Is Beige coming back? You decide, check out this article from designer Jennifer Ott over on Houzz.
I’m that crazy lady at the pumpkin patch every October scrutinizing every single pumpkin and carrying armfuls to my car. I’ve even been known to snatch a would-be jack o'lantern from an unsuspecting child because I thought it was the perfect pumpkin specimen (okay, I only did that once and I offered her money for it). Why do I have a pumpkin fetish you ask? Because they are the epitome of the fall season in my opinion, so they’re my go-to Thanksgiving decoration must-have. Especially as table centerpieces.
Pumpkins offer a versatile table decoration. You can paint them, leave them natural, or carve designs into them. They come in so many shapes and sizes as well it’s easy to make interesting design combinations and arrangements. With all of the commercialism that comes with the holiday seasons, I like to keep things natural. It’s easy to blend in pumpkins with twigs and pine cones and greenery.
I love incorporating the color gold into my Thanksgiving décor because I can easily use the same elements for Christmas as well. I found this amazing gold pumpkin table décor by A Pumpkin & a Princess craft and recipe blog site.
The hardest part of incorporating pumpkins into Thanksgiving décor is making sure they last through November. Over the years I’ve experimented with several different techniques for preserving the pumpkins. Here are some great tips from Miss Kopy Kat, a blogger and fellow DIYer on how to make your pumpkins last longer.
Of course, you know me, I couldn’t do a post without mentioning a PVC project. In keeping with the gold theme, I found this great idea on Pinterest from blogger Carrie on eHow for spray panting PVC pipes gold and making vases and table centerpieces. You can use leaves or spruce sprigs instead of flowers.
I hope these ideas inspired you to come up with an amazing one-of-kind Thanksgiving table. On behalf of Inteplast Building Products, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.
I’m Andrea, thanks for reading!
Hi, Martin here again. It is officially starting to feel like November. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed the extended summer temps, but hey, it’s almost Thanksgiving, it’s time for some cooler weather to get us in the spirit. Speaking of cool, I had to unpack my fall and winter clothes this week. So that you’ll always know where your coat is this winter, I have a handy project that’s perfect: A PVC moulding coat rack that’s a stylish and convenient way to hang your winter outerwear. And, because Inteplast’s PVC moulding is moisture resistant, this makes a great towel rack for high-moisture rooms like the bathroom. This is another easy one. Here’s all you need:
Gather these materials:
First, I hit my local building supply stores for everything I need for this project. You can buy Inteplast Building Products PVC trim at your local Home Depot or you can check out this retail locator from Inteplast Building Products to find a retailer in your area.
To get started, I first used my hack saw to cut the PVC base moulding at a 45 degree angle. You’ll need to stand the moulding up against the vertical flap to achieve the outside corner or inside corner.
Next, use the PVC trim edge to mark the end of the side piece. Then cut the inside corner and outside corner of the moulding by adjusting the hacksaw angles.
Now, cut the 2x6 PVC trim to 36” and 40” long pieces. Line up the base cap moulding to the edge of the 36” long PVC trim and mark the reference line to cut the 45 degree outside corner.
Follow the same steps for the three pieces of PVC cove moulding.
Once I have the PVC pieces cut, I laid out the garment hook panel, the base cap and the cove moulding to get them ready for assembly.
Next, apply PVC cement to the trim and base cap pieces. Then, apply the cement to the end pieces.
Now, cement the Cove moulding to the PVC trim. After you’ve applied the PVC cement, wait about 3 minutes until it’s dry before you put in the hooks and the top panel.
Mark the location for the garment hooks and attach with 5/8”screws. Now, center and align the 40” PVC trim to the top of garment hanger panel using 1-1/2" screws.
Now you’re ready to hang it on the wall. Using a stud finder, locate the stud and anchor the finished shelf on the wall.
That’s it! Easy access for your coats this winter. Of course, you can make your shelf longer and add more hooks.
This project shouldn’t take you more than an hour or two. It also makes a great holiday gift idea if you enjoy giving handmade gifts like I do. I’d love to see your finished project, and as always, let me know other cool projects you come up with using PVC moulding. Thanks for reading!
Martin (and Harley)