Let me just tell you, there are so many good reasons for me not to decorate my dining room at all this Fall.
-The floors look really bad next to my nice old rescued wood floors in the front hall. And that makes me a little crazy.
-The walls are still a weird turquoisy color that I just can’t really like no matter how hard I try, but there’s no point in painting until we re-drywall the whole room. And that may not happen for… I don’t know… another five years? Or more? And that makes me a little crazy.
-I broke the office-style tile ceiling in the summer when I was trying to hang a big lantern from it so it droops, but it doesn’t really matter because the whole ceiling needs to come out, be raised up to original height and be re-done. And that makes me a little crazy.
The thing is though, it’s the first room I see when I get up in the morning and it was looking pretty sad after all the Summer decorations had been put away. So I added in a few simple hints of Fall, just to make it feel a little happier in there for now.
Oh, and this post should really be subtitled “….and then I added more burlap”, cause that was my solution to pretty much everything in here.
But it worked!
OK, so now you see what I mean about the burlap!
I used it as a table cloth….
And a lantern filler…
and I fluffed a bit up and made a runner for the sideboard/buffet/whatchamacallit back there too.
The wheaty looking stuff came from down by the creek. Not many wild flowers out there like there were last year at this time.
I admit I may have gotten a little bit whimsical on this buffet here. I really had no plans for this room, so I just went with whatever felt right at the time!
I think this table runner belonged to my great grandma. I think she made it? Maybe? I’ve been wanting to use it for Fall for a few years, but I couldn’t figure out how exactly to make it work. I like this little clothesline set up I fixed up for it here.
This side table seemed lonely over in a corner so it got the burlap treatment and some rocks. Oh, but they’re fancy rocks! See? They’re under glass so they must be!
They make me laugh.
This dresser got a little pumpkin stack with a ceramic vase pumpkin on the bottom and a spray-painted dollar store pumpkin on top.
So that’s our dining room this Fall! Just a go-with-the-flow, use-whatever-you-have-around bit of Fall cheer for ya.
And the best part? I didn’t even make myself crazy over it.
Well, maybe just a little. The walls are still turquoise.