This season, I am making the attempt to decorate for the fall. In the past, I enjoyed the time and creativity that was involved decorating my home. As time went on, I found I had less and less time to devote to bringing out and putting away seasonal decor. That all changed when I came across a group of bloggers who had broken down the completion of this task into manageable areas of the home. A light bulb went on for me. I surely could jump on board with this idea and decorate my home for fall. However, I just tweaked it a bit to fit my style and created a Thrifty Fall Mantle at No Cost to include some upcylced shutters.
My decorating with shutters began when I came across a stack of various sizes while out shopping at a thrift store. I was able to paint them and add them to my decor at home. It was a very simple DIY up-cycle of decorative shutters . These shutters found a home on top of my buffet. It was here that I was able to take some photos and post on my Facebook page. I receive much positive feedback.
This gave me the notion that they might so well at Treasures, where I have a space to sell my things. I finished the staging of the shutters by adding a wreath to each. This gave it a bit more of a pop. To my surprise, they flew out the door. I discovered a hot item for my space.
The season changed, and fall arrived. Having this thought of decorating with a no cost approached made me remember how much I liked the green painted shutters. Going though my stash, I came across two more shutters that needed upcycling. This time, however, I was going with the fall theme. Wanting to stick with bright colors, I chose a sunny yellow, and a blue that I just loved. After a few coats of paint and drying time in between, the shutters were almost done. Once again, I shopped my stash and found a couple baskets that I filled with fall items. I attached a ribbon and hung them on the shutters. Another, successful no cost decorating feat, completed. That being said, I just wasn’t feeling them. I couldn’t decide where in my house to put them. I had a change of plans.
As you can see, instead using these in my home, I decided to sell them in my retail space adding to the fall decor. Even though I personally am not using them, they still turned out to be a great Thrifty Fall Shutters No Cost Decorating project. Now, back to decorating my home. Any suggestions on a space to work on? What have you decorated? I would love to see.