Earlier this year Mike's mother sold her house and moved into our basement. We had to do a major clean out and get rid of things. The two-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and den was fully furnished and we had loads of stuff in the storage room as well. Since she was down-sizing, we were the recipients of a few items that we made room for upstairs as well.
Then, my mother married and moved into a new house and combed through her belongings, giving away items to us as well. So, all summer I have done some shuffling and moving and redecorating to find space and the just-right place for those items that have joined our household. So, as I share how I've added a bit of fall, I will also share some of the shuffling and changing that has taken place.
slip-covered with a companion fabric that I'd bought at the same time I bought the fabric to cover the chairs. The floor lamp behind the chair on the right is a second-hand project that still makes me smile when I think about how it changed with a little DIY. The mirror is one I got second-hand for thirty dollars. I felt like the mantel needed just a little sparkle and I like how it bounces sunlight back into the room in the morning from the windows that are on the opposite wall and at night bounces it back from the can lights in front of the fireplace.
There are a few other touches of fall added into the den but I will share them in another post later. Surely mother nature will add a bit of fall soon. It is still in the low nineties here and we are sweltering!