Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Simple Fall Porch Decor

Decorating Your Porch For Fall

Your fall decor does not have to be expensive or time consuming 
Sometimes simple....makes a bigger statement

We all love Mums and White Pumpkins are Simply Beautiful

I have an advantage since we do not use our front door, my options are limitless.  
My house is very close to a well traveled road...
so I like to have a large display that can be seen easily by passer-by's.

 I can center my display on the porch for more impact.
 A couple of galvanized buckets and a wicker rocker

A simple and yet beautiful display 
that will last through the fall

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vintage Drop Leaf Table & Other Stuff

From Drab to Fab
I love the way this vintage drop leaf table came out. 
It was a black, boring, ugly table....now it's fabulous. 
Perfect for any small space, as it folds into such a tiny footprint....
you can virtually fit it anywhere.
It was originally a semi gloss black color....yuk!
No need for sanding.  I used Aura flat Matte finish with the primer included in the paint
Benjamin Moore #1506 Polar Frost 
It's a soft grey green color
click the link below for the Benjamin Moore website
I only needed one coat and then just a spot touch up coat. 
When that was dry, I sanded the top and the edges until I got the look I wanted. 
The black layer underneath showed through nicely and made it interesting. 
I then put a coat of water based polyurethane on top, for durability....Perfection!
I am also excited about my recent finds for the Barn. 
 After the Barn Sale, I was kind of  low on merchandise
 but over these last few weeks
 I have managed to restock with tons of exciting and interesting items.
These great end tables....a coat of paint and some new handles....Charming
Lots and lots of Ironstone
I bought out an entire flower frog collection
And this metal basket is one of my favorite finds
There is much more to see
so if you are passing by, stop in for a visit