Spray Painted Faux Coral

Beth from Home Stories A to Z gave Wal-mart aquarium coral a once over with some spray paint to create these little pretties for her entryway. I love it when a simple coat of paint can turn something ordinary (and neon and rather tacky) into a decorative piece worthy of a designer catalog. The crisp […Read More]

“FALL” Pumpkin Wreath Banner

Lisa of Concord Cottage was inspired when she saw a pretty fall mantel from Better Homes and Gardens that featured white pumpkins spelling out THANKS. Lisa adapted this idea and made a pumpkin wreath banner with the word FALL. Amazingly, she was able to do it for only $7 using foam wreath forms and pumpkins […Read More]

“Ghostly Gallery” Halloween Mantel

Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer loves Halloween and set out to recreate a spooky “Ghostly Gallery” mantel featured by Pottery Barn a couple years ago. Christy says, “It gives the impression that ghosts swept in in the middle of the night and rearranged all the photos. I love that.” Amazingly, Pottery Barn actually […Read More]

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Front Porch

Laurie of Laurie Jones Home says it’s no secret that she loves to decorate her front porch. However, when it came time to transition the space to fall, she was coming up dry. Thankfully, Pottery Barn was there to provide inspiration with a pretty autumn porch… that would cost a whopping $1,500 to pull together with Pottery Barn items. Laurie was inspired to create a similar vignette using more budget-friendly items. Laurie’s porch features a colorful fall leaves, a passel of pumpkins, trees with hanging ornaments, and mercury glass owl luminaries.

pottery barn inspired fall front porch

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Spooky Black Halloween Mantel

If you like to keep things scary for Halloween, this vignette from Ellen from SewEllen is for you! Two Halloweens ago, Ellen opted for a more ghostly display with a PB-inspired “Ghostly Gallery.” Ellen’s all-black mantel included haunted houses, lighted twigs, and creepy dual-image pictures. Ellen loved this eerie, yet fun deviation from her usual seasonal decorating.

Black Halloween Mantel

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DIY Chalkboard with Halloween Chalk Art

Last Halloween, one of Pottery Barn’s fabulous Halloween vignettes, specifically a large chalkboard, caught the eye of Julie from Lilacs and Longhorns. Julie knew she could easily make her own chalkboard and replicate the spooky chalk art to boot. An open back frame, hardboard, and chalkboard paint made creating the chalkboard a breeze. As far as the spooky Halloween script, Julie says, “It was very, very easy…if you can draw a line, you can copy this font.” Sounds like my kind of art!

halloween chalkboard

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Decorative Vintage Birdcages

Debra from Common Ground was inspired to turn some old birdcages into charming display cases that are similar to cloches. Debra says that they are “a great place to display plants, candles, flower pots, even dishes, but don’t forget the little birdies!” I love how Debra set up her vignette, especially the weathered book stack […Read More]

Mason Jar Snow Globes

Check out these cute snow globes Heather from At The Picket Fence made out of mason jars. If you don’t have some already, mason jars are so easy to get your hands on. People often will just give them away, or they can also be found through Craigslist or Freecycle. Heather simply filled her jars […Read More]