I've been watching everyone in Blogland as they fallize their homes, and I finally joined the club! I've decorated my home for fall. First, I bought this yellow-weed thingy that looks fallish and stuck it in a bud vase that I already had. I could see the fake stem through the clear glass; how sad is that? So I sent Johnny to Michael's to get some paint and a brush. I have NEVER done any painting like this before!
We wiped the vase off with alcohol because I read/heard somewhere to make sure the surface was clean so that the paint would adhere. I couldn't figure out how to paint without getting myself all messy (as I am quite prone to do). I did not want to touch the vase. Brilliant Johnny got out one of his golf clubs, stuck it into the shredder, (Note: he did NOT turn on the shredder!) stuck the vase on the end of the club upside down, and wah-lah! It worked perfectly!
Here's the finished product with the yellow-weed thingy!
Doesn't the solid brown bud vase look better than if I had left it clear? Now, the fake fall weeds look so real that no one would ever guess I bought them at Walmart! The leaves look real too (ahem). And everyone knows that all pumpkins are white ceramic!
Here's a picture of our fallized Family Room.
My pretty pilgrims proudly stand next to a non-fall plant.
Here's the kicker! Dot showed off her newly acquired pumpkin that looked like the one she wanted to grab from BJ's blog. Dot told how she finally found and snagged her own, saving her from a life of crime. I left a comment telling her about my 39" diameter pumpkin and promised her a picture. You're all my witnesses now, if she tries to come and take mine!
See how you influenced this Florida gal to fallize her home? Aren't you ladies proud of yourselves?
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