The Fall Home Tour: Day 6 – Dining Room

I am so excited to be sharing today’s room with you! This is one of the last rooms on my Fall Home Tour. This has been a big blog dream of mine and I am overjoyed that it has been going to well! Thank you so much for following along with me!

Let’s start with the buffet. Originally this was in my entryway. I had put it there because it didn’t really match any of my other furniture. I was too fixated on everything matching that I couldn’t appreciate it’s beauty. Once I came to the realization that not everything has to match, I moved it to the dining room and fell in love with it all over again. You won’t find this piece at Ikea! It was my great-grandmother’s and I will cherish it for years to come.

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The chalkboard was actually a mirror that I found at the thrift store. I was going to paint the mirror part with chalkboard paint, but the mirror was much too heavy to hang on the wall. I took the mirror out and uses the backing for the chalkboard. I used chalkboard spray paint and so far its held up really well.

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I love having fresh flowers in the house, and I bought these for Autumn for her birthday. I really like that it even has a lily in it, which is her middle name. Fresh flowers are such a treat! Autumn loved the big red gerber daisies too.

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I moved the white pillars from the living room mantle into the dining room. It was feeling pretty dark in there with no white accessories. Two gourds on top added the finishing touch to the buffet!

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On the opposite side of the room is my Grandma’s china cabinet turned bar. I gave it a coat of blue paint to make it more of a “statement” piece. Above the cabinet is a plywood sign I made. The plates were old china I bought from the thrift store, spray painted them white, and gave them a tribal sort of print.

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Now to the best part – the table! I didn’t want to have the typical table scape with burlap and pinecones and place cards. Nor did I want the typical fall colours. Since I am on the “blue obsession”, I felt the dining room could use more blue than just the bar. Using fabric from my “collection”, I made a navy runner as the starting point.

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The gold charge plates I bought from the dollar store a few years ago, and have been able to use them for many occasions. The gold flatware was given to me by my Grandma when I was a kid. I use it for every special occasion and family supper.

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The bowls with the blue leaves I found at the thrift store, and I like how they match the runner and tie everything together. The orange pumpkins are from the dollar store. The have a bit of gold paint brushed on them and I like the way they go with everything else on the table.

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I really wanted gold geometric candlesticks that I had seen at Walmart for the table, but these vintage gold ones I found a the thrift store seemed to fit my home better. And they were more in the budget Lol. They’re a nice height for the table and aren’t overpowering.

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Not sure why but I was fixated on finding amber coloured glasses for the table. Nothing felt more appropriate for fall then those warm coloured glassed. I like how low they are even though they have a stem, and they add a bit more visual interest to the table. Honestly, it looked naked without them. I found those at the thrift store too.

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My Mom gave me her old dining room chairs – the orange ones at the back of the room. I love the rust colour and they add a pop of colour to the otherwise bare corners.

Thank you so much for joining me on my Fall Home Tour! You can find the rest of the tour here.

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The Fall Home Tour: Day 5 – Entryway

Happy Sunday! First off, props to those who juggle their own photography business and juggle kids. Every time I sit down to edit a photo for my blog, 3 kids need something, the doorbell rings, and a telemarketer calls. I have been feeling so overwhelmed lately, and it feels like I am never home. Hence why it has taken me so long to post the next part of my Fall Home Tour! I have been saving particular rooms for last, because I couldn’t decide how I wanted the images to look and feel. Come on in and have a peak of my entryway!

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I moved things around in here and decided to reduce the amount of furniture that bombarded you as you walked through the front door. Previously, I had my antique buffet sitting where this hall tree is. I loved seeing it every time I came home, but with both the hall tree and the buffet there it made things a bit cramped. I decided to move the buffet to the dining room and have the hall tree as my focal point. It definitely feels more open now! This hall tree was made by my Dad for me for Christmas a couple years ago. I love the storage it has inside. Its perfect to put the kids backpacks and bags for activities.

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I found the metal buckets at the dollar store. The hold things like sunglasses and keys. I love the twine wrapped around the handles and the texture it adds.

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I found the insulators at the thrift store. I was drawn to the colour of them. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do with them but for $1 a piece, I couldn’t leave them there. When lining up the pumpkins and gourds, I felt I needed some blue to keep the look consistent with the rest of the house. I also added a bright orange berry branch for an extra pop of colour.

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I am going to be sad when it is time to take it down! I really fell in love with my fall décor this year and honestly think this is the best fall décor I have done so far! Thank you so much for joining me today! You can find the rest of my Fall Home Tour here.

