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Oct 9, 2012

~Done Decorating~

Now that the painting of the Patio is all done...
Let the Decorating begin !!

:actually it's all done... this past weekend:




 Love my old cauldron...
The ceramic pumpkins were a B-day gift from my sister-in-law Judy...
My hanging Wreath is made of Spring flowers with a Heavy coat of Black spray paint...




Yep- those are bricks under the pumpkins- holds down the cloth nicely !! 
And the Crow is a creation involving my printer, an Old Sawn Cedar Shingle annnnnnd- Mod Podge !!
Slap on a pouffy ribbon and its Done !!




Coming up onto the patio... Can you tell by all the leaves that are Fallen it is Fallen ?




My Big ol' Rocker I found used a month or so ago...
May I say 'Score !!' ?
(Ignore the white Bucket please)




Another Mod Podge Creation- use any Wooden Board you can get Your hands on
 -I am not too Proud to Beg so at the Lumber counter-...
This Sweet gal-Sascha- at Lowes cut my 1" x 10" x 8' board into Pieces for Me !?!
Print out your saying.
Spray paint your board a Nice Pea Greenish colour. Let dry.
Apply Mod Podge and Print. Let dry.
More Mod Podge of course...
Use liquid shoe polish to 'Age' the sign.
 Use spotty Ribbon for a Hanger.
And if you could see Closer...
Use 8mm Bone Carved Skull Beads along the top-
All you have to do is Drive Nails down thru the bead hole in the Skulls !!!
:Insert a Crazed Maniacs Evil Chortle here:




On the Railing... a little Three legged iron Cauldron...




Fake Acorns held down with a Slab of Rock-




Corn-King with His Kittheh on the railing.




Painted this 'Sascha-cut-Board' Black after drilling & gluing in Knobs.
Mod Podge Saying that I printed out.
Attach Beaded Dangley Spider from a slice of Twisted Wire...




Isn't  She a Pretty Spider ?




Wrapped Shirleys Rocker in some Yardage...




Can we all See that I Like Bright ??




Arrangement by the Patio Door... Shelf with Drawer was a Uckky Powder Blue.
Spray painted Ivory.
Then Worked over with Black Creme Shoe polish and a bit of the Brown Liquid Shoe Polish....
I was Going for that 'Chalk pain-Waxed' looking style.



Again... Made the Sign-
Painted the Birdhouse-
Made the Baby Besom...




A Bit Closer-



All you need to construct the Baby Besom is a length of Dowel, a nice Patch of Dry Grasses, a twist of Wire to attach the grass to your 'Broom handle', a bit of a Trim to the Grass ...
And a good Smearing of Black Creme Shoe-polish  on the Dowel !!!




Then I Wrapped a bit of Satin Ribbon arund to give it a Boost...
Easy Peasy !!



My Crow... I Love Him (or Her? ) !!




Now as you are Leaving the Porch...
Here is your Packed Full of Texture and Colour view of Fall  at My House !!


















(Think I used Enough Silk Flowers ?)
;-}

xoxo


16 comments:

Kath said...

My favourite area is the shelf by the patio door, that is gorgeous.

Liz said...

Love the crow - he's great!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Sherri B. said...

You sure have been busy...how fun! I can't get over how creative you are with so many things, like printing out things and putting them on boards..it was called decoupage back in my day, many moons ago. My favorite of your ideas today is, spray painting the wreath black. How many really ugly wreaths are at the thrifts just waiting to be rescued like this!? xo

Jan said...

I think it all looks fantastic. It's lovely to see what you are doing with your new space. As some-one who detests spiders - I particularly like your spider sign! Jx

Louise said...

I love your decorations! They look great. This is my favorite season to decorate.

Victoria said...

Wow, I absolutely LOVE the way you decorate and the things you made! I've gotten so much inspiration from this post, and the first thing I'm going to try is making the baby besom with some of the long Ponderosa pine needles that are lying around everywhere. (I knew there was a reason I haven't raked yet ;) )

Blessings,

Victoria

Shelia said...

Everything looks wonderful and all ready for Fall! Love all of your vignettes too.
Thank you for popping in with your kind words today.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

BadPenny said...

I LOVE your Crow ! How festive it all looks.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It all looks fabulous! You did so much! I love your mod podge creations.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your Fall decorating looks so lovely....I wish we still had Fall weather....

Nana Go-Go said...

Hello Karen and thank you so much for being my new follower. I'll try and make it worth your while!I love all of your Autumn decor. We don't go in for it so much here. We're too busy worrying about whether the snow will arrive any day now! but I've picked up one or two tips from you for my 'Fall' mantle!Thanks again, Karen. x
ps I have red hair too!(from a bottle, of course).

Ms. Redo said...

Your porch is decorated perfectly but you didn't have to buy acorns, we have approximately 1 million this year in our yard, my husband has spent most of the day trying to get them up - some had even grown roots! Next time you need acorns, let me know, I think I can help you out :)

Mary

~*Connie*~ said...

I so love these decorations!!

Diamond said...

thank you for leaving condolences on Diamond's blog. I much appreciate that and miss Diamond a lot.
Lynettea

Betty said...

wonderful decorations - I love the patio door display - your spider looks too good to only appear at halloween. Lovely post. Bettyx

Heidi said...

Love your blog and your beautiful pics. I am now your newest follower.
Your decorations are gorgeous.
Happy Halloween to you.
Heidi