9.26.2008

Pumpkin deals and repurposing

I went to Michael's earlier this week and they were having am awesome sale! I found some great candlesticks for 60% off! Yep, you read that right...60% off! So I snatched them up. Annnnnd, the faux pumpkins were 40% off. So I bought me a couple of creamy white ones. Then I copied all of you talented ladies out there in blogland and made me a couple of these...



I went back and forth over whether or not to paint the candlesticks black, but opted to leave them brown for now. They looked really cute with the brown and cream ribbon, and look how nice they compliment my little wooden shoe stay. (I still think I might paint them black closer to Halloween.)


I had to put this second photo in so you could get a better view of our cute rehabbed buffet. I love the green, but I've seen so many pretty white buffets lately, I'm wondering if I should paint it white. I could use your opinions if you want to leave me a comment :)



On another subject, remember this cute little banner from Two's birthday?



Well, I thought it was so cute that I couldn't just store it away. Oh no. I had to put it up in the boys' room. I think it looks really cute hanging over Three's crib. And now he has something interesting to look at when he's laying there quietly in his crib. Yeah right. He's my climber, remember? But should he chance to look up if he's laying down in his crib, he can admire the lovely banner his mommy so thoughtfully put there for him. ;-)


42 comments:

Trisha said...

Super cute, all of it. I want those candle sticks and white pumpkins. All these fall ideas are motivating me! The birthday banner in the boys room is darling!

Lorie said...

They turned out so cute!! I love all of the white pumpkins I have been seeing all over the place. Now I just need to find me some cute candle sticks!!

Emily said...

I love the green on the buffet and vote for leaving it unique as is.

love the decorating!

Bridget said...

The pumpkin candlesticks are so cute!

Beth said...

I would leave your buffet, it is beautiful and unique. I love the pumpkins and candlesticks. So cute!

Joanna said...

I agree, I like them brown. Normally I paint it all black! *smiles* But it does look so good with that ribbon.

I love the banner hanging in the room like that.

Shannon said...

I love the pumpkin candlesticks and I love them brown. I think it looks great!

And I LOVE that buffett. I would not touch that thing! It is perfect the way it is! :)

Darlene said...

LOVE those candle sticks and pumpkins. I would leave the buffet like it is...it is BEAUTIFUL!

That banner is adorable above his crib.

letters to elijah said...

The pumpkins on there are just too sweet!

Victoria said...

Love the pumpkins & candlesticks. I will have to run by Michael's today to see if our store has such great deals!

I also vote for leaving the buffet green. It would look pretty white too but it looks great and unique green.

Aud said...

Love the idea of a banner over the crib--I'm all about using pretty/fun things all the time, rather than storing them! (okay, love the idea, but need to get crackin' on it in my own house!)

Valarie said...

Love the buffet! Keep it green :)

Ok I am off to Michaels to see if they are still having a sale. :)

Rambling Girl said...

Love your deocr....nope think I would keep the buffet like you did it. Very pretty. I am going to make me a banner this weekend. Can't wait!

duchess said...

He can admire the banner - or swing from it.:)

Love the candlesticks & pumpkins - wouldn't touch the buffet.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Every time I see white pumpkins I want to go buy some! But then I get to the store and the orange ones get me every time. Yours look adorable, and I agree, I love the brown candlesticks. It gives the whole scene a nice warmth. The table is beautiful too!
Carrie

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love the bunting...I have one in process for Hunter's room...if I ever get it done. cherry

Ms. Tee said...

Really cute! I love those white pumpkins and the candlesticks. I need to make a trip to our Michael's. :)
Oh, and the banner is really cute in the bedroom - I don't blame you for not wanting to put it away. have a great weekend. :)

ROXY said...

I love the rehabbed buffet! It's so pretty!

Carrie said...

I love your candle sticks. I would leave the buffet the color it is it very pretty.

Beth said...

This is my first time visiting and I just have to say I love all the creative ideas that you have!

So Inspirational!

Our Complete Family said...

I really, really like your buffet the color it is. Just perfect! And the displays you made with your pumpkin finds...lovely! Hey, maybe Three will notice the banner hanging above and then lie down still and quiet to check it out, giving you a bit of time!!! TGIF~ Les

AJ said...

Love that buffet just the way it is!!!!!

The Hinesley House said...

Beautiful as always! I would not change a thing. I love the faux white pumpkins. I'm gonna have to get me some of those.

lramey said...

so cute- i like the candlesticks brown! And the banner in you boys' room is SOOO cute!!!!!

lramey said...

oh, and i forgot to say that I LOVE the buffet green- it's different, and that makes it better!

Nisa said...

I must have read your mind. I just finished a decorative pennant banner for my sons room this morning, out of the leftover fabric from which I made his quilt years before.

Angie said...

Those pumpkins on the candlesticks look sooooooooo good! I think the candlesticks look fine in brown. Love your buffet just like it is!

edie+steve said...

Ist time visitor to your blog and love it already!

Sandy Toes said...

So very cute! I love it! I love white pumpkins on candle sticks..so cute!
-Sandy Toes

Heather said...

Ack! I love what you did with the pumpkins. I saw those on sale last week but didn't know where I'd put them. And where did you get that adorable buffet? LOVE IT...and keep it green, it's unique.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Well, I just read through all your comments and it looks like I would be the outcast by throwing my vote for the buffet out there. But here goes...I can't help but wonder what it would look like painted in a cream satin. Cream would look more vintage than white and the satin would give it just a little bit of a sheen.??? Food for thought.
Loved the banner in your little mister's room!
M.L.

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Jenn said...

I would leave the buffet green and the candle sticks brown. The whole thing looks great.

Jenn

shannon said...

Cute, Cute, Cute - why can't you move back to Utah - it's about time you know.....love reading your stuff and feeling like I'm keeping in touch with you!

Marie said...

Loooooove that buffet. Holy moly it's perfect! Great deal on the candlesticks... the pumpkins look great on them!

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

My first post on your blog.

I love your baby's room with the wide vertical blue and white stripes, and the banners set it off to perfection. So, so, so cute!

Looking foward to reading your other posts.

Sheila

Bobbie said...

I love the green color!

Esther said...

I like your green buffet. It's just a bit different to all the white ones.
I also like your banner. I made one for my Mum's birthday and to hang above my sunlounge after seeing yours. But I confess, I didn't credit yours as my inspiration at the time, because I couldn't remember where I had seen it. I'll go back and put a link in now.

Joy said...

Noooooo! Don't paint it white. It looks fantastic in green!

Kelly said...

Love the candle sticks. I love how chunky they are, and I love the color they are. Looks great!

sassy stephanie said...

We have the Land of Nod flags too! My son loves them, and he is three now.

You are so creative! I love the pixies!

Tammylee said...

love your green buffet. be original. white is nice but green is lovely! don't change it :)