Thursday, September 22, 2016

Easy, Rustic Corn Husk Wreath

When you pair a girl who is a life long New Englander with a guy who was raised in Indiana, it's inevitable that we would love to eat corn. It's honestly my favorite part of summer. And, we were so thrilled to have found some really fantastic corn in our new town.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Primitive Autumn Home Tour

I always look forward to sharing my mom's home tour. I especially love photographing her home in the fall. She completely shines with her autumn d├ęcor.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Harvest Inspired Autumn Dining Room

Full disclosure: this is going to be complete picture overload because,

1. Autumn in my favorite season and I love decorating for it.

2. I completely missed out on decorating last year because we moved at the end of September and things were so hectic.

3. We are very nearly complete with this room (almost a year later!) and I am truly loving it. (Still left is to make a new dining table with the antique barn board we recently purchased.)

So, here we go! I went with a really natural and organic theme for the dining room this year...lots of pumpkins, gourds, corn, apples and wheat, all in the white, tan and yellow family.

I feel like I sold/donated most of my fall items before we moved so, I actually needed to shop smart to get this room where I wanted. (My mom also shared a lot of her bounty with me!)

The wheat on the mantel is from the craft store and I just bought up all they had during a sale and combined a coupon with it.

The corn husks and gourds are my moms...

Oh, and that adorable white pumpkin with the gold stem was less than $2 at Walmart! It's a Better Homes and Gardens salt shaker.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Gorgeous Stained & Painted Round Dining Table

I would say I am almost always satisfied when I finish a piece of furniture. I'm super critical of my work and often times antique and vintage pieces are very temperamental. Some pieces, of course, I love more than others and this is one of them!

This table came to us as a custom order. It had been purchased painted, but was not withstanding wear at all. In fact, every time it was wiped down after a meal more paint would rub off.  The main issue was that it was not prepped properly for painting. I really, despite what I see, do not think that any paint is actually one step. There has to be some level of sanding, deglossing or priming.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

General Finishes September Blogger of the Month


General Finishes paint has remained my number one for several years now, and they have been so super supportive of my craft.

Over the last four years, they have featured me in a variety of ways, from their social media pages, to their website cover picture, to their brochure, and I am so thrilled to share with you all today that they are currently featuring me as their September Blogger of the Month!

General Finishes 2016 September Blogger of the Month - Angela Coulopoulos of Number Fifty-Three
Photo courtesy of General Finishes