I'm still enjoying this painted wheelbarrow that greets us as we pull in the driveway. I'm hoping next spring/summer I can have better luck with flowers planted in it, but for now, it is doing a good job holding pumpkins.
Just beyond the wheelbarrow is a little bit of rusty goodness we picked up this weekend.
This windmill was originally on a homestead about 30 miles away approximately 100 years ago!
I found it for sale in my neighborhood via a Facebook selling group.
This summer I saw a portion of a windmill hanging in an antique shop for sale. We live in an area famous for wind & wind turbines, so I thought it would be fitting to decorate with a windmill. I immediately fell in love with the idea but not the price tag. This one I found this weekend was more affordable…but a lot of work to get ready to hang.
I'm thinking we will hang a portion of about 7 blades on our extremely tall wall in the living room.
This windmill has a story to tell.
There are areas with rusty repairs…
and with bullet holes!
I told my husband he could veto this whole idea since I will be leaving it up to him how to get it up on the wall. He was on board though, and this rusty beauty came home with us yesterday.
A tiny bit of autumn has arrived, thanks to Albertson's.
I planted various pumpkins (white, heirloom, etc) hoping to have some beautiful additions to my fall decor. Some plants grew…some pumpkins started to grow…but none survived. Something kept breaking them off the vine. So, I am happy to have spotted these at my local grocery store. They make a cute centerpiece for my tiny kitchen table.
I actually bought different lamps first from another company because I didn't want to spend $129 on each one from PB. The lamps I ordered practically fell apart as I was unpacking them (paint was chipping off during assembly, etc). After sending back those lamps ASAP, I decided to go ahead with what I really wanted, the Harrison Lamps. I decided on the smaller ones for $79 each. They are made very well. Love them!
I'm still loving my Farrah curtains from Target. Below you can see how all the fabrics are working together.
I like the variety of patterns and scales.
I've incorporated the Braemore Ankara Pond fabric on the cushion to the blanket chest, but I haven't had the time inspiration to sew any pillow covers yet. I also need to paint the chest…sometime!
Speaking of light fixtures, we have two of Hampton Bay Four Winds ceiling fans in our living room and two more waiting to be installed in the master bedroom. (If you're not a fan of ceiling fans, you can stop reading here.) These lights are actually good looking. The glass is white (so many have yellow/amber glass). The blades have grooves that remind me somewhat of bead board. The chains hang from the sides instead of the center. That all adds up to a much more attractive ceiling fan in my opinion!
The front door should welcome your guests, not scare them off! :)
Our dingy, white door has been on the list of things we'd like to upgrade since we moved in. We're not a fan of the arched window or the dents and dings.
After living here for 5 years with minimal $$ for remodeling, I realized I can still dreamof a new door while improving the one we currently have for the price of a quart of paint. (I wish I would have thought of that sooner!)
In those "dreams" we would have a real wood door, but for now I had to pick a paint color that would coordinate with our current white and green exterior. Red doors are fun, but not my thing. After contemplating many colors, I chose a grayish-aqua that wouldn't fight the green and white, and it is like a sneak peek of the color scheme inside the house.
After a good scrub, I painted the door Behr Cloud Burst. It is a lovely shade that is just a little darker than a duck egg blue. It was an easy decision since I already fell in love with this color after painting my pantry door.
I'm not a fan of long hallways. I love that our house barely even has a hallway! It is the length of a linen cabinet and a doorway. However, like most hallways, there is no natural light making it very dark.
First thing we did to update the hallway was change out this brass beauty for a more pleasing fixture.
We chose a smaller scale school house light from Home Depot.