I can’t believe it is November already. Time is flying. I love the fall, and decorating for it is so much fun. That being said, I also love Christmas, and decorating for that is a lot more fun. So every November 1st I start thinking about how I want to decorate. Little touches I want to change from previous years, or crafts I want to do.  This week I have been thinking about my porch. I have had this fun lantern for years now and it has recently been out in my back yard.


I painted it yellow so that it would stand out in the yard.


I cleaned all the dirt and cobwebs off and sanded all the loose paint.


Then I grabbed my favorite spray paint. I almost always use satin finish. I just like the way it looks on things that I put outside. It keeps them looking not so shiny and new.

dsc_1955Then I went to work spraying.


It is a blue gray color. So pretty with my front door. This took me a total of fifteen minutes. A very quick and easy transformation. It looks like new, and will look great for Christmas on my porch.

I was also at the antique store the other day and found this gem for five bucks.




I think it was an old headboard or something. My hubby questioned me, but I have something great in store for this beauty. I am excited to get to work on it. I can’t wait to turn on the Christmas music, and decorate to my hearts content. It is always fun to be ready for the season. I have spent a lot of my time frantically trying to paint, sew, or change something the week I am decorating. I am happier when I use the first of November to get ready for the holiday season and everything is just ready to go.