Thursday, October 16, 2014

DIY Fall Pumpkin Pot


I like to decorate with items that can transition from the Halloween season to Thanksgiving. That way I only have to decorate once for Fall. Decorating with bright plants and the color of the season (Pantone's Cypress) help bring a Fall feel to your space. I like using inexpensive materials so that I can change up my pots and secondary colors every year.

Follow the instructions below to make your own fall pumpkin pot.

What you will need:

  • Plastic pumpkin holders 
  • Paint - I used the color for fall (Pantone's Cypress)
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife/ box cutter

Supplies

I got the inspiration for the project when I saw these $1 pumpkins at my local store

Start off by painting your plastic pumpkins. I ended up painting 2 thin layers of paint. 

Let dry. After they are dry, puncture a small hole in the bottom of the plastic. This will allow water to drain when you water your plants.

For an added embellishment, you can add ribbon to your design. Use hot glue for a mess free application. 

I like to use mums in my decor. They come in many bright fall colors and are easy to take care of.

Voila!
Turn the pot's face out during Halloween and then turn the pot around for Thanksgiving! Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 13, 2014

2014 Fall Design Trends

Design trends change every season. Now that a new season is upon us, check out the 2014 fall trends!

The Color of Fall - Pantone, Cypress (color of the year is Radiant Orchid)


http://chet-pourciau-design.myshopify.com/products/vince-organic-electric-moss-crackle-terracotta-lamp




Floral patterns 




Metals - Silvers and Golds




Jewel Tones

http://chet-pourciau-design.myshopify.com/products/geometric-collection


Blues - Navy and Indigo 





Monday, October 6, 2014

IBERIA PARISH COLLECTION

Chet Pourciau's new furniture collection!

Home furnishings handmade in Louisiana. All furnishings are made-to-order with your choice of fabric color. Check out this LINK for more info!



http://chet-pourciau-design.myshopify.com/products/iberia-parish-collection

Chet in New Orleans Advocate

Check out this link to the New Orleans Advocate where Chet is featured in an article



http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/opinion/10339638-123/new-orleans-designer-ready-to

Friday, October 3, 2014

Art for Arts Sake Segment


Thursday, September 4, 2014

DIY Saints Football Picture Frame

This is another simple project that can make a huge impact. Its also a great way to cheer and decorate for your team, but do it with style!


What you will need:
  • Scrap book paper - I bought 4 different patterns and colors
  • A picture frame
  • Scissors
  • Scrap paper
  • Tape


Tape your background scrap paper down so that it cannot not move.

Fold a piece of scrap paper in half and draw out a rough fleur de lis shape

Fold the paper in half and cut out your design.

I like to cut out the fleur de lis when the paper is folded so that the finished product is symmetrical.


Use the fleur de lis shape to trace on different patterned scrap book papers. Cut out the design and tape different layers.

Put your design in your frame and close up the back.

Voila!






DIY Saints Chevron Pillow

This is a great way to make a quick and cute pillow to start out the Saints Football season.

What you will need:

  • Pillow cover - I bought mine at Hobby Lobby for just $4!
  • Gold glitter iron-on transfer sheet
  • Pillow insert

Fold a piece of scrap paper in half and draw out a rough fleur de lis shape

Fold the paper in half and cut out your design.

I like to cut out the fleur de lis when the paper is folded so that the finished product is symmetrical.


Trace the fleur de lis onto the back of the iron-on transfer sheet.

Cut it out.

Follow instructions for the iron-on transfer and iron the fleur de lis shape onto the pillow cover.

Viola!