Has anyone got out the fall decorations? I did. I left the Halloween decorations in the basement but brought up anything that was autumn-y.
I bought those cute leaf placemats at Walmart for $3 a piece. It killed me to spend $12 on placemats since I'm the garage sale/thrift store queen. But I loved them. They have other colors too.
I still haven't painted the fireplace and I still don't like it red. I'm just so busy and have been working on other home projects. My husband thinks if I paint it white it will not stand out since the walls are cream colored. I say, who cares what he thinks. He is a man. He wanted to paint stripes on our master bath walls and even paint every other blade on the ceiling fan. If I listened to him, our living room would be decorated with posters of cars and Tarheels logos painted on the walls.
My fireplace mantle is a work in progress. Can't seem to decide how I want to decorate it. So here's what I decided. When I go thrift shopping or go to garage sales, if I see home decor items I like for $1 or less I just buy it. Even if I have no idea where to put it, or it doesn't match anywhere in my house. Then I can frequently change things out without spending alot of money. If I never use something I can just sell it in my own garage sale for what I paid for it, and not be out any money. That amber colored candle holder on the mantle is something that I never thought I would put on the fireplace since it's red and doesn't quite match. But with all the autumn decorations, it looks nice. Once the fall decor is gone, I will move it to my master bath. I paid $1 for it as well as for the candle stick on the end. If I paint the fireplace white, I will probably spray paint the star a different color. Just don't know what color yet.
Open to any and all suggestions :o)