I see that you all enjoyed looking at my Mom’s prim home in yesterday’s post, but I thought I would take a short break from it today. I wanted to share some things that I have been working on with all of you. More pics of my Mom’s home will be posted tomorrow so don’t forget to come back and check those out. We will be looking into her dining area, kitchen and laundry room and maybe even down into the lower level of her condo. You will love tomorrow’s photos probably even more then yesterdays.
Well, here is what I have been working on. Do you all remember this ugly royal blue light that I purchased at the thrift store? I bought it for $6.99. Here is the BEFORE picture.
Well, I decided to paint it black and add a new shade. The shade was just in awful shape plus I wanted something much more prim. Isn’t it funny that when you buy something, you sit there and wonder what the previous owner was thinking?!? The previous owner to this light must have loved blue. Anyway, here is my AFTER picture. WOW, what a huge improvement. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. What do you think? Big improvement – huh?
I also have been doing a little more Fall decorating outside on my front porch and thought I would share that with you. I still need to get a few more pumpkins, but this is what I have so far. Do you have all of your Fall decorating done? When I went to visit my Mom this past weekend I picked up some bittersweet, the hayride sign and the gourds. Now I just need to get some larger pumpkins to complete the look that I am going for. I will share more pictures once it is totally complete.
Don’t you just love real bittersweet?
My Mom gave me these two dried gourds. I just love them, but can’t seem to find anymore.
I also picked up some Indian corn.
I found this sign at Country Gatherings, but it wasn’t grubby enough for me. The colors were just too bright so I brought it home and applied some dark walnut stain to it. Much better in my opinion. I tried putting it in my flowerbed, but the wood wasn’t sturdy enough for our hard dirt so I just placed it in a large flower pot and put it on my porch.
I also put up my wreath on my front door. Don’t you just love the Fall colors in this wreath? I loved it when I saw it at my Mom’s home and she was kind enough to give it to me. Love it!
So, what have you been working on? I hope you will share as well.
Stay Tuned for Part 2 of my Mom’s prim home pictures. They will be posted “hopefully” tomorrow morning.
Until Next Time….. Happy Fall.