September in Review


It’s time to reflect on September… a month of fall decor projects, metallic furniture, and a 2-year blogging celebration.  It was a busy blogging month for me with a fall tour, knockoff tour, and themed furniture makeover day.  Also- I don’t always share many details of my personal life on here, but if you follow me on Instagram you may know that my grandfather passed away in September.  It was just three weeks after he was diagnosed with Leukemia.

Me and my grandpa, around 1986

It was very hard to deal with… so many emotions and two long-distance road trips (one to say our last goodbyes while we still could)… it’s still hard to deal with.  Perhaps returning home after the funeral and having several projects to work on helped keep my mind off things a bit.  I’m not trying to be a downer but I do want to be honest and let you know what was going on behind the scenes here… not every part of my life is always about decor and furniture.

Here’s a recap of my September posts and projects (click on any of the post titles for more info):

A recap of the furniture makeovers, home decor, and DIY inspiration shared at Girl in the Garage in September 2014.

1.  Faux to Fab Metallic Furniture Makeover

2.  Gold and White Stenciled Table (Themed Furniture Makeover Day)

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A recap of the furniture makeovers, home decor, and DIY inspiration shared at Girl in the Garage in September 2014.

1.  DIY Kids Art Board

2.  DIY Fall Wreath

3.  Embellished Glass Bottles with Vintage Flair

4.  FALL Burlap Art and Mantel (Fall Decor Tour)

5.  Burlap Message Board Inspired by Ballard Designs (Rock Your Knockoff)

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A recap of the furniture makeovers, home decor, and DIY inspiration shared at Girl in the Garage in September 2014.

1.  23 French-Themed DIY Projects

2.  16 Ways to Upcycle Bottles

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A recap of the furniture makeovers, home decor, and DIY inspiration shared at Girl in the Garage in September 2014.

1.  Two Year Blogging Anniversary and a Chalk Paint® Giveaway (which is over now- sorry if you missed it!)

2.  Treasure Hunting #5

3.  Everything Chalk Paint® (meet my new page devote to all things Chalk Paint®!)

4.  The Epic “Best of DIY” Party

5.  Carved Wood Tribal Bracelet (Made with a Dremel Micro 8050)

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I told you it was a busy month!

October is going to be a little more relaxed.  Here’s what’s on my agenda:
– My birthday!  (woot woot)
– A pillow challenge with 20-ish of my friends (plus a giveaway to a popular fabric store!)
– Themed Furniture Makeover Day, of course  🙂
– I have several projects in the pipeline so you’ll just have to wait and see how they turn out!

I hope you all have a fabulous October – be sure to come back to see what happens here.

Jen

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  1. Ms. B
    October 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Jen, I was sorry to hear of the loss of your grandpa, but your posts during September were definitely an inspiration to me. I’m one of those newbies that have a long, long, long way to go yet. Heck, I’m still working on setting up my website. But hey, October birthdays are the best! I have one as well. Divide. conquer, and carpe diem!
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  2. Anna Dee
    October 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Jen,

    I am writing now because I did not know of the passing of your Grandfather. I want to tell you how beautiful this picture of you and he is, so beautiful!! My youngest daughter, Kateland was born in 1986, so y’all are close to the same age.

    I love your blog and all that you write about. I have tried many of your projects (some, I must admit, I will need to “try again”).

    I wish you many more years of celebrations of your work and to always have wonderful memories of your Grandfather.

    Anna Dee

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  3. Sondra
    October 3, 2014 at 1:07 am (4 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Month to you! And I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandpa… that is never easy no matter the circumstances.

    Can’t wait to see what October brings for you!!
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