After last week’s State Pride Tour (have you checked out the state pride linky, yet?) I bet you can guess why this picture from a home featured at House of Turquoise caught my eye. That’s right, it was the map! I noticed the map first, and then I saw how beautifully the touches of Autumn in this space looked against a backdrop of brighter colors. It’s a layering of colors and textures that is very pleasing to the eye, don’t you think?
Of course I loved the map, but I also appreciated the work that went into refinishing that pretty, turquoise sideboard, and how the space managed to feel fresh, with decor that didn’t scream “It’s FALL, Ya’ll!”
I’ve had fun finding five projects that you can do yourself, at home–with some basic supplies–to get the look of this Fall sideboard vignette. Scroll down to view, and make sure to click on the links provided to learn more about these projects.
1. Faux Vintage Schoolhouse Map
To get the look of a vintage pull-down classroom map, Simply Living added wood dowel rods to the top and bottom of a map purchased new.
2. Decorating With Globes
Displaying vintage globes is on trend, but their popularity is making them expensive. Damaged ones are much less expensive, so Hydrangea Hippo came up with a fun way to hide imperfections.
3. DIY Animal Figurines
Painted plastic animals are definitely a kid-friendly way to enjoy the current animal figurine craze. And by kid friendly, I do mean less expensive and more durable! Check out an easy tutorial for painting them at Folk Blog.
4. Painted Vintage Sideboard
The turquoise sideboard in my inspiration photo is definitely a focal point of this vignette. It’s got great lines and a stunning color. Get some painting tips learned on a similar piece of furniture at Petticoat Junktion.
5. Blue Glass Lamp
While I couldn’t find a DIY example of a lamp just like this one, Rain on a Tin Roof shares a tutorial for this wine bottle lamp. The coloring of this makes it just as much as the shape!
What’s your approach to fall decorating? Do you add in a few seasonal items to the things you already have out, or do you clear everything away and go for the quantity approach? What’s your favorite natural item to decorate with for fall?