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THURSDAY THREE: Home Accessories For Fall

Each week I bring to you my “Thursday Three” sharing anything from decor ideas to home improvements, homes for sale to local loves and so much more.  This week I am sharing three things I don’t think your home can live without this fall. I am sure I am not alone in saying that Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate.  It doesn’t take much to clear out those Summer vibes and cozy up your home. The first “must have” is a gold decorative pumpkin. This simple addition is perfect for the Season and can be carried through to Thanksgiving.  This one I found at Target, but you can pick on up just about anywhere this time of year. Second, what better way to cozy up on your couch than with the perfect throw. This gray buffalo check is a great neutral that would coordinate with any color scheme.  Last but not least, no home is complete without a Fall scented candle. This one from Bath & Body Works is proving to be a favorite this year. With this candle, your home will smell sweet and savory with just a hint of pumpkin. Do you have any Fall home decor staples?  I’d love to hear what you can’t live without.

Floating Shelves, the start of the not so mini kitchen reno...

If you are a DIY-er like me, there is not usually a lot of time between “I want to do this” and “I AM doing this.”  Sometimes I will draft it out, plan, prep and create a rendering but this time, I decided to just go for it, I didn’t even take a true before picture.  One thing I will say, DO NOT TRY THIS ALONE like I did, or you might end up tearing a muscle or two landing yourself in physical therapy for the next six plus weeks, but that’s another story for another day.

Back to these cabinets….so I decided to rip the cabinets out to the right of and above my sink to brighten up my kitchen.  I found this awesome tutorial (thanks Home Depot) on how to build floating shelves and they seemed strong enough to hold  several dishes.  The tutorial includes your shopping list for the shelves, I modified mine to make them larger, but the lovely folks at Home Depot will cut the wood to your measurements for you which was a huge help.  Building the shelf was a little tougher than I anticipated, but once I got the hang of it, it got easier.  This project turned in to “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” because once the open shelves were built, I wanted shaker cabinets, which led to wanting backsplash, then a microhood…you get the idea.  This phase of the kitchen reno project was done in just a few days and I just love how it turned out. 

napkin holder: walmart ● plates: target ● mugs: made by me ● jars: walmart ● cake stand: target dollar spot ● fake plant: ikea  ● utensil vase: target

don't mind the mess, I had no idea these would end up out there for the world to see.

On the wall: A custom BEHR blend similar to Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

On the shelves: BEHR flat white & MINWAX Waterbased Polycrylic Clear Satin Finish