Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall Pinterest Inspiration

Every time a new season is around the corner, I always find it a little easier to get excited about it after I've poured over pretty image after pretty image. So today's favorite Pins are all about fall. I'm sad about summer being over. But fall is coming whether I'm ready for it or not. I know most of you might not be ready as well, but hopefully this will spark some inspiration. And for those of you who have already ordered your first pumpkin spice latte of the season enjoy the yumminess of fall.
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Gorgeous Tablescape via: Craftberry Bush


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Love the wheat and candles via: Ella Claire

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Plaid for Fall via: Holly Mathis
I finally got around to creating a "fall exclusive" board on pinterest. I don't know why I was in denial of needing one for so long :) I'm still in the process of transferring most of my previous fall pins from my "Holidays" board over. But you can join me there for more splendid fall images!



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Painted Antique Buffet Reveal



Well you all got to see a sneak peak yesterday of the antique buffet we recently got. If you follow me on Instagram you saw my before picture of this and it's matching hutch. I will be sharing the hutch reveal soon, but for those of you who haven't seen lets take a look at the before one more time.

With summer in full swing, I hadn't done any projects, and was itching to diy something. You may have seen around the blogsphere the new paint line called Country Chic Paint. I decided that this was the perfect piece to try it out on, and I was so pleased with not only the outcome, but the whole process.


I gave the whole piece two coats of Pebble Beach. A perfect medium gray tone, not too light, not too dark. I've used ASCP before, so I was curious to see what the differences would be. I've read other stories of people using different chalk based paint and it not coming out as nicely. I can confidently say that this paint produces! It was just as easy to us as the ASCP if not easier. It applied so smooth and silky, and you don't have to sand your furniture prior. Just wipe down, grab a brush and you are good to go! And honestly it's a bit thinner than the ASCP so it didn't take as long to paint, and I got more original detail out of the piece. It almost aged similar to that of Milk Paint, but still had a good body of a chalk based paint.

I lightly distressed the edges and corners, so it would resemble normal wear and tear over the years. In the photo above it's hard to see all the distressing, I didn't want it to look worn out, but in the photo below you get a good idea of to what extent I did. 


I feel like the paint helped this process, because of how it applies, it gives the feeling that it was always done this way, and blends in beautifully with the furniture. 


The white milk glass knobs I got from Hobby Lobby, and it's hard to see in the photos but they have the tiniest touch of brass detail at the base of the knobs. I liked how the piece turned out, but the knobs were the icing on the cake for me. It was just the added touch it needed. Similar to putting on a pearl necklace. 


Now she's dressed and ready to go, and up for sale :) If you are local and interested in purchasing this piece, feel free to e-mail me at doucettedesign@comcast.net . I would keep her, but unfortunately she takes up too much room in my dining room. 

I loved using the Country Chic paint line, I have a few other projects already lined up for it.
You can check out their website to view all their colors, or place an order. I did finish this piece with their natural wax, and it was so much easier than the miniwax furniture wax I've used in the past.
I am converted for life!


Hope your September is off to a great start, and if you missed any of the fall vignettes yesterday,
you can click here to catch up!





Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall Vignette and Compass Arrow Printable

Hello September! I seriously cannot believe I am writing that, I can't believe summer is over. I love fall, but with the long winter we had, I'm a bit apprehensive for fall to be here so soon, with winter right behind it. However it is a bit exciting for us, with our oldest starting school for the first time, and I'm happy to report he LOVES it! But we can talk about that later. Today I'm teaming up with some fabulous ladies to share our fall vignettes, and each blogger has a FREE printable for you as well!

Vignettes are my all time favorite. For me it's the truest form of expressing your style and personality with those who enter your home. Sometimes I wish I owned a store for the sole fact of being able to create all those lovely vignettes and displays that captivate us to linger just a little bit longer.

{ I know what you're thinking is that a new piece of furniture. Yes it is, I will be sharing more on that tomorrow, but you are correct, that is not the black dresser that is normally there, but this is only a temporary placement. } For this years fall vignette, I absolutely adore fall and all it's colors, however I'm not always a fan of bringing bright orange into my home.


I love the coziness that fall brings, and love bringing the outside in. So I tend to stick with more muted tones, with a slight touch of burnt orange, cranberry, and shades of green.


I tend to like simpler cleaner lines, when it comes to quotes and art. So for my printable simple was what I went for. I love the arrow trend, and even more when they are used as a compass. 

