Lots of Fall Projects Going On Around Here!  

Posted by: Julie

Wow it's been a LONG time since I've posted, hasn't it? I guess getting back into the school routine and doing things around the house has put blogging on the back burner.

I'm currently re-doing my kitchen and I'm SO in love with it. When I get all done (which may take a little while still) I'll give a full update. For now, here's 2 things I'm working on for the kitchen:

Aren't these funny looking?
I have a ton of cabinets and drawers in my kitchen and that means lots of knobs! 38 to be exact! Well, my old knobs were brass and white in the middle. VERY dated and worn looking. I figured it wouldn't be a big deal to replace the hardware. HA HA! The CHEAP ones are $1 each! Minimum cost would be $38.00!

So, I've decided to PAINT the ones I already have! First, I've spray painted them black ($2.97 for 1 can of paint). Next I'm painting over that with a metallic rich espresso and dabbing some of it off ($2.17 ) Finally, I'll spray them again with a clear coat to protect the finish ($2.97 for 1 can).
When I get them complete I'll show you the pics. They turn out SO nice!
Total cost for 38 = $8.11


Who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh?
I've had a set of Pooh cookie molds since I got married and I just LOVE hanging them in the kitchen. The only problem is the molds are the same color as my walls now and you couldn't see them. Bummer! So, I got creative! I purchased 3 black wooden frames from the Dollar Store for $1 each. I removed the glass and put in a piece of scrapbook paper ($0.59 each). I secured the frames to the wall with one of those stick on, easy removed tabs. Then I screwed a cup hook right through the paper so there would be a secure place to hang my cookie molds. I lined them up under some of my cabinets and I just ADORE IT! (I still need to put a new ribbon at the tops of my molds. The ones I currently have are very worn out!)

Welcome Fall!
I SO stole this idea from Doodles By Lauren!
She made a Halloween garland and I almost did one for my home, but I decided to do one in a fall theme instead. That way I get to use it all of Sept, Oct and Nov! So easy and SO pretty! I used four different types of coordinating fabric and cut them into 8 inch long strips about 1-1/2 inches wide. Then all you do it tie the strips onto a length of twine however long you want it to be. You tie and tie and tie until you are sick of doing it but the results are worth it!

The joys of thrift stores!
I was at the thrift store a few days ago and found this little hidden gem! The glass dome was dirty and had a little sticky stuff on it and the bottom was a pitiful brown color and dirty, too. BUT, the potential was there LOL! I paid the $1.50 they were asking and brought her home. A good washing and a little black spray paint and she was pretty as she could be :-) I picked up a ceramic pumpkin at the Dollar store and added a few leaves, berries, acorns and a raffia bow and my new treasure is all dressed up for fall.

Happy Halloween!
I really enjoy decorating for Halloween but I don't like paying a lot of money for decorations that I only use 1 month out of the year. I made this cutie for $1.46! I got the frame at the Dollar Store. It was one that had the mat in it for 3 pictures. Next I got some scrapbook paper. I traced the mat onto the polka dot paper and cut. Next I glued the spider web paper behind the polka dot paper. I printed the letters from the computer and covered them with orange glitter. I let it all dry over night then put it in the frame. Voila!

I've been working on lots of other things and when I get them complete I'll be sure to share!


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I just love all of your ideas for fall decorating on a shoe string (or a twine string!). You are so creative!~!

I can't wait to see finished pictures of your kitchen knobs and your whole kitchen! I hope you took before pictures!~

it all looks great - can't wait to see the finished kitchen:)

Love your garland! I am going to have to make one of those. So cute!

Thanks for linking to the Fall Festival!

NOW I can't wait to see your kitchen too!

Nice to "meet" you! :)


I want to make the garland too. It looks great and I like the idea of the frame for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

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