Style Showcase 45 | Home Tours, Coffee Table Decorating Tips, Painting Wood Furniture & More!

Welcome to the Style Showcase, your weekly digest for home decor inspiration.

On this first day of a brand new month and on the cusp of a new season, we have so much to share! You’ll find a historic home tour, tips for decorating your coffee table, how to paint wood furniture without sanding, a visit to a Texas ranch, a diy knife holder and early fall shelf decorating ideas.

Now that September has finally arrived, I consider it to be fall even if that isn’t technically correct.  😀  Today was the last day I’ll wear my white shorts and will start wearing more fall’ish colors. I even shared my very first fall blog post for the year yesterday! It’s a tour of my front porch decked out in its fall finery and you can take a look at it HERE in case you haven’t seen it already.

Enjoy this week’s Showcase!

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Fox Hollow Cottage | Historic Upstate NY Farmhouse Tour

white farmhouse exterior

Sand & Sisal | How To Style Your Coffee Table Like A Designer

fireplace flanked by blue chairs with coffee table in the foreground

Shabbyfufu | How To Paint Wood Furniture Without Sanding First

aqua color stool with flowers lying on top

Southern Hospitality | Visit To Rancho Pillow Texas

man made pond with building in back of photo

Town & Country Living | DIY Knife Holder

knives store in books instead of knife block and wooden spoons in urn

Worthing Court | Late Summer/Early Fall Kitchen Shelf Decor Ideas

open shelves above sideboard with fall decorations

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  1. Lois Edwards says:

    Happy Fall! !!!!! I so enjoy your blog. Your style, design and dyi projects have given me lots of ideas to implement in my home. I am updating my dining room and have just painted my chairs and the lower portion of my hutch. I’ve Decided not to use the top portion with the shelves and I’m going to have floating shelves like you used. My question, if my lower hutch/buffet is 46″ x1 8″ should I get a 40″ or 3 6″ shelf and what depth is best. Can you give me any help on how to decide? Thanks so much!

    1. I’m sorry for taking so long to reply – I just found out that there was a technical issue on the backend of my blog that was preventing me from seeing all of my comments. I recommend going with shelves that are 6″ to 8″ narrower that what you’re hanging them above. When deciding how deep to make my shelves, I considered all that I thought I’d be placing on them. Mine are about 10″ deep.