Click here, to download your own copy to use with other fall decor this year. 

I printed mine out with my regular printer, on heavy card stock, which you can get at your local crafters store. I like printing my printables on heavy card stock because they are a bit more stiff than regular paper, and it feels like a postcard or poster you would purchase at cute paper store.
I used a simple thumb tack and tacked mine to an empty frame.


Be sure to check out the rest of these fabulous bloggers fall vignettes and their free printables. Even if you can't force yourself to start thinking fall yet, you are bound to be inspired, and get the fall decorating juices flowing! 


Fall Vignette and Compass Arrow Printable by Rooms FOR Rent
  Rustic Fall Mantel Vignette by Thoughts from Alice
  Autumn Glitter Vignette by The Concrete Cottage
  Oak Leaf Inspired Vignette and Hand Painted Printable by Jennifer Rizzo
Fall Vignette and Printable by Finding Silver Pennies
Autumn Definition Printable by The Lilypad Cottage
Set of 4 Wine Printables by Eclectically Vintage
Gather Painted Printable by Restoration House
DIY Fall Leaf Wreath Printable by Town and Country Living
Early Fall Vignette Chronicles of Home
Trick or Treat Banner by Ella Claire
Grateful Heart by Making Home Base
  Beautiful Glorious Fall Printable by Nest of Posies
  Simple Fall Vignette by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
  Fall Printable and Vignette by At The Picket Fence
  Vintage Flashcard Halloween Printable by My Sweet Savannah
  Hand Painted Give Thanks Wreath by Craftberry Bush
  Pumpkins Pinecones Leaves by Migonis Home
  Autumn Vignette and Fall Printable by AKA Design
  Gather in the Kitchen Printable by Its Overflowing


Heres to a Wonderful start to Fall!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Catch Up!

I've shared this sweet little list here on the blog before. I love this list because I feel like it's the best way to catch up with all of you, with what is on my mind and in my heart! We have been enjoying our summer, being outside and soaking in the summer sun. We are getting ready for our last vacation of the summer next week, with lots of day trips and fun activities planned, as well as our FIRST day ever to school. I'll talk a little bit more about it further down, but our first born is starting kindergarten next week. And we are very excited. It's full day, in our towns tiny elementary school, and I can't wait to see what this new adventure brings for him. So here is what I've been up to:

Loving: This sweet moment between my hubby and our little girl. He took her out on her FIRST date, and she adored the entire night. He picked her flowers from our yard, took her to a fancy restaurant, and they ended the night dancing in the parking lot. She was on cloud 9, and completely in love with her daddy.



Reading : I'm just about done with it, and only because I'm not the most consistent reader is why I haven't finished it already. But I am thoroughly enjoying The Nester's book, and all the insight she shares. It's so true, that if you enjoy her blog, you will L.O.V.E. her book!


Waiting : To go Apple Picking. I realize this isn't available to everyone across the country, but here it's a big event. And one I look forward to bringing the kids to year after year. I don't know what they enjoy more, the adventure of picking apples, the freedom to eat any apples while picking, or enjoying the celebratory pie that's made once we get home.

Excited About: First Day of Kindergarten!! As I said in the beginning our little boy is gearing up to start Kindergarten at the end of next week. We live in a rural town, and our public school offers full day kindergarten, which he is quite excited about!!

Using: Instagram! A lot!! I love catching up with people on IG, and if you haven't connected with me yet on there, join me! It's the main way I stay in touch right now :) Here's my July IG favorites.


Working On: Recent yard sale finds. Busy painting these bad boys, and trying out Country Chic Paint for the first time. Have to say, I'm loving it!


Wearing: So you all are aware of my love for white. I don't know why I waited so long to try an all white manicure. It is my new favorite summer color :) I shared it on IG, just in case you missed it, I included it here.

Planning : A Home Decor Line, a new website, an online boutique, launching all 3, switching to wordpress, and building my inventory. More on all of that to come soon!

Singing: You Make Me Brave by: Bethel. This album has been on repeat since the beg of June, and I'm still loving every minute of it!

Dreaming Of : So much more!! We have so many exciting things on the horizon, along with my husbands busy season at work, and I know some of you aren't even there yet, but as a decorator I'm always planning the next season, and next up for me is holidays, my favorite time of the year :)





With summer winding down, one more vacation, and back to school, I will back to a more regular schedule on here soon!! I have lots of things planned for this little ol' blog, until then, you can stay in touch with me on Instagram (roomsforrent).