September 24, 2013

Our Fall Home Tour {Part Two}

Fall Home Tour with corner stone fireplace and gallery wall via

Welcome to part two of our Fall Home Tour.  If you want to see the first post with pictures of our family room, you can do that here.  Today, I am sharing pictures of the kitchen, dining and living room all decorated for Autumn.  This is the space that we just recently painted and I am just loving the new greige color (Behr's Castle Path)...   

September 23, 2013

Fall Mantel

Fall Mantel with stenciled pallet sign via

This year, I made a pallet sign to hang above our mantel.  Isn't that a fabulous quote by Emily Bronte?  It's exactly how I feel about Fall!  I transferred the letters (printed from Picmonkey) onto the pallet wood using chalk, and then filled them in using a paint pen.  It was so easy.  I have no idea why I waited this long to make a sign.  I then stenciled some leaves on.  Our stone fireplace is the focal point when you step into the front door of our home so I love how it is screaming "Happy Fall!"...

September 19, 2013

Our Fall Home {Part One}

Fall Home Tour with hand painted and stenciled pallet sign, birch logs, gallery wall and corner stone fireplace via

I LOVE decorating our home for Fall. I think it is my favorite season because the colors of Autumn blend so well with the colors in our house. Come on in!...

September 4, 2013

Easy No Sew Monogrammed Pillow

No sew stenciled monogram burlap pillow via

When my middle and youngest boys decided this summer that they would prefer to each have their own room rather than share a room, I tried to come up with some affordable ways to personalize each of their spaces.  I made this pillow from some burlap and a stencil.  Here's how I did it....

September 2, 2013

Ready for a Fresh New Start {With New Paint}

I love the time I get to spend with my boys in the summer.  And I also love when it's time for school to start and I can focus more time on projects around the house (and this blog!).  When we returned home last week from spending a good chunk of time away this summer, I was itching to get started on some projects.  Our main project for this Fall is going to be (finally) finishing our master bedroom.  I wrote a post about our plans and I can't wait to get started on that.

We decided to paint the kitchen level of our split level house.  It has been on our to-do list for about a year now and I wasn't looking forward to it.  I wanted to get rid of the gold-ish color and have more neutral walls.  Plus, the walls were in sad shape from scuffs and the usual wear and tear.  Here's the color (Camel by Behr) before...

Behr camel paint with faux fireplace with stacked logs