Hello all my décor enthusiast friends! If you are new around here, once a month I get together with a few blogging buddies to talk about décor. In the past we’ve shared our gallery walls, how we like to decorate using trays, tips for styling bookcases, and how we love to use baskets in our decor, just to name a few. We started this challenge last January by picking a space, and for three months we decorated it three different ways by shopping our homes. I chose my china hutch.
We decided to end the year with the same theme, one space three ways, as the perfect way to share some of our seasonal décor.
For this month, I decided to change out the mirror as well as the décor, to get it ready for Thanksgiving.
Here is the mirror as I found it, a total score from the thrift store for $24:
That’s more than I like to spend on a thrift store mirror, but with this elegantly carved frame, it was a real steal.
Yum yum yum! I debated whether or not to paint it, as I knew it would sell in my booth as is, so it sat in my dining room for FOREVER. Finally I decided that I just could not part with it, and so paint it was!
But first, here is a refresher of how my one space looked last month all set for Halloween:
…And with my new freshly painted mirror!
It barely fits in this narrow space, but I just love it.
And this simple neutral vignette will carry me right through Thanksgiving.
I borrowed the arrangement from my Fall mantel.
I just stuck it in this larger mercury glass vase I scored on clearance at Target years ago. The tray is from Homegoods.
My five-year old picked out this perfect white pumpkin on his field trip to the pumpkin patch, so I just had to include it. Great choice, buddy!
Remember my fancy dessert dish candle sticks?
Oh yes I’m very fancy like that.
I used DIY chalk paint in a 50/50 mix of Cottage White (Behr) and Pure White and sealed with clear wax. If you ever have to paint a mirror, it’s worth taking the time to remove it from the frame rather than tape it off. That way you can paint the recessed area where the mirror fits in on the back side, so you won’t see the reflection of the unpainted backside.
Love those carved details!
So that’s my one space, a second way. Very simple! I’ll be back next month sharing it all decked out for Christmas!
My Décor Enthusiast Girls are sharing their one space a second way today also…with lot’s of ideas to welcome your Thanksgiving guests!
Follow the links below to see them all up close!
Want to play along with us? You can!!
Choose a space to decorate, take pics and share them with us on our Decorating Enthusiasts DIY Forum on Facebook! We created this forum not only so you could participate in our fun decorating challenges, but also so that you have a judge-free zone to share your projects any time, ask questions, and hang out with other creatives just like you!
But wait! There’s more! Let’s play on Instagram too!
Here’s how to play:
1. Add your own photo on Instagram starting today (11/12) through Saturday
2. Tag it with the #DecorEnthusiast hashtag
3. Follow all six of your hostesses here:
We will choose one winner that will be featured on all six IG feeds this Sunday!!
AND because we love connecting with you guys on Instagram SO much…
We’ve decided to start playing over there weekly starting the first Thursday in December!! This will be a great chance for you guys to share all your hard work decorating for the Holidays!!
Just like our monthly challenges, share your pics Thursday-Saturday and we will choose one winner each week to feature on all SIX feeds!
Can’t wait to see your spaces all decked out! 🙂
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If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to share at these great parties:
The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Between Naps on the Porch Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista