On Monday, I took my daughter on a wild goose chase to get some cute green and white pumpkins and they were nowhere to be found! Not anywhere! There were loads of orange pumpkins but no white or green ones. So I had to stick with some faux pumpkins for my fall dining room decor. But I did find a neat plant (some sort of cabbage plant? I have no idea what it is) at the grocery store to add some green to my fall dining room.
It is a little early to find some real pumpkins but I thought I could still get a little fall infused into my entryway. Our entryway is one of my favorite areas to decorate. It is the first area that guests see and it is also the area that we see every morning after we wake up and go downstairs. So I like to have that area looking cute. But it is not big by any means, so I need to avoid clutter or it will not function properly. About twice a year, I do a little purge of this this area and get rid of shoes and coats that the kids have grown out of and purge other random stuff that landed here. Once that was done, I did a few minor updates to create our fall entryway.
One of my favorite spaces in our house is our window seat that I designed and my dad built. The window seat was installed in March so I have not gotten to change it up for fall or Christmas. Until now. It is mid-August and there is a slight chill in the air in the evenings here in WI (despite it still being grossly humid during the day). Naturally, the bin of faux pumpkins, fall pillow covers and wheat were whispering my name. Plus, I like to switch things up a lot and I was getting bored with looking at summer version of the window seat. It was time for a fall window seat update.
August is upon us (how did that happen??) and it has me getting my home and kids geared up for fall and a new school year. This means I am purging clothes, toys, books and re-organizing. It also wanted to incorporate a desk area for my son, whom will be starting the 1st grade (WHAT?!?!)! I wanted to create a small desk for homework and art in an underutilized area in his bedroom. Originally, I was going to build a desk and shelving unit with wood and industrial metal pipe. But I quickly realized that the cost and time required to implement my design would have been more than I was willing to commit. So, not one to be discouraged, I thought up a new idea and design and got to work on creating his DIY desk and shelving unit.
Yes, I am still here:) I have taken a little blog break to enjoy the summer and boy have we ever been enjoying the summer! And if I am really honest, I have not been feeling the most creative and motivated lately. But I am trying to get back into my groove. And what better way to tap into some creativity than with a little DIY modern trivet.