I’m starting this post out with a picture I’ve seen about 67 times so far on my Instagram feed in the last two days:
But really. I am. I live for Fall. I get to pull out my boots and sweaters, and we stock up on pumpkins and apple cider, along with every ingredient needed for beef stew. October is the gateway to snuggly weather and hot chocolate, and I for one, could not be happier to welcome it.
Except that its supposed to be 80 degrees today. Disregard.
In the spirit of Fall, I decorated (obviously) our console since we don’t have a mantle (but you bet your britches I’d be all over that ‘ish).
Here’s what I started out with, it’s pretty much the same since I first decorated it…
And here’s what we’re enjoying now!
I had everything on hand except for the skull, plastic pumpkin (A.C. Moore sale for both!), and the frame (Target clearance!). The skull got a quick coat of spray paint, and the pumpkin got a little dark stain rubbed on it for a less hi-I’m-a-plastic-pumpkin look and more of a hello-I’m-a-faux-gourd look.
The banner was made out of a roll of burlap (also at A.C. Moore), and tacked onto the back of the frame (which I still love to death).
So that’s it! Just a quick little Fall update that will last us until the snow flies!! If it’s cold where you are, drink a Pumpkin Spiced Latte for me!!