Welcome to my Harvest Home Fall Decor Tour.  I’m so excited you stopped by to join me for a tour of my home!  I can’t wait to share how I’ve incorporated fall decor into my main living spaces to make my home feel cozy and inviting for the season.  But first, BIG thanks to Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home for hosting and coordinating this blog hop!  Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies that have linked up to share their homes too.  Details are at the end of this post.  Now down to business!

If you’ve visited my blog before, you know I like my home to be stylish and fancy…BUT that I decorate on a budget.  I will be remodeling this entire house in the coming years to incorporate more of my style.  Each project or piece of decor is done with my budget in mind and I’m always looking for creative DIY ways to save while still achieving my end goal of great style.

As you tour my decor for fall, I want to share one MAJOR secret with you.  The most expensive pumpkin you will see pictured here was $29.99 and I purchased it on sale with 40% off!  As for the rest of my pumpkin decor…the next most expensive piece was $19.99 with 40% off!  I managed to pull off my fall “festivious” on a small  budget.  I will be sharing how I DIYED much of the decor you see here in the coming weeks, so make sure you’re subscribed to my email list for those updates!  The subscribe link is below.

So, shall we get this tour started???

Click HERE for details on my black metal star.

Meet Suki!  You won’t get one foot in the door without saying hello to her first!

Without further ado…

welcome to my home!  The autumn front door wreath was a one hour DIY project I tackled last week.  I wanted something with bright greens and white pumpkins because I live in Southern California and we have summer like temps until November.  Since I couldn’t find something I loved, I made one.  The color combo I used feels “fallish” to me and I love that it has a crisp look that mimics the warmth we are still feeling here.  Stay turned for my DIY wreath tutorial later this week!

Ok…are you ready??  I’ve been working on pumpkin installations for a few weeks and I am bursting with excitement to share!!  Please grab yourself a cup of joe or tea and let’s head on in!

The open foyer and staircase are two of my favorite elements in the entryway.  The curving staircase always leaves me feeling like Scarlett O’Hara (and who doesn’t love that).  I recently added shiplap to my curved wall (click HERE for details) and some chippy wood candle scones.  For fall, my sweet bench got a couple of new pillows, a cozy throw and pumpkins with greens in a large tobacco basket below.   Just above the bench, is a DIY white wood wreath on a shiplap frame that I constructed from left over shiplap.

The harvest display below the black pedestal table is a simple catch-all collection of old fall decor items I had, plus a few new inexpensive DIYs that came together in fun messy way.

The black and white pumpkins (to the left of that table) were orange mercury pumpkins just a week ago.  They both have new life thanks to a little help from some chalk paint!

Click HERE for details on my terracotta urn vase.

The antique white and wood console table was once dark wood.  Lots of sanding and chalk paint completely changed the look of it.  On top of the table, I have an old dresser drawer filled with vintage glassware and tons of fall goodies.  Pumpkins, dried floral, copper pears and cotton stems dress up this table for fall.

As you pass through the long entry, you step down into the living room.  This is a large room with TONS of windows that look out onto our pool and outdoor living space.   This room has been our primary remodel focus since we moved into this house late last year.  We’ve added shiplap over the fireplace, a distressed wood hearth, a built-in media cabinet, crown molding, window trim and a shiplap wall!  The drop cloth curtains and rods were also a DIY project I tackled a few months ago.  (Click HERE to see more about that!)

This was my first go-round at decorating our renovated fireplace and I was SO excited!  I didn’t want to cover the shiplap too much, so I decided to use old windows and fancy them up.  I added a white vinyl decal to the small window and lace fabric with a DIY oval twig wreath to the diamond sash window. After a few days of just the windows, it felt like something was missing…and then ensued my pumpkin cluster craziness!  Using small nails, I secured groups of pumpkins to the windows and then to each other.  Once secure, I added eucalyptus greens and stardust gypsophila for a touch of white.

Across the room from the fireplace this is the view….

Click HERE to shop my new wall clock

The buffet against the shiplap wall was gifted to me from a sweet friend about a month ago.  After a little chalk paint, it quickly became a new favorite element in this space. To spruce it up for fall, I added a cute tea towel from Amanda @livingwithamanda and I used a tobacco basket and metal bowl to mimic the look of a cornucopia.  I grouped together inexpensive pumpkins, pears, acorns, cotton stems, pinecones and greens and pinned them together using nails to create a “falling out of the bowl” affect.

This white chippy ladder is hands down my best vintage find EVER!  I was told it came from a house in New Orleans…and based on the amount of chippy goodness…I believe it!!  I wanted to do something special and different on the ladder.  Using small nails, I created two cascading pumpkin clusters similar to the fireplace.  I used this rusty bucket as the base for my large pumpkin cluster to “fall” into.

The larger white pumpkins you see on this ladder were dollar store finds!  When I bought them, they were orange, styrofoam and awful!  Using white chalk paint, Amy Howard’s Dust of Ages and broken pieces of potpourri that I darkened with black wax, I created these!  I can’t believe how easily I was able manipulate inexpensive finds to create fun decor!  A simple tutorial is in the works for you fancy friends!  Make sure you are subscribed to the email list for that blog post for sure!!

Let’s chat about the Target Dollar Spot!  Holy moly have I gotten some serious deals and great finds there this season.

All of the small fabric pumpkins in this wire cage were $1 Target Dollar Spot finds!!!  I may have purchased 18 of these little cuties in three different colors smile

There were also great napkins, placements, small signs, dinnerware, small ceramic pumpkins, and green plastic pumpkins.  All of the medium size green pumpkins in my pumpkin clusters are from Target and were $3!!

If you haven’t stopped by Target lately….RUN friends!

Here are links to a couple of my Target fav’s:

I had SO much fun creating this tablescape.  I found so many gorgeous placemats and chargers in my shopping travels, but honestly…spending hundreds on table decor was NOT an option this year.  So, DIY projects to the rescue.  The table runner and napkins were made from fabric I already had on hand.  A quick run through my sewing machine and voila!

Our kitchen dining table was another DIY project earlier this year.  Using a wrought iron metal base, we joined and stained douglas fir select planks with a white pickling stain to create a large farmhouse style table for just a couple hundred dollars!!  White metal chairs were the perfect compliment (plus they are great to have with kiddos for easy clean up!)

The center piece display was created using a chicken feeder I already owned.  Shopping your home is such an inexpensive way to change things up seasonally.  I added eucalyptus greens from Ikea, some cheapo dollar store pumpkins that I sprayed copper, and a few other sale pumpkins from Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.  Full “how-to” coming soon!  PS – the gold chargers were $1.19 (on sale) from Michael’s!!!

Click HERE for details on these awesome inexpensive chargers.

Thank you so much for touring my home today!  As a special thank you for visiting, all of the homes on the Harvest Home blog hop joined together to give away a $75 Home Goods door prize!  If you would like to enter to win, simply visit all the other blogs on the tour this week and leave a comment on each post.  The winner will be chosen via a random drawing and will be contacted by email on Saturday, September 24th!

I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting my home and I gave you a little dose of fall inspo!  I would love to see what you create in your own home for fall.  Please feel free to tag me in your decor photos on Instagram @fancypantsmommyco or Facebook so I can see your creativity!

Now it’s time for some more beautiful fall decor!  Also sharing their homes today are Diane Adirondack Girl @ Heart and Debra at Common Ground.  I know you will love their fall decor as well!  Hop on over and say hello to these lovely ladies!

Until next time fancy friends!

Happy Fall Y’all!


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P.S. Be sure to check back Wednesday and Thursday to see more Harvest Home tours!  Details below.

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