Fall Decor Idea House Part 4

Fall Decor Idea House Part 4

We’ve covered a lot of ideas in the three posts prior to this last one. The Fall Decor Idea House Part 4 probably has the most unusual re-purposed ideas I’ve seen in a long time. While interior designers have totally decorated for fall, many of these ideas work for any season. The two rooms left are the master bedroom and living room. Just wait…..as I’m saving the most unusual until last! Stick with me.

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First a look at the master bedroom…..

They used a spring from a crib for the headboard, but they dressed it up with a decorative runner and colorful rugs. (closer look below) You’ll find those same colors picked up in the pillows on the bed. Notice more of the same color accents throughout the room.

Along side the bed, stacked crates create the bedside tables.

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With a closer view, you can see how they secured the rugs and runner. Regular office clips hold everything in place.

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Opposite the bed, a vintage Scandinavian buffet serves as the dresser.

In the corner of the master bedroom, a suitcase outfitted with legs and glass top, serves as a side table. A metal basket, turned upside down, becomes a pendant light while decorative key rings, hanging around it, give it sparkle!

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On the way down to the living room, there’s one unique item I forgot to include. Don’t ever toss a stool with a leg missing or a part destroyed. Instead, turn it into a wall shelf using the good parts that are left. Above the shelf, is a salvaged wood piece with “thankful” stenciled on it. 

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Walking into the living room, you quickly focus on the fireplace. An ornamental elk horn decorates the mantel with pumpkins displayed around it. The top part of the fireplace looks like stacked stone, but it really is wallpaper!

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In a sitting area of the living room, there’s a wicker chest, draped in two runners, that serves as a coffee table. Beside the loveseat, is a floor lamp made from a vintage stair newel and a large candleholder.

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Hanging from the medallion in the center of the living room are wire cages filled with artificial stems and pumpkins. The table underneath is a re-purposed, circular greenhouse heater. A glass top turns it into a “one of a kind” table.

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In the sun-room extension of the living room, an old school desk becomes a plant stand. Also, on a narrow wall, a lamp is mounted on a long vintage shutter.

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Back into the living room, look closely to find the most unusual item that is re-purposed. If you were raised in the city, you may not know about these items.

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Did you find the unusual items? On either side of the buffet, there are vintage, wooden cow stanchions. A stanchion is used to lock cows in place while being milked. Who would ever think to use them as decor in a beautiful living room? They certainly are a conversation piece! Do you agree?

Within the stanchion, a re-purposed wooden shoe form braces the added shelf.

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Have you ever seen a stanchion used in this way? Being a city girl, I had to be told what they were and certainly could not have imagined them used in a formal living room arrangement! How fun! Seeing the entire area tied together with the colors of taupe, white, and silver used in the art work, frames, arrangements, and lamps, makes everything work. It’s a great look!

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This is the last look at the Fall Decor Idea House! I hope you have found some fun, new ways to decorate. This house certainly has an abundance of ideas for both fall decor along with vintage re-purposed items. Now, be on the look-out for those stanchions and let me know how you use them!

If you missed the posts on the Fall Decor Idea House Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3, you’ll want to check them out!

Coming up soon is the Christmas Decor Idea House so be sure to stop back!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the fun ideas! 

Phyllis

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Fall Decor Idea House Part 3

Do you remember from Part 1 that this Fall Decor Idea House featured a lot of salvaged wood? Well, in this part 3 of the series, you’ll see more uses for it. Perhaps one will inspire you to do something similar in your own home. Part 3 takes you into the stairway, wine room, photo gallery room, guest room, and bathroom. Wow, that’s a lot of territory and ideas so let’s get started!

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In the photo above you see some ways they used salvaged wood.  In the stairway, they used salvaged wood planks that set off the art work . The stairway is very narrow and tall and this arrangement looked awesome.

Along with the artwork in the stairway,  they used salvaged wood for the window valance there, too!

