So I'm not even gonna try to hide it - fall is my FAVORITE time of year. I think it's because it's the perfect storm for so many of my favorite things: leather boots, cute scarves, comfortable sweaters, crisp air, crunchy leaves, hot beverages, delicious soups, and best of all: family time.
But I don't have a home to decorate for fall - and it's KILLING ME! Well not really. I admit I'm being dramatic. What can I say, I'm in my tumultuous twenties where for the last 5 years my now husband and I have collectively lived in 8 total towns and bounced around 5 total jobs. I'm so ready to have a house of my own to decorate/ experiment with/ work on furniture in, but Caleb and I are still SO young in our finances.
But it's this time of year that also reminds me I need to give thanks for what Caleb and I do have:
Almost 2 years of marriage under our belt
An incredible dog named Thor
A place to live
Both sets of parents in the area
All 8 of our grandparents
and last, but not least:
all of you fellow style mutts
So without a home of our own to decorate, I'm celebrating fall in my own ragamuffin way with a new pair of pieces in the garage shop:
Psst do you recognize those table bases? Maybe this instagram post about flotsam and jetsam will jog your memory:
My #DIY #otherhalf @chelsea_stylemutthome invited me to share #widn - thanks boo 😘. As I wait for my sister's flight to get in from Denver tonight and count down the moments til the Henifins are all in Virginia again, I'm hatching a plan for these bad boys that I picked up today at my local #restore. If my #furnitureflip hunch is right then I hope to get 4 sexy pieces out of 2 sad end tables. Stay tuned! @_me_and_mine_ @_just_ro what are you two up to tonight? #decor #design #stylemuttrefinishes #whatimdoingnow
It actually was a very simply upcycle: I made the bench seat out of wood planks and the trestle with a new piece of wood cut to length, all stained to match the harvested table bases [as always, pun SO intended]. Then I sealed the whole shebang with some polyurethane just in case someone out there is looking to furnish their orchard with some weather-proof benches...
$160 for the pair
I hope you all are also savoring the season and thinking about all you've got to be grateful for friends. And don't forget to stop by on Friday for another showstopping #stylemuttspaces Reader Design!