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Living in a small space has its pros and its cons. One of the pros is having less space to clean. One of the cons is not having a big, beautiful space to decorate during the holidays.
Even though I have a small entryway, I won’t let that deter me from adding a touch of Fall to my space.
Since I don’t have an attic or garage in which to store holiday decorations, I make sure that I only keep what I absolutely love. I get rid of the stuff I no longer use or like or I upcycle it to reflect my tastes.
Keep reading to see how I do just that.
Small Entryway Decorating For Fall + How To Transform A Dollar Store Pumpkin Into A Fancy Copper Pumpkin
To make the furniture (small console table and bench) appear more cohesive, I spray painted the legs of both white and left the tops wooden. It gives these pieces more of a farmhouse look and they complement each other better when paired together.
I used this spray paint for the first time on this project and I don’t think I’ll ever switch back to my usual brand. The paint was smooth, applied evenly, dried quickly, and it’s a true, flat white.
I found the picnic basket in the photo above at Goodwill and I couldn’t believe my luck because there wasn’t just one, but a matching pair! After I took this photo, I decided that the pumpkins in the basket would look better with a bit of elevation so I added the second basket below.
The greenery is stuff I had on hand from my many trips to Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I made the wooden bead strands using twine and these inexpensive beads I found on Amazon. I’ve seen wooden bead strands selling for as high as $30! Uh, no thanks. I can make my own for four bucks, thank you very much. 😉
To make the metallic copper pumpkins, I used a white faux pumpkin I had left over from last year and a dollar store orange styrofoam pumpkin (also leftover from last year).
I used three coats of this metallic acrylic paint I bought at Target (aka as Tar-jay) in the color “new penny” and it did the trick.
Note: I used a regular foam brush to apply the paint.
It turned my boring white and orange pumpkins into classy copper pumpkins! I really like how they pop against the greenery, don’t you?
The blue and brown plaid throw blanket is new and I seriously doubt it’s going to stay on the bench. I’m going to claim it as my official fall and winter blanket. It’s lightweight so it’s perfect for someone like me who gets hot easily. I’m in love with the color too!
The navy blue cover fits the blue and green color scheme of our house and it pairs nicely with the throw. I was in need of new pillow covers anyway so I didn’t mind shelling out a whopping $12.68 (current price at the time this post was written) for a PAIR of zippered covers.
The burlap storage tote that we keep under the bench hides away things like umbrellas and shoes and the random cat toy.
The fluffy white rug is a find from a few years ago at the local At Home store. Gracie the cat thinks that the rug is her official pet bed. The girl is a diva I tell you.
The large bottle on top of the table is an old wine bottle I cleaned out and then filled with faux lamb’s ear. The canvas picture on the wall behind it is from Soft Surroundings. I plan on adding a wooden frame around it one of these days.
The lantern on the floor is an old Michaels find and I think I bought it on clearance for like three bucks.
When I came across this tall candlestick at Goodwill, it was a gaudy gold but with a bit of elbow grease and that amazing white spray paint I told you about, I transformed this $1.83 find into something more my style.
TIP: Don’t pass up candlesticks at the thrift store. They can be transformed with paint!
The “hello pumpkin” candle was a Marshall’s find and let me tell you, this thing smells so good and I haven’t even lit it yet! It smells like pumpkin spice heaven up in here.
I added more random greenery, faux foliage, and a few pinecones to the rattan basket underneath the console table. It gives the appearance I’ve been out foraging, lol.
I hope you’ve enjoyed peeking into my small entryway. I hope it’s given you some decorating ideas of your own and shown you that decorating doesn’t have to break your budget. Thrift stores and paint (and shopping your own house) are the way to go!
If you want to see how I transformed this small entryway earlier this year, you can read that post here.
Do you like decorating with copper? Are you a fan of the copper pumpkin look?