Fall Home Tour: Day 4 – The Porch

Welcome to Day 4 of my Fall Home Tour! I’m having such a fantastic time with this- I don’t want it to end! Hopefully you are not just joining us but if so, you can start from the beginning of the Fall Home Tour here. Today I am featuring my front porch! All front porch photos were taken by my fabulous photographer friend, Joella of Freckled Photo. I can’t thank her enough for capturing my porch so beautifully!

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I’d like to start with the wreath that inspired my entire Fall Home Tour this year. When I first laid eyes on this wreath, I couldn’t get it out of my head! I may have obsessed over it for a few weeks before biting the bullet and buying it. I was going to attempt to make something similar due to the price tag, but that blue took my breath away. I bought it at Canadian Tire – which is honestly the last place I would expect to find the fall wreath of my dreams. I love that there are so many interesting pieces on it, not your typical fall colours, and minimal leaves.

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The wreath inspired me to keep my beautiful blue pots out a bit longer, and go with colours of mums that I wouldn’t normal choose. I dared to be different this year!

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Usually I choose the deep red or orange mums, but these purple and white ones caught me eye. I am loving the jewel tones this year!

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Every year the local Rotary Club has a veggie sale. They do so much for our community and keep it alive! Since I don’t like to buy crazy amounts of veggies, I always make sure to buy my pumpkins there. They always have really big ones, and I buy three- one of each of my girls. They sit on the front step until it’s time to carve them.

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Next to the pots of mums sits my favourite wood chair. My mom gave me this chair, and my Dad actually rescued it from the dump years ago. For the past 4 years it has been red. Due to my obsession with blue this year, it got a lovely coat of spray paint.

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I forgot to warn you that my porch is huge. That was one of the main things that drew me to our home. I had always wanted a big front porch, and love that I can decorate for every holiday and season. To me, it makes the house complete. I also feel like I have to “fill it” because it is so big. I may tend to over do it on the décor once in a while. Mostly at Christmas. Just wait for that! So on the other side of my porch, sits my favourite bench, I got it as a Mother’s Day present. Once I knew I had a porch, I became fixated on having a bench for it. My dream is to one day have a church pew from my church sitting on my front porch, but I don’t think they’ll be for sale any time soon. The blanket is from Ikea many years ago, and the cushion covers are from the dollar store.

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I hope you enjoyed the porch tour! Come back tomorrow for the next room on my Fall Home Tour!

Fall Home Tour: Day 3 – Master Bedroom

Welcome to Day Three of my Fall Home Tour! If you are just joining us, the first two days were  tours of my daughters’ bedrooms. Today is a mini-tour of my bedroom. I am in the middle of giving my new bedroom set a facelift, so there is not much to see at the moment! Fall Home Tour - Day 3

I decided I needed to freshen up the bedroom, and wanted to keep it nice and bright. I bought the duvet cover at Jysk, and have a serious obsession with white bedding. The nightstand is part of the bedroom set that is currently getting a makeover.

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I jazzed the bed up with some throw pillows – two I found at Red Apple for $5 each! I also added a fleece throw from Wal-Mart. The woven tray is from Wal-Mart too, but was part of their seasonal summer stuff.

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The lamps I bought at the thrift store 3 years ago. I spray painted them white and added new lampshades. I just love the shape of them!

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I have a really cool old trunk in my room that my parents were going to get rid of. I absolutely love it and it is great for holding all of my quilts! The sticks in the glass vase are from the dollar store.

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I was almost done decorating when I realised that I had nothing navy in my room! It is my favourite home decor colour right now, and I’ve been trying to have it in every room! A few of my Anne of Green Gables books did the trick!

Thank you so much for joining me on Day 3 of my Fall Home Tour! Stop by again tomorrow for the next room!

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Fall Home Tour: Day 2 – Preppy Girl’s Room

Welcome to Day Two of my Fall Home Tour! If you are just joining me, you can find the first post here. Today I would like to show you around my oldest daughter’s room. Being a bit more conservative than my other two, I kept the colours/accessories simple, and played up what was already in her room.

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On her nightstand, there is normally a stack of books, piled high. So I kept the accessories simple in order to leave enough room for them. Part of the bedtime routine here is that my girls read until they fall asleep. I love tucking them in and seeing them immersed in a good book!

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The night stand was scored by my good friend and neighbour on a Facebook Buy and Sell page! I love the old handles and the mid-century shape of the legs.

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The white vases are from a yard sale. I have an assortment of them and love the way they work for different occasions. The flowers, fern and pompom grass is all from the dollar store.

