Burlap Bombshells

Have you ever had those moments, when you finish a DIY or project and you say, “YES! That’s awesome!” I had one last night!

I’ve been contemplating my Fall decor for my front porch for several days. At the end of July, I did a makeover on my wicker settee, seen here. I knew that I would need some cute pillows for the Fall, because the ones I had on there were very “summer.”

Add to that all the amazing burlap projects going on right now…and I came up with these Burlap Bombshells…

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Lanterns…Two If By Sea

Yesterday I mentioned that I would show you the great mirror I snagged at Restore…Change of plans…I’ll show you that one tomorrow. Let’s talk lanterns…

Lanterns in home decor can add interest and variety to your home. They are available in all shapes and sizes and can serve a variety of functions. They can be old or new. They can be used indoors or out. They can be functional or used solely for decorative purposes.

I have lanterns in several places in my own home. Here I have two hanging candleholders that are not the traditional lantern, but incorporate the style of a hanging lantern. They are from Pottery Barn and I have used them to flank a large piece of artwork.

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Front Porch Facelift

Have you ever walked by your front door or looked at the front of your house and thought, “Oh my!” A couple of days ago, I did just that. It’s as if my eyes were opened for the first time this summer!

I have a white all-weather wicker settee that sits on my front porch. I think I’ve had it for at least 8 years. The cushion was tossed out a long time ago, so I had thrown a couple of outdoor pillows on it.

IT LOOKED AWFUL! There it sat…worn, bare and covered in bird doo! Gross! I’m embarrassed to show you, but here goes nothing… Continue reading…