Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I thought since I mentioned Halloween in my last post, I would finish showing our decorations. When you have children they get so excited to see the decorations come out. I got everything decorated while they were at school and let me tell you it didn't go unnoticed!! I love giving the kids something fun to look forward too! Last year was the first year I ever decorated for Halloween that wasn't just pumpkins and fall leaves. You can see the decorations I did last year here...

This is this years decorations!!

 Here is my table! I took these pictures with my phone so I apologize if they are a tad blurry. I cut out scrapbook paper in different patterns for the pastry stands. The little pumpkins are super glittery in person and remind me of little pastrys. The black pumpkin was another Dollar Store purchase, spray painted and then a chalk marker to draw the face. Have you ever used a chalk marker? It's so awesome because you can wipe it off and draw something else!

Found this great spider web at the Dollar tree!

The bottles are just bottles I had laying around. Did you know Pinterest has some great Halloween printables... that's where I got mine. Just type in Halloween Labels and you can create your own "potion" bottles!

Got this great subway print from this blog last year! I just downloaded it to Walmart and printed it as a 8x10. Go to this BLOG to get your own print!

The top of my tv cabinet!

Then I was inspired on Pinterest to make this wreath out of pipe insulation, dollar store finds, duct tape, tulle (not pictured) and a little spray paint!

Living Room Tour

I think it's always so much fun to take a peek into other people's homes! So today I am going to show you how my living room re-decorating is going. We still need to paint (hopefully in Oct) but so far it's coming right along. I'm excited that I've made alot of it and saved myself some $$$!

This is before!

After searching forever for curtains.... I could never find the fabric online or in stores that I liked. If I did like it I did NOT like the price.  So enter in these SHEETS! Yes SHEETS!!! A bargain at $9.99 a package because each twin sheet made two panals! A little serging down the side, a little sewing at the top and I had six panals ready to hang!! I love the pattern and I love how they let in the light!

Finally my rug came in from RUGSUSA (it was on backorder!) and it's just what the room needed. Amazes me how a rug lightened up the entire room!! Here is the after!! Don't you think the Tonka Garbage truck on it makes the entire room?!?!? :)

I fell in love with a Chevron pillow at Joss and Main but decided to make my own to cut costs! Hobby Lobby had grey and creme Chevron and they are the only place I've been able to find it locally (as in Joann's and Hancocks didn't carry it!!). Matching up patterns on pillows is hard!! If you decide to make your own Chevron pillow really watch your sides when you sew it up! I'm in love with it!
They also had the soft green/blue chevron at HL and covered a chair pad it in.

I had this bench my MIL had given me. It needed a face lift too. A little coat of paint and some fabric! Good as new!!


In the middle of re-decorating, got side tracked by Halloween :)

What Livingroom makeover is complete without a bat pillow? LOL My kids loved that!! I made it with felt!!

 What would I do without the Dollar Store? Painted this pumpkin black, sprinkled with glitter and then used a Chalk Marker to write on it!

Thank you so much for visiting my site and I hope you enjoyed a glipse at my livingroom!