 

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Salvaged wood makes an interesting display as wall art in the wine room. Look how they used pallets! There’s a large piece of salvaged wood on the top for the table with the wine storage between the pallets. Fall Decor Idea House Part 3 grandparentsplus.com

Look what they have done with wine corks! Bet you won’t throw any away again!

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There are wine corks glued around a styrofoam ball, displayed in a bowl and shadow box. They’re in a hanging cage with a lit wine bottle, too. Oh, don’t forget the salvaged wood with wine corks as hooks along with the interesting wine bottle and wood display. Enough wine cork ideas for you? Start saving the wine corks! Actually, I think you can buy them in bulk, too.

Next up is the photo gallery room! 

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In this area of the room, there are various mixed wood frames. The shelves, of course, are made from salvaged wood and the table is an old vintage barrel with a glass top. Artwork is incorporated in and among the family pictures. On one picture that has a background of wallpaper, they used glass markers to write phrases. Notice on the upper left corner how an old insulator serves as a wall hook. 

Two other areas of the photo gallery room look very different. One area uses all black frames.

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The frames are tightly grouped together to look like one big wall collage. Notice how some frames pictures are scrapbook paper; others are wallpaper. Stickers, also, create framed word art. Two frames are wheat pictures. Go to grandparentsplus.com/wheat-pictures  to see directions on how to make these. (They make a wonderful gift.)

The black metal lights tie in so well with the black frames.

The next wall is all mixed metal frames.

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Now to the guest room….

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In the guest room, the bookshelf takes the place of a headboard. Alongside of the blue chair is a side table which is a vintage metal workbench. Vintage shutters become interesting wall decor and the artwork is layered over salvaged metal expandable mesh. Fun to see unusual things reused in such interesting ways!

Finally, we go to the small upstairs bathroom…  Remember, these old homes have very small bathrooms, but it is big on ideas!

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The upper left picture shows vintage library card drawers turned into wall shelving! (Oh dear, I think I remember these in school!) To hold the toilet paper, a metal basket is hung on the wall with a piece of rebar to keep the roll of paper in place.

The salvaged wood piece, with three metal owl hooks, acts as a towel hook above the sink. 

On the last picture, this metal shelving unit serves as bathroom storage over the stool. 

Which idea did you like the best? Hard to choose, isn’t it! After seeing all the re-purposed items, you start to look at every vintage piece you see in a different way. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing these rooms with all the salvaged wood ideas along with many unique vintage re-purposed pieces. Remember, this is not the end. I have one more post with the living room and master bedroom. Some of the items you will see in Part 4 will amaze you, I promise! 

Did you miss Fall Decor Idea House Part 1 or Part 2? Be sure to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Phyllis

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Fall Decor Idea House Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Fall Decor Idea House! This time we are touring the dining room, kitchen, and small vintage bathroom off the kitchen. You’ll be surprised at some of the re-purposed items. Throughout this home, done by several decorators, you’ll see how they used old wood planks in so many different ways. You will even see how they used them in the dining room. You’d think that with such a formal setting, they wouldn’t work, but they do!

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Here’s a view of the dining room both to the right and then to the left. Do you see any re-purposed items?

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The buffet to the left is actually an old dresser. A door was removed (or perhaps missing) and they added baskets to the shelving. Also, the table has old posts for legs.

On the table they have used multi-layered fabrics along with placemats and large flat gold plastic leaves. It truly is a mixture of gold, silver, salvaged wood and glass. As an extra touch of gold, they wrapped the stems of the wine glasses with gold wire.

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There’s so much detail to this table that it’s hard to take it all in! Notice the candles that are embellished with upholstery tacks. Now, that’s quick and easy to do!

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#1  Use a recycled sheet of paper and folded it for the placement of the tacks. This way it will be even all the way around. Mark off where you want your tacks to go. I used 6 tacks for this candle. (8 works, too)

#2  Push the tacks through at the edge of the paper.

#3 Remove the paper and you’re done! Everything is even all the way around.

Upholstery tacks come in silver, bronze, and gold, along with other variations. I used the plain bronze ones. They used shiny gold tacks. Pretty easy, right?