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The lamp is from Ikea. Its so nice to have a reading light by her bed that she can shut off without having to get up. The pink owl is from the dollar store too. I also like to incorporate her into my Valentine’s Day décor. The pink flower in the vase reminded me of the floral pattern on the bedspread.

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The bedspread was purchased at Wal-Mart. They came out with a bunch of inexpensive ones with cool patterns around back to school time, and I picked this one up for fifteen dollars! I couldn’t leave that print there! The pink and white gingham pillow is from Ikea, and the two white ones were made by my Grandma when I was little.

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I try to add more blue to this girl’s room when decorating. The pink walls are too much for me. I added a blue vase with more pompom grass. I would have those things in every room of my house if I could- pompoms make everything more fun.

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Her desk is a bit small, so I only put a few gourds on there so that she’d still have room to work. All my girls love those things! The teapot is actually a Scentsy warmer.

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I kept her dresser super simple. A vase with some dollar store flowers add a nice fall purple-y colour to that side of the room. I love the mercury glass pumpkin. Its so girlie!

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The bow on Mr. Bear also matches the purple-y flowers!

Thank you so much for stopping by for Day Two of my Fall Home Tour! Come back tomorrow for the next room.

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Fall Home Tour: Day 1 – Eclectic Girl’s Room

So happy to have you joining me on my Fall Home Tour! In honor of my daughter’s birthday on October 1st, I’d like to kick things off by sharing her room first!

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I wanted to keep things bright and colorful for fall in my home this year, and this room is no exception! She has a very artistic side to her and I really wanted to bring that vibe into her room using colour and playful accessories.

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Starting with the dresser, my daughter loves owls so when I saw this colourful one at the dollar store, I knew where it was going! The vases I purchased at a yard sale a few years ago.

Fall Home Tour - Day 1The  pompom grass is from the dollar store as well. I love the whimsical touch that the pompoms bring to the room, and they reminded me of my daughter.

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The orange and gold pumpkins add another pop of colour while still giving her room to get ready in the morning.

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The embroidery and cross stitch pieces were all done by my Grandma. I try to have a little bit of her in every room of my home, to keep her with us in memory.

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Moving on to her bed. The bedding we found at Wal-Mart. I knew right away that the print and colours were totally “her” and used that as my inspiration for the rest of the décor.

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The eyelet bed skirt was found at a yard sale. I like the detail on the edges, and it gives a nice finishing touch to an otherwise boring part of the bed.

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The fleece throw on the end of the bed is from Dollarama. They have all sorts of colours for $4. The finials on top of the bed posts are from Ikea and are actually for curtain rods.

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The embroidery hoop wreath hanging above the bed is from my Boho Summer Soiree. The lace was a piece I had found in my Grandma’s fabric stash, and the flowers are from the Thrift Store. The night stand is from Ikea. I love the way the flowers seem to tie everything together.

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Moving to the other side of the room is the desk. Above it is a cork board that I glued vintage floral fabric to from Grandma’s stash. I love the huge floral print and the way it pops on the overly pink walls.

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Autumn’s favourite colour is orange right now, and I tried to reduce the amount of pink things in the room by adding more pumpkins. The mercury glass one is from Winners a year or two ago. The fresh gourds I purchased off a Facebook Buy and Sell page, and my kids love them.

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The butterflies were purchased from Wal-Mart a few years ago. I love the way the dress up the wall without having to put up more pictures.

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I really enjoyed decorating this room for my daughter, and she is certainly happy to have it clean and tidy again! Normally it looks like a disaster! Come back tomorrow for the next room on my Fall Home Tour!

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The Fall Home Tour 2017

Fall is finally here! I am very excited to announce that I am doing a Fall Home Tour this year! Honestly this has been a very big dream of mine, and I have been working hard to get everything ready. I have embraced my home’s “uniqueness” and am constantly learning more about my own personal style. Follow along with me this week as I take you on a tour of a new room each day! I hope you enjoy, and feel inspired to decorate your own home for my favourite season!

Day 1: Eclectic Girl’s Room – In honor of my daughter’s birthday on October 1st, I’d like to kick things off in her room!

Day 2: Preppy Girl’s Room  – A little more conservative and girlie, pop in and see this lovely little girl’s room.

Day 3: Master Bedroom – A mini tour of my bedroom.

Day 4: The Front Porch – Featuring the wreath that inspired it all!

Day 5: The Entryway – Some rearranging and a unique fall vignette.

Day 6: The Dining Room – How to avoid the typical fall tablescape.