Happy Fall Y’all 2016 Series: Kitchen, Centerpieces, & More – Video Included

As you all know by now, I love to redecorate and create new cozy corners and more, so I’ve really enjoyed switching things out and transforming the house so that we’re ready to greet those cool, crisp morning and usher in the changing of the leaves.  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, the warm colors speak to me and help me get inspired to create. I will admit that I was well-prepared for this year’s decorating, I had organized myself pretty well when I packed away all of my Fall stuff last year so this year’s decor went together rather easily—*except* that I had to dig into my bins a little too much.  When it is time to put this decor away this year, I am going to try to make myself a label and a sketch of what is where in each bin…that way I won’t spend half of my time digging and grumbling to myself that I can’t find this or that. 😉

Let’s get started, I did make a little video to accompany my explanations in this the body of the blog, it is located down below.  The first thing that I started working on was this cozy corner that sits to the right of the family room’s credenza:


Next, I moved on around and put up a wreath that I made last year–It truly was so easy to make…It is nothing more than an oval grapevine wreath with a leaf garland glued on, a plaid bow, some pumpkins, some acorns, and a welcome sign:


Next was the “Ivy Table” so named because it used to have ivy stenciled on the door fronts before Chris repainted it a distressed black to match the black Hooker furniture that sit in the rest of this portion of the house.  I got the shelf above it at one of our local craft stores.


I moved on into the kitchen next, the first thing I did was to make a quick centerpiece for the Island by using a tray, a Yankee Candle and rod-iron holder, and accent pieces that I had saved from last year:


Next I tackled the windows–Let me let those of you who might have just found my crafting blog know that I typically will keep “staple” <~~generic decor such as lanterns, tins, vases, ladders, and the like ~~ in place and just switch out the accent pieces to bring in whatever Season/look for which I’m going.  In the kitchen windows, I leave two plate holders, two tins and a vase in which I make small flower arrangements.  You’ll see below what I’m speaking about–And I explain further in the video:


And the kitchen was completed:


Next, I worked on the kitchen table.  I switched out the tablecloth for one with a fall motif, then I made up the lantern centerpiece for Fall.  I replaced the candles on the flanking candle sticks and added Fall candle rings and called it finished. 🙂  Here is a link to my blog where I explain how I create my lantern centerpieces:  A Lantern Centerpiece For All Seasons



To finish up the kitchen eating area, I created a cozy corner, changed out the decor on the kitchen hutch, and on a corner cabinet:


I switched out a few things in the Powder Room:


I then took a moment to take a few pictures of what I had accomplished:


AND then I literally collapsed for the rest of the evening…haha.  As I mentioned in my previous blog, this is not hard physical work for me, but, boy oh boy does it take some brain power.  I’m a creative person by nature, but, it is still a challenge to do so many things in one day—BUT, of course, I’m anal retentive and want it all done sooner than later. 😉

One more thing that I show you and talk about in the video below is this spiffy little remote controlled outlet package that Chris installed for me–I show you how it works in the video. Here is a picture:


And here is that little video:

Next up, I’ll be showing and telling you how I transformed the living and dining rooms over to Fall—I utilized that pretty green color that I have been using in those rooms to bring Fall to life in a softer and gentler way.

*In decorating there are no mistakes, just unique creations!*

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

~Arlynn ❤

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