I’m extra falling it this year because a magazine is coming in just a few weeks to take pictures of the inside and outside of the house.
I can’t even believe I just typed that last sentence with a straight fingers.
I’m a little all over the place with it.
I vacillate between washing basketball uniforms and helping my son study for the PSAT with really big vocabulary words and forgetting all about the magazine…
…to staying up late at night trying to be extra fall-clever.
When I first got the e-mail that they were coming…
…I had big plans.
I asked my husband if we could re-do the deck on the back and replace all the shutters on the house and trim the trees and bring in truckloads of mulch and order these specialty pumpkins that are only found in one part of the country.
He reminded me about four children and college funds and braces and general food on the table.
The whole food on the table thing.
That wins over shutters and magazines and mulch any day of the week.
So I thought smaller.
I decided to use what I already have and plan a few projects.
Projects I could finish in an afternoon.
Ooops. There’s that PSAT vocabulary studying again.
So I thought and planned and found an apple basket in the attic and a faux fur throw in storage and tucked tiny twine pumpkins into a wood bowl.
Then, I added pumpkins to the side tables and a farmhouse sign over the dresser.
I found some old pillow covers and changed out the pillows on the bed.
Next, I made a whole mantel out of my fabric pumpkins I made last year.
They are scattered across the mantel with other chenille pumpkins and milk glass.
I was almost done with the room….
….when I came up with one last easy project to decorate the armoire.
It’s such an easy project that anyone can do.
I started with the easiest burlap bow on the planet.
You can not mess it up. I promise. It only takes about a minute to make and you can find the instructions here.
The key is this super wide ribbon you can get at any craft store (I got mine at Hobby Lobby).
When I finished, I simply wired in a few wheat shafts to the back and hung two of the burlap, wheat bows on the front doors of the armoire.
I love the texture of the burlap against the painted gray and white pattern.
So much better than new shutters.
And the best part?
College here we come. 🙂
PS This is actually my favorite decoration in the entire room.
He makes me smile every time. 🙂