Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall colors and baking

I found the cutest fabric at a consignment store and decided to bring it home with me!  I wanted to bring some more color into my foyer for the cooler months and this seemed to be the answer.


I wrapped my bench cushion in the fabric because I don't know how to make a custom slipcover for it.  It works fine this way since I change it out alot anyway.

I added a few coordinating pillows and a throw.


And voila!  I have a completely new look for the foyer.


If you don't know by now, I get bored very easily with the same look for too long.  So, this is what I do.  I change pillows, fabrics, lamps, anything that isn't nailed down to the floor.  That's right!  And if it is nailed down, I can always get my husband to help remove it if necessary.  Nothing is safe from me! 

This isn't all I changed either.  I made my first wreath.  Yes siree.  I'm sure I'm the last person on the planet to have never made one before, but honestly, I usually just buy one instead.  Well, that can get expensive!  So.......for a mere $3.50, I bought this grapevine wreath at Walmart and added some stuff to it that I already had. 


I stuck in the wispy Fall flowers and then used hot glue for my feathers. 


 I was originally going to do the entire wreath in feathers, but didn't have enough.  Just as I was going to give up on the idea, I thought about doing this instead.  I must say that I'm glad I did because I believe this is more interesting looking anyway.


Now I have a Fall wreath that goes perfectly in my dining room! 

Now of course, all this decorating and crafting can make a girl hungry.  So, what's a girl to do?  Bake a cake! Ah yes.  Doesn't everyone bake a cake after they've been on their feet redecorating and making crafts?  But I have a little secret to confess.  I cheated.


You didn't think I was Martha Stewart did you?!  This is the kind I make.  An easy box mix.  And don't knock it till you try it.  It's good.


Not only did I cheat with the mix, but also by just doing a sheet cake.

As you can see it gets eaten fast around here.


Don't worry though, I saved a piece for you.


Now, I'm going to go rest.  It's been a busy day. 

~ Kelly ~
 
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24 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Girl you have been busy!! Pretty fabric and it looks great on your bench. And as for that wreath you made, LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing that yummy cake with us, to bad I can't taste it LOL! Martina

Angela said...

Don't look now, but you and Martha have a lot in common...watch that stock trading!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

The fabric on the bench is great for fall! Love your wreath too. I need to get some of those pheasant feathers!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you have been busy. Love the new bench fabric and look. Love the wreath. It looks good with the feathers on one side. You did good. The cake looks yummy, too. I can be there in about 45 minutes. Just wait for me. Okay? Now link r up to my partay, sis!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

YUMMY and fabuloso! Love that wreath, you done good. Pretty fabric too Kelly. Looking very warm and harvest like in your house.

Michele Smith said...

The new fabric looks great. I love your wreath and the feathers are fabulous!
I made cupcake with that mix last week. It sure is yummy!
I also made pumpkin spice cookies the other day and theyre already gone.

Salmagundi said...

Love the wreath - I'm intrigued with feathers this Fall - gotta get me some! Sally

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Kelly I never would have guessed that you never made a wreath before, it turned out quite awesome! The feathers remind me of a cool hat or hair accessory the way they fan out...very cool! Your fabric find is very pretty and what an easy way to change out the look of your foyer. I have to say every time I see that pillar in the entry way area I drool!! Love it!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hey Kelly! Thanks for stopping by today! Yes, it's dangerous to have Hobby Lobby AND Kirkland's only 10 minutes from the house! It's sad when the workers recognize you! LOL! Your wreath looks great!! I would never know that it was your first try! You know I LOVE the feathers! And that funfetti cake mix...that's been a staple with my girls! Have a great evening!

d e l i g h t said...

Your wreath is so pretty and perfect colors for the season! I have never made a wreath!!! You weren't the only person on the planet, there were two of us! The cake looks yummy!

Deserae said...

Love the new fabric for your bench and the wreath you made is gorgeous!!! That cakes looks pretty darn good too :o)
~Des

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

I Love that fabric!! It is so nice...the bench looks great in its new fall colours, very cozy!
The wreath is beautiful, I think the feathers add a great texture and fit right in with your decor. Very nice!
Good for you!
All the Best,
Christine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are my kind of girl! Cover it, paint it, reposition it... Your fall touches are just stunning! You have a great design eye!
Yvonne

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Kelly, your foyer looks great! I love that fabric too...I also love that column in the background!

The wreath is perfect! LOVE the feathers and I ALSO love the monograms on your lamps :)

Looks Fabulous!!

Lou Cinda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That wreath is rockin, Kelly. I get bored easily to. Always changing things up. It's fun isn't it. You have a great eye for design. BTW, box cake mix is okay with me.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Thank you for my piece of cake! LOL! LOVE that fabric, Kelly. It is wonderful! AND your wreath! You are going to town on the fall thing now! Great job. blessings ~ tanna

Linda Chapman said...

LOVE that wreath!! And the fabric! My son's FAVORITE cake is the Party Swirl box mix! Can't go wrong with a good BOX!

At The Picket Fence said...

Love the new fabric on the bench Kelly and that wreath is gorgeous! I made my first one just a couple of weeks ago so we must be kindred spirits! :-)
Vanessa

Lori said...

Great wreath for your first one ever!

Clothes on the line, love in my heart. said...

i think you did like that old hymn says...you raised the song of harvest home!
lovely!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

A pretty look, and the ornate white frame above the bench is awesome. Love the reflection of your room in the other white mirror, too.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Oh... I KNEW I liked you! Fabric wrapping (clever!)and box cake (is there any other kind?) And the fact that you actually MADE a wreath, makes you pretty darn close to Martha in my eyes :)

Pondside said...

Well done with the wreathe!
The cake looks a treat - I wonder if that mix is sold up here...

Teresa said...

I love the wreath and the cake looks super yummy! Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog.
Hugs, Teresa