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31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 19}:
Inspiring Ideas & Fall Projects

by | Oct 18, 2010 | 31 Days of Autumn Bliss, Fall Decorating, Halloween, Holiday DIY, Holidays, Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining

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31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 19}: <br>Inspiring Ideas & Fall Projects

In the fun lane

Trunk before & after project (check out the before!)

I it is time once again to check out great ideas from around the webworld. Bloggers just never cease to amaze and impress, especially in the fall when projects, baking and holiday ideas start swirling! If you are wanting to do a little fall nesting or home spruce up before the holidays begin, there are ideas galore!

You can find everything from fall DIY projects, whole house tours, to pumpkins!

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 19}: <br>Inspiring Ideas & Fall Projects

Isabella and Max

DIY Bamboo Shade, I have the perfect shade for this!

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 19}: <br>Inspiring Ideas & Fall Projects

Tip Junkie

Fall Pumpkins and more, so much inspiration!

I put tons of ideas every month on my Inspiring Finds page. Be sure to check it out!!

Don’t forget you can share great links we might like any time on my Facebook page!

Thank you bloggers, for being so awesome. Aren’t they awesome?

Question of the day: What is the ONE project around the house you HOPE to get to before the holidays?

Meanwhile the 31 Days of Autumn bliss continues, lots more to come!

For the entire series links, click the 31 Days Button below!

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 19}: <br>Inspiring Ideas & Fall Projects

Find the rest of the 31 Day girls here.


  1. Teri

    Finish organizing my shed!!!

    • Melissa

      Oh, wow, yeah, I really wanted to declutter our garage but it didn’t happen. Now it will be next summer before we feel like going out there! :-)

  2. Jess

    I am always so inspired by all the creative genius out there in blogland! For me – I have to get our garage cleaned out and organized so we can get the cars back in there.

    • Melissa

      A garage is for cars? Hmmmm.

  3. Kristin

    Since we just moved (second time in the past year), I would really like to finish unpacking and placing all of the accessories that make wherever we are feel like home.

    Bonus: Dig my sewing machine out of our storage garage and make personalized Christmas stockings for each of us!


    • Melissa

      Oh, my sewing machine is lost! It is my moms. She insists it is in my garage (see previous comment lol).

  4. Angela

    I want to get packed, move, and then unpacked! I’m trying not to plan any other projects :)

    • Melissa

      Sounds like a good idea.

  5. Becca

    I started stripping and restaining my orangey oak cabinets. By Thanksgiving they will be a deep dark brown stain.

    • Melissa

      Oh, perfect timing!!!! I bet it will be beautiful!!

  6. Becky

    I’ve been dying to paint our fireplace mantle since we moved in three months ago to get it ready for the holiday displays. But, one thing after another has kept me from it. I’m determined that by the end of the month it will no longer be orangey oak, but lovely, fresh white! So excited!

    • Melissa

      That would motivate me too, the holidays are coming!!! yay!

  7. darcy

    Those pumpkins are beautiful!

    I would like our studio finished ASAP. The drywall dust is killin’ me. I refuse to mop because it makes it worse right now. I could swiffer every hour on the hour and there would still be a fine while film of dry wall dust on everything. Mopping makes wet white film that just smears everywhere.

    I keep reminding myself to keep my eye on the prize.

  8. SimplyLKJ

    Love all the creative fall ideas!! Those pumpkins are awesome. Hmmm…just one project? Well, it was to be painting the two rooms upstairs that are left to do (Master/Master Bath, and TV room)…but since our shower decided to leak onto our recently painted dining room ceiling, I’d have to say that now takes first priority! Of course, weeding out the basement would be nice too…someday…

  9. sheri

    My grout is gross! We moved in at the end of the summer and the first thing i said was the grout needed to be done. IT IS BLACK and it should be taupe. I’m not kidding, black, like a public restroom floor black. I have started this week and have 1/3 of the kitchen done – but it’s slooooow going.

  10. Tracey

    We are expecting our 3rd baby on December 3rd and my husband and I have both been nesting like crazy this month! I highly recommend being in the 3rd trimester right before the holidays because you can get a ton of stuff done!

    One tiny project we have been putting off is hanging a giant and heavy mirror above our fireplace. Our neighbors put it out on the curb because it had a small crack in the bottom corner, but I know I can put a plant or a tchotchke in front of it to cover.

  11. the cottage child

    The doable – interior walls freshly painted by October 29th (underway).

    The questionable (but hopeful) – having all the furniture I want repaired and painted done by Dec. 20th.

    Can you tell we’re having parties? I want it for us, but I work better with extreme deadlines.

  12. Mrs. C

    Well, now that I just saw the creative pumpkin pictures I think I need to make sure and do some of those before Thanksgiving. We’re going to try some paper mache’ pumpkins, and I really LOVE the black and white ideas above. Very pretty!

    My husband would love for me to paint the laundry room SOON(like starting today), but I’d rather make pumpkins! ;o)

  13. Lesley

    Great projects – of course!

  14. Emily

    I’ve been wanting to make new curtains for our dining area for months now… I will have them done before Thanksgiving! And maybe new pillows for that area, too :)

  15. Sandy

    I’m having a big dinner party on Sat. night. I want to be organized and get some projects done before then. Yikes! Love the rick-rack on the pumpkins!

  16. Karen

    I love this post! It’s so fun to have you recommend sites for those of us who don’t always find them while perusing the WWW! :-)

  17. Tracy O

    I have such a list of projects I want to accomplish, like yesterday…but if I HAD to focus on one to get done before the holidays, I guess it would be painting the kitchen including the trim. I did the cabinets in the Spring and now the walls are screaming for color.

    Is that the trick? Focusing on one project at a time…LOL, I never get anything done because I have too many projects I want to do.

  18. sarah howe

    My yard is screaming for some TLC and some “fall fashion” That is my TO-DO project…..someday!

    I am not as crative with decor as I wish to someday be, but my husband makes it so much easier with his art.

    He just finished a small art series, 4- 8×10 paintings, all beautiful fall landscapes. I just need to hang them now!

  19. Sarah

    Well, after my fabulous course on Sunday learning to use my sewing machine at last, there are LOTS of little projects that I hope to get to – the first one is quite simple though – I have to take up the curtains in the garden room – they are a couple of inches too long and I don’t want it to become something I just put up with.

    Wish me luck!

  20. Fiona's Mosaic

    Still working on the sunporch……it will be my get away place. I took 11 bags of stuff our of there last week, and 2 boxes. Still have a ways to go but I made a big dent in it. It will no longer be the dumping ground.

  21. Lauri Thomas

    I think (hope) I will get paint on the walls of both living room and family room before Christmas! Perhaps even before Thanksgiving… :)

  22. Janell Beals

    Thanks for the shout out Melissa! Janell

  23. Abbie

    One project – I want to get a puzzle framed (or attached to a big piece of cardboard) and hung on my kitchen wall. There is a perfect spot for it and the puzzle was thrifted so very cheap. I just need to get it on the wall!

  24. House Bella

    I’d like to have a dinner party before the holidays come. We bought our house in April, but then spent a lot of time on our wedding (which was in August) and practically no one has seen our house yet!

    But for a real house project, I’d like to pick the artwork that goes over the mantle so that when Christmas comes, the whole mantle will look decorated and festive. Right now it’s decorated – but no artwork.


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