So every once in awhile I get bored with decorations in my house and I have to just switch it up. Sometimes it’s almost like a compulsive need. Anyone else have that? Am I just nutburgers? (and yes, that’s a real thing. Liz Lemon says so.)
Anywho…most of the time I use things I already have and just switch them around or grab a stack of books or a few vases or a jar of…whatever. My point is, that you don’t need to buy new stuff to have a change. Cuz let’s face it, no one has the money to buy all new decorations every time the current ones get a little blasé. Right?
I’d like you all to meet my turquoise hutch. I love her.
This was the first thing I ever re-did. (is that even a word? pretty sure it isn’t, but you all know what I mean.) I had never repainted furniture or repurposed or upcycled anything. I painted her years ago before I blogged and understood the importance of before pictures so, sadly, I have none. But she was dark brown with black speckles. Hideous. But look at her now! In all her turquoise glory!
This was when I learned that things could be made beautiful with minimal cost and just a little effort. This was also the beginning of my obsession with painting EVERYTHING. Seriously, everything. That obsession, by the way, is still thriving.
I covered the glass with pages from an old atlas.
I have a very eclectic style so I never spend time worrying if this goes with that. I usually just gather some of my favorite things together. For this vignette, I decided to start with a solid that I use often.
Yep, I love using book pages for projects. I have a stack of books from the thrift store on hand just to use the pages.
And the best part is that I used scotch tape to secure the pages so when I get tired of it I can just pull them off. Easy peasy.
Then I rummaged through my “stash of stuff”. I pulled out a few frames, some glass vases (all from the thrift store) and my jar of marbles.
I love painting vases because it makes it so easy to customize the colors. Here are a few vases that I picked up from the thrift store, I think each one was a dollar.
Then I poured in the paint color of choice…
…swirled it around until all the sides were covered…
…and poured out the excess paint. Nothing to it.
I didn’t use the yellow vase in this vignette; it’s on a shelf on the opposite wall. But I made a gray, green and white vase. Paired with a few frames they look fabulous!
I love things displayed in jars!
And there you have. A very simple and lovely little vignette.
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Until next time….