Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Indian Corn Door Decor

Ten days ago I bought 3 ears of Indian corn and 3 potted mums. 
Just preparing for fall. 

The only thing I've done with them is tie the corn together with twine and used them for a prop for a piece of furniture photo shoot. But I did place the mums at the front entrance. Watering daily.

My tradition for a full cold fall day is staying in the kitchen making a Virginia ham dinner with scalloped potatoes. It hasn't happened yet.

And nobody is complaining. We are fully enjoying an Indian Summer here. It's been gorgeous summer days and fall nights. In fact, I'm working up sweaty days rearranging rooms: Workshop. Office. Furniture Storage. And preparing for bathrooms to be put in. Hauling out, organizing, planning, and preparing a yard sale.

In the meantime, that corn. 
I needed to do something with them before the husks dried. 
After arranging them in a basket to go with the mums, I realized I was setting up a feast for the chipmunks.

I had to thrift for something to turn the corn into door decor. The corn itself is nice... but it needed something... color. Fall color. The thrift shop always has baskets of all sorts. So I scored this fruit tray. Then I snagged some burnt orange silk flowers I felt I was done with off the patio.

The fruit tray was plain. So I stained it to blend with the corn.
Who says stain is not a color? See how "Fall" looking it is now?

After the stain dried I hot glued the corn onto the tray. Leaving enough room of the twine for hanging the decor when finished.

I thought it was good enough with just the wicker tray. But decided some orange will be better for curb appeal. With the mighty hot glue gun, those flowers were on in minutes. Applying them just around the exposed edges of the tray was enough.

Even if I didn't like it, I could peel off the flowers.

But I like the splash of color!

It will go with the mums when they fully bloom.

The overall decor is simple. 
Yet effective.
I thought of garland full of leaves and acorns around the door... but that is overkill.

I'll stay with simple and easy on the eyes.
But it does scream for pumpkins. I think two is enough.
Okay... six. Three on each side. The rule to design is odd numbers and maybe a little symmetrical. Medium to small ones. That's all.
It's too early for Halloween, so I can get away with that!

Super easy and cheap.
Looks good.
It's just right.

According to the forecast, the ham dinner is coming up soon.


Halloween and Fall Tin Can Upcycles for Kids and Adults

It's time for "Make it Monday"!
I put together an upcycled crafting collaboration of easy tin can recycling for Halloween and Fall inspiration.

My "scarecrow stuffings" is actually a tin can with a label and twine made for holding treats for the trick or treat visitors. You can see my full post here

Check out the other ideas I gathered up for you:

by Jolly Mom


from HGTV

by twelveOeight

by The Shady Porch

by Haunted Reverb

by Phyllis Spaw Designs

by Stacy Bakri

and bats, spiders and ghosts and ...

a few more "Frankies"

by Big Red Barn

by DIY Village

by Crafts By Amanda

by Leanne Guenther at DLTK' Crafts for Kids

Love the gold interior. 
A little more intricate, but you can design the leaves on paper first and punch through it and the can. 
A great knock off project! 

by Camilla of Family Chic

I hope you found some great ideas with these great recycled can projects! If you have any, I'd love to see them. Feel free to share a photo with your comment!

Happy Fall!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Celebrating 100 Snickerdoodle Parties!

  Snickerdoodle Sunday 100th Celebration
Welcome! Today is the 100th Snickerdoodle Sunday Party! We are so excited that the party has reached this milestone and we are so grateful to YOU for sharing your amazing posts week after week! To celebrate and say thank you for making Snickerdoodle Sunday a success, we are hosting a 100th Party Giveaway!  
Meet Your Hosts!
Snickerdoodle Sunday Link Party
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Let us know you're following from Snickerdoodle Sunday. We would love to follow you back!
Beverly and Gloria from Across the Blvd (G+/Pin/Tweet/FB) Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods (FB/Pin/IG) Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop (G+/Pin/Tweet/FB) Maria from Sew Travel Inspired (IG/Pin/Tweet/FB)
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On to the Celebration!
As most of you know, Millie and Kristina of 2 Crochet Hooks created Snickerdoodle Sunday. They worked hard to make it a fun party for everyone. While they have stepped away from hosting, we want to thank them for starting the party and for encouraging us to keep it going. Before we go forward, we want to look back a bit and showcase a couple of favorite posts. The first Snickerdoodle Sunday Party was on October 19, 2013. One of the early features was this awesome One Hour Wicked Witch Costume from Amy at Sows and Bows. We are showcasing it now, in time for early Halloween planning.

At Party # 50, the feature was this fabulous Old Chair Redo from Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations. Robin does such amazing restorations!

