It was a lovely 52 degrees this morning! I was cold last night and actually had to sleep with the comforter over me and not just a sheet! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that it’s finally fall (although the afternoons are still pretty warm -in the 80’s).
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I always feel more energized in the fall! Do you spring clean or fall clean? I really do more in fall since in the spring I’m busy with the veggie garden and all the other yardwork. I guess I’m getting ready for lovely cozy days inside – nesting.
This week I’ve been mostly working on my dining room. I removed this corner hutch. Some of you may remember that I added some appliques to the corners and on the bottom last year. Well I pried those off! I’m donating that cabinet to the Goodwill and I know I can re-use those appliques somewhere else. Someone can have the fun of repainting that cabinet!
I moved my little black hutch over to this spot and decorated the top with things that I already had on hand.
The hydrangeas I picked from my garden this week. I hung them upside down for a few days in my garage. But they’ll really dry just where they are.
I truly love the burnt oranges and red of fall, but autumn does have to be pumpkin orange! There are plenty of other fall colors out there. As a matter of fact, I was at Target yesterday and noticed that they had green, gold and brown pumpkins! They had some really cute Halloween decorations too!
The leaf plate came from Wal-Mart. I haven’t been in Wal-Mart in years! I went to buy some fabric for my dining room (I only need about a yard) and the fabric section was gone!! When did that happen? The whole store looks so different!
I may change the back paper on that hutch. I found a whole bunch of Waverly wallpaper at Big Lots last week for $1.60!
It’s a red houndstooth. I think I may use it on my living room bookcases if I don’t use it in that hutch. I’m thinking it may be too dark for the black hutch but good for the white bookcases?
I may not be completely done with the dining room by Friday as I need some fabric to finish it. But I’ll look through my stash one more time, maybe I missed something (it’s possible) or maybe I have something I can repurpose! As always, thanks so much for dropping by!