 

Look at the old wood planks down the middle of the table. At first thought, you’d think it wouldn’t work, but with the pair of wooden finials, and other wood items, it all works together.

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A close look at the place-setting shows the large, flat gold plastic leaves (top left in picture below) that add extra glitz and texture to the table setting. Gold metal leaves adorn the napkin. 

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Next, we travel to the kitchen. Would you think to re-purpose old wooden car ramps? They used them on each side of the stove and tied them together above with salvaged metal for extra kitchen storage. The spice rack is re-purposed hardware drawers. Now that’s total reuse and re-purpose to the max, I think!

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The vintage wooden ironing board fits into the inset. The added hook gives a place to hang an apron.

More salvaged wood!  Yes, in the kitchen you find it used as window valances!  

The cute red-topped kitchen island is a re-purposed workbench. It sits on a wheeled car so it’s easily moved.

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The last room for this post is the small bathroom next to the kitchen. Both the ledge and what is behind the metal wall decor is salvaged wood. This bathroom has an old-fashion corner sink with the plumbing that shows. To hide the plumbing, they used corrugated metal for a skirt.

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Don’t think this is the end of ideas. We still have several rooms to explore with more vintage re-purposed items, fall decor, and salvaged wood. I  hope you got some new ideas from this tour. Don’t forget to come back for Part 3. Be sure to check Fall Decor Idea House Part 1 if you missed it!

Phyllis

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Fall Decor Idea House Part 1

Fall Decor Idea House Part 1

Welcome to a tour of the Fall Decor Idea House 2015. Several decorators completely overhaul this lovely old home with new trends and seasonal decor three times a year. You’ll see re-purposed vintage items in unique ways along side of many new decor items. Every room is beautiful and filled with wonderful eye-popping ideas and inspiration for your own home decor. Come with me on this tour of wonderful fall decor ideas. You won’t be disappointed!

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Before you even enter the house,  you’ll find fall decor in the yard, garage and in a “she shed”!

 This outside fireplace looks fantastic!

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Gorgeous Container Gardens….

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Would you like to spend time in here?

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Notice the side tables made from plant containers. They’re filled with mulch and a glass piece is added on top.

From the ceiling hangs a metal orb filled to the brim with decorative twig acorns, artificial fall stems and string lights. It creates wonderful mood lighting.

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In the yard, under a tree, sits a cute scarecrow. This “Miss” has floral stems for the eyes. Buttons create the nose and mouth. All decked out in a fancy hat, this scarecrow wouldn’t scare anyone. In fact, she looks like she is going to a tea party! I think she should change her boots, however!

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The window boxes on the house look spectacular all dressed in fall decor.

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A close look…

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Stepping into the front porch, you are greeted with a beautiful table-setting.

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The centerpiece is a salvaged metal drawer which holds potted mums with raffia bows, small artificial pumpkins, and moss. Each placesetting uses a wood tray as a charger. Notice the napkins tied with decorative fall wooden leaves and twine.

 

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I’ve posted a simple version of these napkin rings.

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Go to DIY FALL NAPKIN RING for complete instructions.

A bed spring hung from the ceiling?

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I told you they use re-purposed items in different ways!

The bed spring is decorated to the max with honeysuckle vine entwined with string lights, colored jars,  lanterns, and fall leaves. Wow! What an impressive sight! I’ll bet it looks amazing at night all lit up!

Notice the plants tied with raffia and an artificial apple slice all sitting on the window ledge.

The next item is a chicken feeder re-purposed as a decorative item filled with various small artificial pumpkins.

 

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Also, on the porch, is an oak shelving unit. The decoration on top is honeysuckle vine mixed with some fall garlands along with a raffia bow. I like the way it flows.

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Well, this is just a taste of what is to come in the next posts. You won’t want to miss it. There are lots and lots of new ideas! 

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Thanks for stopping by for the Fall Decor Idea House tour. 

Phyllis

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