Happy October 8th friends!
October is full of so many good things for me! Yesterday would have be my Dad’s 61st Birthday so it’s a day I always love to celebrate, my brother and sister-in-law’s 1st wedding anniversary was Sunday, my cousin had a sweet little baby girl Sunday, my birthday is coming up, AND HALLOWEEN! Needless to say, October is just a great month in my life!
While Eddie was in town visiting (( <3 ))we finished up the outdoor Halloween decorations and to say I’m thrilled would probably be an understatement. I actually started dreaming of this idea when I saw this pin and it inspired me to make curtains for outside!
Finding black & white stripped fabric for outdoors is TOUGH y’all! I ended up finding Spoonflower and ordered this fabric in the outdoor material (it wasn’t cheap!). I figured that I would use this time and time again with Halloween or even special party events at our house, we all know I love a good reason to decorate! I ended up spending a few hours using hemming tape to hem all 4 edges of each panel after cutting it. I left enough space up top for a wooden dowel (that I painted white) to fit through. For extra weather protection I sprayed this on it and let me tell y’all, IT WORKS. Water just repels off the fabric like magic!
One of the big things I was hoping Eddie would be able to get done while he was here was the Dead & Breakfast sign I had been eyeing for years on pinterest! We found a few different plans for it but basically we got a wooden mail box post, he free-handed the sign portion, cut it out, and beveled it and I watered down some paint and painted it along with the base he built for it. We then grabbed some sticker letters and traced them to fill in with black paint. To finish it off we slapped on a coat of polyurethane to help it keep up with the elements.
I’m pretty smitten with the outdoor decor this year.
It’s simple but with a big impact and I’m all about that more minimal vibe this year!
Does your family decorate for Halloween? If so I would LOVE to view your posts so leave me a link below! 🙂