Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Falling for Autumn

I'm usually a fan of winter. I like cute boots. I like jeans that cover me up. I like Christmas.

However, with winter comes snow. And since having children, I have learned that being snowed in with small people generally leads to insanity.

So, this year, I have decided to embrace Fall. Changing leaves, crisp air, Halloween costumes, pumpkin bread. And don't forget the boots.

Last week, I played around with an old Easter wall bucket that I found at a yard sale last year for a dollar or so. I wanted to make something for the door without spending a fortune.

Before, shimmery shiny Easter wall bucket:

After:
I had the spray paint and florals in my stash, but I did buy the ribbon with a 40% JoAnn's coupon. I need to make the ribbon bigger, but I like the colors I have goin' on.

My door is ready for Fall. I'm waiting for the weather to turn cooler so I can break the boots out!

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34 comments:

  1. I want to see these cute boots!! I'm in need of a pair. Nice transformation. Fall is my favorite season and I'm looking for some seasonal decor and ideas. Thanks!

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  2. I love it! It's absolutely gorgeous! I have been bitten my the fall/halloween bug too!

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  3. Yeah, I'm going to have to give into the Fall bug too. I will miss summer. It was a good one this year.
    The floral arrangement is beautiful. Great job. I have to get onto doing something for my front door soon.

    Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful! I love that ribbon!

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  5. Oooooh, looks great...I go weak at the knees with great ribbon. My box of it(yes, BOX) is overflowing, and yet I still get more. I should be in the bow making business! :D

    Suzanne

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  6. Cute! I should have you make my wreath!

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  7. Oh Amanda that is so cute! What a great job you did. Living in southern CA, it takes me awhile to get into the fall mood since we really don't get real changes of the season.

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  8. CUUUUUUTE!!! I love the darker basket & those mums are adorable. I've been holding back on the fall decor but I think this weekend I'll bust some of it out! :-D

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  9. love this!!
    I can't relate to being 'snowed' in...but I imagine it's like being stuck inside during a hurricane - no fun at all (esp w/little ones)

    love some cute boots too :)

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  10. How cute!!!!! I love the combinations in the fall piece you put together.

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  11. That basket looks fab with it's new fall coat! So nice when we can give things a little makeover.

    Fall/Halloween is my favorite time of year but boots season never ends for me, lol, I wear 'em all year round if the mood strikes :)

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  12. Very cute! Now if the weather would just cooperate, we'd be in business. We have a few "teaser" days, but today it's in the 90's again here. Can I just say that I am tired of sweating just because I'm alive? I don't mind working up a sweat if I'm exercising or working hard, but I do not like feeling all stinky when I'm just standing around. Ugh.

    Okay, enough whining. On to looking forward to fall! When are you going to show us your boots?

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  13. I LOVE this!! Looks amazing, great job!!

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  14. Very cute! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm your newest follower.

    Heather

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  15. Almost free projects are the best :) (Well, after completely free ones :))

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  16. I love changing up containers like that with paint...what a difference! This turned out so perfect. LOVE it! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet words. :)

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  17. LOVE! Such a super cute little decoration for your door! The ribbon is awesome.

    And sister, I hear you about snowed in = insanity. That is super big time truth!

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  18. LOVE! Such a super cute little decoration for your door! The ribbon is awesome.

    And sister, I hear you about snowed in = insanity. That is super big time truth!

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  19. Looks great! Still working on my door decoration. Living room is almost done though...Autumn is my favorite season...other than the Christmas season. :-)

    I love how you creatively made something on a tight budget! You're the woman!

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  20. Hey Girl! Sorry I've been mia for so long. I just explained why in my post. Your door looks great! BTW- my daughter just pointed to your photo and said "that lady's pretty!"

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  21. amanda!!! I'm in love!!! It's so pretty!

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  22. Hi, Amanda, this is so cute. It's the contrast that makes it so special.

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  23. I absolutely looooove it! The black is waaay better than the shiny! Really, really cute!!!

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  24. So pretty amanda! I love the darker colr you used. The arrangement and the ribbon are so fallish and fun!

    xoxo
    Jen

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  25. oooohhhh!!!! I like that one! Very pretty! With all of your crafty talent why aren't you the creative activites director this year?

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  26. Love it! So simple and so pretty! Fabulous!
    Angie xo

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  27. LOVE it! The ribbon that you choose is so pretty and coordinates beautifully with your berries and florals.

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  28. LOVE it! It looks SO good! Thanks for sharing :)

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  29. Love it! You'd never know it was the same holder. Love the cream colored flowers against the dark brown basket.

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  30. Simple but elegant and beautiful!

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  31. I can totally relate with you. I lived in WV for a while and my kids would be out of school for days. We would literally get a snow warning and then know to stock up on food for 3 to 4 days because we would get stuck and snowed in. I also became a hermit for those 2 years too. Now I live in Ca and don't miss winter at all really. My kids do but can't say that I do. I like not having to warm my car up for 10 min before leaving.

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  32. I can totally relate with you. I lived in WV for a while and my kids would be out of school for days. We would literally get a snow warning and then know to stock up on food for 3 to 4 days because we would get stuck and snowed in. I also became a hermit for those 2 years too. Now I live in Ca and don't miss winter at all really. My kids do but can't say that I do. I like not having to warm my car up for 10 min before leaving.

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