunning mix that I call contemporary transitional.  I love her style.  It is always fresh and current.

 Life Love Larson - Andrea's home is one that always welcomes you to come in and enjoy.  I love her unexpected touches too.

 Monica Wants It - Monica can create the most luxurious and glitzy spaces that still invite you in to sit and relax. 

Haneens Haven - Heneen definitely styles her home with color and Green is her favorite.  Lots of great spaces to inspire.


 My Sweet Savannah - Melaine has a fabulous mix of french country/farmhouse and modern in her home that is oh so inviting and stunning. 

 11 Magnolia Lane - Amy has this amazing new home that she is in the process of decorating.  Every room is stunning.

Thrifty & Chic - Alicia's home is filled with her beautiful DIY projects and an upscale Farmhouse vibe. 


 Decorating Delirium - Jennifer  mixes high/low together with fabulous attention to detail to create her amazing home.

 Starfish Cottage - Kristy's style is Coastal Transitional.  Her home is full of ideas and inspiration. 

       Thistlewood Farm - Karianne has been transforming her childhood home.  Each room is magazine perfect.

 Hymns & Verses - Doreen mixes shiplap with antiques for the most inviting spaces.

Far Above Rubies - Anita's home is filled with family heirlooms that she lovingly displays in such beautifully designed rooms.


I can't thank all 30 of these ladies enough for sharing their beautiful homes and fall decor with us.  Be sure to visit each one and tell them "Thank You", it takes a lot of work to put these gorgeous rooms together and these ladies out-did themselves.

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