Fall has finally arrived here in the Carolinas and man, is it glorious! Cooler weather, pumpkin everything, cute booties, football… The list just goes on… Can you tell that fall is my favorite season?!
It’s also my favorite season to decorate for because it’s time to bring out the cozy fabrics, warm colors, snuggly blankets and it’s less pressure than decorating for the winter holidays.
I decided to start with the fall dining room because special occasions are usually the only time we use this space. And there are more of these occasions this time of year than any other time, so it gets used a lot!
See what the dining room looked like before the fall touches were added, here. Since that reveal, I made a few changes:
- Moved the buffet piece to a different wall to allow more space behind the end chair
- Removed the bar stools for the breakfast buffet to allow more space behind the end chair on the opposite side
I found the pedestal dining table at a thrift store and brought it home with (good) intentions to give it a re-do. In the meantime, I put a tablecloth over it because the top is super scratched and damaged. And after spending (way) too much time on Pinterest, I’ve decided I want a non-pedestal, farmhouse table instead. So, once I can decide on the look I want, I’ll likely be making a switch.
After seeing neutral chalk paint pumpkins all over Pinterest, I knew I had to get some of my own for my fall dining room!
This DIY wood slice chalkboard is a project that can be knocked out in a matter of minutes, even for a non-crafter like me. Most of the craft stores sell these wood slices now. And chalk paint too! I hand painted the circle with a foam brush and made sure to layer coats going opposite ways. I gave it 3-4 layers to get it to the level I wanted. Be sure to season your chalkboard before writing on it – take a piece of chalk, hold longways and run it over the board in both directions.
This cloche was a pickin’ find and this likely won’t be the last time you see it. The base was originally a yucky faux wood grain. So, I gave it a few coats with chalk paint and voila! I have some giant jingle bells that will look great in it with some greenery at Christmastime. I love, love these copper mule mugs. They were a gift from my sweet friend Liv and they usually live on the bar cart, but make appearances all over the house this time of year!
What do you think about my farmhouse fall dining room reveal? What’s your favorite holiday to decorate for? Which room do you usually tackle first when holiday decorating?
Stay tuned –