Hey friends! I have taken a massive break from all things blogging and social media for the past few months, but man, does it feel good to be back! Today, I'm sharing simple easy ways to add subtle hints of fall touches to your kitchen, using simple items you probably already have on hand: seasonal produce, greenery, and faux pumpkins. Come on in and take a peek!
When I started my Instagram account a few years ago, which eventually led to this blog, I wondered how I would re-invent my holiday decor, year after year, without spending a fortune. The idea was a bit daunting, to be honest. Last year, when decorating for Fall, I used things I had on hand in ways I hadn't used them before: mainly white pumpkins, candles, greenery, and old books. They were items I already had, which helped keep costs down. I wanted to do the same thing this year: try to use things I already had in a new, creative way.
This year, I chose to go with subtle hints of fall in the kitchen, again, with elements I already had on hand: red apples from the market, dried wheat, and of course, neutral pumpkins. These are simple, subtle touches of Fall that I hope will inspire you when you begin decorating for the season.
So, let's get started!
A stack of plates, blue and white striped napkins from the Target Dollar Spot last year, and a white pumpkin, with hints of wheat in the background make a simple fall vignette. That eucalyptus is faux, by the way, and I found it for $3 at Walmart. I normally get my eucalyptus from Trader Joe's, also for only $3/bunch, but Walmart is a great alternative if you don't have a Trader Joe's near you.
The dried wheat, white pitcher, and pedestal bowls are all Home Goods finds. The kitchen towel is from Ikea. They come in a set of four, are affordable, and just ooze farmhouse charm!
I blogged all about how we pulled this kitchen table from the dumpster and refinished it HERE (along with the big mistake we made while doing it). I love having this affordable yet sturdy piece in the kitchen. It's taken some abuse over the years (has a million stains from all kinds of dinners and breakfasts and stains from multiple Sharpie markers), but because it was absolutely free, I'm totally okay with it. It gives me so much peace of mind having a piece of furniture that I don't have to worry about being destroyed!
We recently updated our dining room chairs to these rustic farmhouse beauties. I love the change, but I gotta admit, after living with them for a bit, I think some cushioned seats are in order. I blogged all about these chairs HERE.
Halfway through shooting the kitchen for this blog post, I changed the greenery from olive branches to eucalyptus. I bet you couldn't even tell. I loved them both so much, I decided to share them both!
Fall has long been one of my favorite seasons, and it's such a perfect time for gathering in the kitchen and baking up some goodies. My 7-year-old loves to get in the kitchen with me and bake up yummy treats, too. You can find us huddled over this island making gigantic messes in the process. Oh, and these counter tops aren't real marble. I blogged all about my peel-and-stick faux marble counters HERE. We have had them for a while now, and they have held up perfectly! And the whole thing cost under $50, too!
The cutting board was a Home Goods find, the kitchen towel is from Ikea, and the gold measuring spoons are from Target.
The kitchen island is painted in Thundercloud Gray by Benjamin Moore, but it's definitely 100% blue. We ordered the brushed nickel cabinet pulls from Amazon, and I love the simplicity of them.
A simple white pumpkin decorates the sink area. I blogged about the woven shades HERE.
I added a woven pumpkin atop a bed of faux eucalyptus to my vintage kitchen scale. It was an ebay find for about $20! Replacing that outdated cooktop is next on the list. The hubs and I think we'll spring for a new cooktop as a Christmas gift to each other.
I hope this simple little kitchen tour gives you some Fall inspiration!
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