Saturday, September 11, 2010

Family Room Redo for Autumn

Today was a beautiful Saturday. Not a cool one, but sunny and pretty. I got up before hubby and son, cleared all the walls, the decor from the furniture tops, moved my furniture around in the family room and did some Autumn Updates. I told you that I'd post more photos as I did additional decorating so here they are.
I went with whites for summer this year so I'll show you some before and after (Summer and Fall).

Summer Whites
Autumn Hues

I've had this small sideboard / server for about 10 years now.
Summer Whites deck it out in front of the windows. It just seemed
to make our home a bit cooler somehow.
And here it is, in it's new place against the wall, decked out in Autumn Splendor:
I'm not quite done with this yet. I'm going to add more Autumn leaves
and some mini white light strands. Also will be putting a swag over the oval mirror.

My husband loves antique radios and has lots of them. 

This is my "portable fireplace" which was my Christmas present two years ago.
Since I can't have a real one, I was determined to have one of these. Above it's dressed for
Summer with white lace, and accessories.

I had fun decorating it today, with a wicker dress form, lots of browns and golds for Autumn.
I like the reflection in the mirror.

I purchased the wonderful scarf that's under everything at a flea market yesterday
for only $2.00. It is very pretty. The scarf on the wicker dressform, is an
Autumn one I've had for years.

Here are just some random pics of other areas and closeups of different vignettes.

This beautiful candle was $9.99 but because it had a big scuff, the store marked it down to $1.00.
No problem. I just wrapped gold ribbon around it and wah-lah...looks grand!
Here's a tip for you. If you love beautiful candles for decor, but like me, want to burn them too,
there's an easy way to have your candlelight and never burn your decorative candles
down. Simply put a tea-light candle on top and burn that.

Well, "Toodle-Doo" and thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I've come to browse your blog for a while!

  2. I have really enjoyed looking at your autumn transformations on the various posts this morning. It is all so rich and color and beautifully done. You have an eye, for sure!

  3. I love all the Autumn updates! You did a great job changing it! Thanks for sharing and all of the fall inspirations!


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