A little fall decor
Happy Saturday! I am very happy to not rush around getting kiddos on a bus and myself to work. The washer is working overtime, as is the vacumm… and I’m okay with that.
I have been preparing the house for fall, but have felt unenthused by my current autumn decorations. This is one of the reasons I love blogging. It is so easy to take a look around and get inspired instantly!
I’ve had this cute wheelbarrow for years. I kept looking at it and thinking it needed to be updated. I looked through some paper that was perfect for fall, and an idea was born.
Isn’t this paper great? I’m embarrassed about how many autumns I’ve actually had it. I knew I wanted to somehow take that off-white oak leaf and put it on the pickets of the wheelbarrow. Before I did that, I painted it a sandstone color.
While it was drying, I cut the square I wanted out, marked the back of it, and then cut it into strips. I used Mod Podge to glue them onto the pickets and trimmed the tops. I let it dry, and sanded the edges with sandpaper and an old nail file. I covered it with more Mod Podge. This was done for both sides.
I think it looks updated and pretty sophisticated. I’m thinking about putting a votive candle inside of it. What do you think?