Dear incredible, wonderful, almost-millionaire wheel of fortune contestant,
We interrupt this regularly scheduled post on fall decorating ideas for the dining room….
….to tell you that you are a rock star.
I cheered you on from my living room couch.
You were so close.
You had it.
All but that one letter.
And when you spun the wheel and held that million dollar sign over your head….I was right there with you.
I would have done exactly the same thing….
….except with red lipstick and without the bow tie.
It was definitely awkward all around.
Awkward for the guy in the pink shirt with the tentative look on his face who looked like he would have rather had a root canal than solve the puzzle instead of you.
Awkward for poor Vanna who probably didn’t know if she should light up the rest of the letters or just stand there in that super cute long pink dress.
Awkward for the audience who sat in stunned silence…..
….almost afraid to breathe a word.
Hoping against all hope that no one noticed the whole “curio” mispronunciation thing.
I wish things had turned out differently.
I wish Pat would have ignored the buzzer and declared you the winner.
It wasn’t to be.
But even with that little mispronunciation …..my wonderful wheel of fortune friend…..you still went home with some cash….
…..and the sympathy of half the country. 🙂
And now…..back to our regularly scheduled post.
As promised….here are a few fall decorating ideas for the dining room.
Without a “curio” in sight. 🙂
Five Fall Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room
1. Cut these leaf chargers out of 1″ plywood.
I traced a leaf pattern on to the back of a piece of wrapping paper (so much easier because it has the grid).
Then the leaves were cut out, primed painted and sanded.
These would look cute painted with chalkboard paint or a thankful saying, too.
2. Layer the table with wrapping paper.
I layered the table with wrapping paper, then added this natural paper mesh runner and topped it all off with pieces of reclaimed wood.
I love the look of the wrapping paper through the mesh.
And so easy to clean up.
3. Make wall art from a doormat
I sprayed the pumpkin doormat white and then hung it on a piece of plywood which I painted and striped.
You could also try this idea with a black spider mat like this one.
And then go on a five hundred mile yard sale…find a cornucopia…paint it white and add these acorns which I spray painted silver.
4. Add a monogram to your pumpkin.
Especially a monogram that’s made of keys.
Paint a pumpkin white and hot glue keys in the shape of your monogram.
The whole key monogram thing would also look great on a spider web pumpkin, too.
5. Combine textures and colors
Add a straw pumpkin to a mercury glass vase.
Or a ball of yarn to milk glass.
Or tuck a burlap pumpkin inside of a drawer.
Five fall decorating ideas for the dining room.
Primed and painted and sanded and layered….and each and every one….
…spelled and pronounced correctly. 🙂
PS Good thing we have a hutch instead of a “curio cabinet.” 🙂
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