We’ve hit an unseasonably warm patch here in Michigan for the past week so it gave me the opportunity to enjoy the last of my outdoor fall decorating. All you Michiganders know it can be 70 one day and snowing the next so I’m enjoying it while it lasts.
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A couple of years back the only outside area that was never completed after the cabin build was the walkout basement project. It was dirt and grass and hubby and son tended to use it as a place to hide junk.
I was finally over it so I cleared out all the junk and started painting the walls of the basement, BTW the color is Felted Wool by Sherwin Williams, apparently that spurred hubby on and he put in the retainer wall, poured the stamped concrete patio, and installed a fire pit. You can see all that by clicking on the highlighted text.
Since then it’s been one of my favorite spaces to decorate. No one sees this area, we live far off the road and its on the backside of our house that looks over acres of corn. I guess the deer do get to enjoy it and I know the get close because we have hoof prints on our patio all the time.
For the past several years I’ve been making it a priority to use what I have, recycle, repurpose, and stay out of the stores. I fear if I go in I’ll go hog wild on a spending spree like you’ve never seen before, lol.
I went down to the basement to poke around in my fall decorating bins to see what I could use to give the space a different look by using what I had.
The two wreaths on the French doors I made several years ago and they still looked good so I added command strip hangers and up they went. I’d found mums on clearance at Lowes so I picked up two of those to add to the planters by the door. I added the black and white blanket to the table as a table cloth. The wicker basket was a thrift store score and the mismatched pumpkin selection were all in that fall tote.
I picked out pumpkin colors that went with the wreath and pulled it all together in less than 15 minutes. I don’t decorate as extensively as I used too. I’m much happier using what I have and making the area feel homey, lived in, and cozy.
Did you happen to notice the ugly party table we’re using? I had my pretty teak set back there but hubby kept hauling out this ugly table to do things on so I decided to move the teak set and find a way to use the UGLY table. It looks pretty silly with two tables, that didn’t match, side by side on the patio. So you know how it goes if you can’t beat them then join them so that’s what I did.
The teak set moved to the cabins front porch and I moved the 4 black chairs to the back patio from the second story porch, gave the ugly table a coat of paint and decided to live with it. It’s certainly not pretty but it works for his needs and I can live with it, I guess LOL.
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