by laura janning

The Saga Continues.....

September 29, 2012

On October 12th.
Sorry for the dramatic cliffhanger the other day here, but you didn't think I was gonna spill the goods about whether or not 
"Mr" Rust Protector steals the heart of one beautiful outdoor couch now, did you?
Speaking of drama- how about The Housewives of New Jersey season finale show this week ( I love those Jersey chicks), Private Practice and the fact that poor Pete is gone. I did not expect that. And the cliffhanger played out this week on Grey's Anatomy and that Dr.McSteamy died in the crash. Although not really a shocker since it was announced in July.
And while you are waiting for the Fall In Love With Spray Paint Party on October 12th ( party opens at 6:00am central),  I wanted to share a few inspiration projects from our Fall In Love With Spray Paint Pinterest Boardto help you get started with your own project.
The first one is from Linda ( co-host of the Party) at It All Started With Paint. She used Krylons Chalkboard Paint to create a masterpiece. Brilliant!
How about stenciling some pillows with Spray Paint like Vanessa Christenson did.
And  The Broke Ass Bride shows us how spraying some leaves gold makes such a statement and beautiful centerpiece.
You can check out these inspiring projects and many more on our Fall In Love With Spray Paint Pinterest Board. 
Remember the party is October 12th and opens at 6:00 am central. All fall inspired spray paint projects are welcomed to link up and there will even be a few opportunities for features and prizes for those projects that feature Krylon products.
So whether you are in front of your DVR watching Private Practice or spray painting something awesome this weekend- I hope it's a great one! 

Easy Fall Decor

September 27, 2012

I love quick and easy decor, especially projects that "Fall" into place and turn out surprisingly festive without even trying.

This arrangement fits that category, in fact I whipped it up between cleaning the kitchen and walking the dogs.
An arrangement mixed with faux fall picks, feathers, natural cat tails,wheat and leaves.

If you have time between your chores, here's how to make this fall arrangement.
Take your floral foam and put your wheat in the center.This gives your arrangement height. I wrapped my wheat with wire so that it stays bunched together.
Next add your feathers and cat tails. Look out for those cat tails though, If they break open watch out. You will have thousands of little white fuzz floating around all day!
Fill in the bottom of the arrangement with your fall picks. Make sure to cover any gaps/holes in the arrangements.
Place the arrangement in a container. For added texture and color, I placed a piece of burlap and brown felt at the base of my arrangement.
Not bad for quick and easy, ugh?
Gotta go. Working on another project between doing some laundry and cleaning the windows!
Do you have any quick and easy Fall Decor tips?

PS- Don't forget to follow me on Facebook here for more Fall Inspiration 

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Fall In love with Spray Paint

September 25, 2012

Note: If you enjoy a good love story full of suspense and loads of drama then you will really enjoy today's post, if not may I suggest you start today with this saga!

If you follow my blog you know that I have a whirlwind romance with spray paint, and when I met Krylon's "Mr" Rust Protector I was head over heels in Paint!   
Trying as long as I could to play hard to get, I had to ask myself was this paint really going to meet my expectations? 
 I am a catch you know. 
I want it all ......smooth finish, no priming, perfect color and to be treated like a lady piece of furniture should. 
Could Mr.Rust Protector cover my sleek lines and the serious neglect of aging because of being in someones backyard for many years unnoticed?
 Could it handle my rounded curves and appreciate me for the glamours cooper like piece of furniture that I can be, and not some has-been that's ready for the scrap yard?
Wanna know how the story ends? 
Do you think they sit happily ever after?
Do you think there's someone else?
Well, then you will need to come back on October 12th where I share how this story ends and co-host a Fall In Love With Spray Paint Link Party
My other talented co-hosts for the event are:
Karianne at Thistlewood Farm
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Laura at Finding Home
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Linda at It All Started With Paint
Stop by and take a peek at the projects they are working on for the party! 

I have been sponsored by Krylon Paint Brand for this post but the old rusty couch and opinions I express are my own.

Tiger Pumpkins

September 24, 2012

I don't know, perhaps I am not mainstream pumpkin enough.

I mean, shame on me for thinking most pumpkins were naturally either solid orange or solid white.
But who would have thought you could have the best of both colors in one pumpkin.
and that they would call it a Tiger Pumpkin
 and that I would place them on my kitchen mantel so I can constantly look at them and wonder what the Pumpkin Masters will come up with next. 
Are Tiger Pumpkins in your Fall Decor?
For more of my Fall Decor click here.
PS- As I researched these little guys that I had never seen before this weekend, I found a great tutorial on how to grow your own Tiger Pumpkins for next season here

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Fall Decor for the Side Door

September 20, 2012

 I love the Fall Season and want you to know that before you knock on my door and I answer. 
Typically it's all about decorating my front doors but since most of the house traffic comes to this door, I thought a little autumn love was in order.

  My yellow mums in bronze planters wait on the step with a message for my guests.
My Burlap wreath is hanging out this season over on this door. I have added a cooper letter and some fall embellishments. I hope nobody snatches the cooper letter, after all it is only spray painted but we won't tell the cooper thieves.

 A sweet burlap pillow adorned with the same flower that is on the wreath is on my chair, so I am comfy waiting for you to come down the driveway to visit. By the way, how long were you staying again?
 And a planter filled with autumn leaves and a pumpkin sit on top of a little orange stool.
 All obvious signs that Fall is here. Except there are no real pumpkins for 500 miles around. Where are you Mr. Pumpkin?
Welcome! For more fall inspiration click here.

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My Fall Table

September 18, 2012

I wonder what the dinner conversation around my table will be like this Fall?
 Perhaps my guests will comment on my old picture turned chalkboard on the wall ushering in the Fall Season?
 Or maybe they will want to know if I harvested and picked the wheat that's used in the place setting?
Oh I know, they will probably want to know where I got those gold chargers that I put out, and comment on how well they work with the traditional fall colors of orange, yellow and green. 

 Wait it a minute, I bet it's going to be about my Burlap Cornucopia that sits in the middle of the table. 
 They might even fall out of their chairs and on to the floor when I tell them it was made with a tomato cage!

And I imagine my real nosy guests ( the same one's that fell to the floor) will want to know how much I paid for my Pier One plates that sit on top of the chargers.
 Enjoy your meal and the conversation.
For more of my fall projects , click here.
PS- After dinner you can click here to see how I constructed the cornucopia.

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Forget about the Pumpkins, I want Apples!

September 17, 2012

I think my fondest memory of fall as a child growing up in the North, was going to the local Apple Orchard to pick apples.
 I remember just standing there, silent and in awe at the endless rows of trees covered with shiny red apples, ready to be picked.
Moving South later in my childhood, the occurrences of apple pickin stop, with only those special memories to hold on to. This year I am paying homage to those fall memories with a 'Apple Scape' on my Mantel .
My sign was actually created out of 3 pine boards that I recycled from the  our workshop.  I applied coats of brown and then orange paint. Applied some vinyl stencils that I cut from my silhouette and then applied a final coat in cream color. Once dry, I removed the letters and sanded down the boards to allow the brown and orange to peek through.
I placed some apples in a bushel basket lined with some burlap next to the sign for some extra whimsy. 
It's such a perfect way to recall those sweet memories and makes me feel like a child again, if only for an apple moment!
 What's your favorite fall memory from your childhood?

PS- For more of my fall projects you can click here.

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