We are excited to have Amy and Robin as guest co-hosts for our 100th Celebration! We hope you'll give them both a visit.

Snickerdoodle Sunday 100th Party Celebration

In celebration of our 100th Party and to say thank you, the hostesses have chipped in to offer you a chance to win:
1st Thank You: $100 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner)
2nd Thank You: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner)
3rd Thank You: $10.00 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner)
The party is open world wide - as long as you can legally shop on Amazon. It will remain open through October 2, 2015 and the winners will be selected and contacted via the email address provided. We will announce the winners once the prizes have been claimed. Please see the terms and conditions for details.

Enter to Win!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pinbellish Pinning Party 4

Pinbellish a pinning celebration, get your pins seen!

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC

I'm so thrilled to announce that this week we have Gina and Allie joining us as party co-hosts!
Now your pins will be seen and shared on five, yes, 5 blogs! We're growing. 

What will you find at Pinbellish?
New things to embellish your Pinterest boards.

Show off your latest & greatest pins on multiple blogs.

We'll entertain you with weekly Pin Trivia.

Are you in? Then let's get to it!

Pin Trivia
Bobby Pin: Bobbing pins became popular in the 1920's to hold...
Bobby Pin 
Bobbing pins became popular in the 1920s to hold the new bobbed hairstyles popular for women working in the war effort.
There is some controversy as to who actually invented the bobby pin with Robert (Bobby) Pinot being cited by wikipedia;
patent US 1233195 by Samuel Creech and Perry Bland of Sullivan, IL, in 1917 are also a contender; 
with Luis Marcus also being cited as the inventor by yet another website.

Link-up rules & Guidelines

  1. Link to your pinterest pin (not your blog, only links to pins get featured)
  2. Add up to 7 pins old or new (one for each day of the week!)
  3. Repin 2 pins for every link you add
  4. Follow your hosts on your favourite social media platform

Meet & Follow Your Hosts

Sarah J of  Sarah Celebrates Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  

Gina of  Gina's Craft Corner
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Allie of  Crafty Allie
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Stella Lee of  Purfylle 
Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Facebook  

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Start following the Pinbellish FEATURES board now! The easy way to discover if you've been featured. 

Follow Purfylle's board Pinbellish Features on Pinterest.

Remember, if you ever miss a party you can check the Features Board to see if you've been featured in the past.

Pinbellish Feature - awarded to all featured pins

Pinbellish Pin Party - Get your pins out there!

Friday Five: Fabulous Furniture Features 19

Welcome to the new 
Friday Five: Fabulous Furniture Features 

Where you're invited to link up! 

Share your own work that is painted, restored, repurposed... even built! 

Company sponsored, Facebook/Etsy/etc. shops, contest pieces, older blog project posts up to newly created ones are all welcome to link up.

Main rule: Must be furniture. 
Second rule: It's your own work to share. 
Third rule: Have fun.

Every Friday there will be five fabulous furniture features, but there is more. The featured contributors will be invited to continue to share all of their furniture work on the Pinterest Board: "Furniture Before and After". That's because your furniture is inspiring.

Ready for my favorite five for this week?
The part I liked was the linking up. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The tough part was choosing.

First up is Mary's "Layers of Grey" Highboy.
Impeccable details. She mixed paints to achieve this gorgeous outcome.

But when she reveled the interior...
I sunk in my seat.
Some serious "Oooh-oui- la la"!
You can see the sad before, during and more wonderful after at Orphans With Make Up.

Fully wooden restorations are coming back. Wood grain lovers are happy again. Wait till they see Lauren's "Mad Men Style" mid century buffet.

Most of my commissioned work is restorations, so I felt her aching muscles.It was a hurting before her after. You can see her entire post at West Furniture Revival.

Okay. How about something sleek. The before of this chest of drawers was desperate to grow up after 25 years with Mary at In the Boondocks..

What a makeover! I love the drawer detail. Gorgeous color! So grown up. Unique with style! 

Marie used to surprise me. Now I know better to expect the unexpected from her at The Interior Fruglasta.

She can adapt from any style at any time. I love this mid century modern cedar chest makeover! Amazing design. Incredible before and after! 

Now about these Map Chairs by Claire at Pillar Box Blue?!?!

I love maps. And I love the style of these chairs. Put them together and it's amazing! I'm inspired. So doing this. Watch me. What a great chair statement!

I hope you'll share your features with your feature button.

To our wonderful readers: 
Thank you so much for visiting this amazing world of furniture revival! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And, if you pin your favorites, please pin from the creator's original post so they can appreciate you in return. 

An InLinkz Link-up

It's another week of Fabulous Furniture!