This time of year puts me in creative mode. I've been checking out all the millions of ideas on Pinterest lately and have noticed that people are painting just about ANYTHING they can get there hands on! And why not?
When you have the items on hand and you also have a supply of acrylic paints, it's as easy as 1,2,3 to change the look of something that has been pushed to the back of a cupboard in a matter of minutes!
For example the items above are some duplicate milk glass vases I've had for a few years.I mixed some paint, let it dry and then added a coat of wax to it. The flower jar above is actually an enormous pickle jar (think Costco) that I covered with Mod Podge and a couple of napkins from a package of paper napkins from the Dollar Store. I just wrapped a piece of pretty ribbon around the lid.
Another Spring project I am really into right now is making crowns, and hair wreaths.
I've been scouring the area for vintage wedding hair pieces. Then I add vintage millinery, jewels, ribbon, lace...
It's so much fun!
After all, we are the queen of our homes, right?
Tiara's are another item I look for. They are so pretty! The one above belongs to my daughter from when she was Homecoming Queen in High School. I found it in my cedar chest.
Anyways, bring on the romantic lace, roses, and girly-girl foo-foo-ness!
I don't know if it's menopause or what. I can't seem to get enough of it!
This summer I will be taking on a huge project.
A personal one.
When my girls were little, as a Christmas gift my first husband made both of them their own doll house. This one is my daughter Maggie's. It's just adorable and she got a lot of play time with it!
But it was never really finished.
The staircase railing is gone, the wallpaper needs to be finished, stairs are missing.
It was stored away in the barn for many years. But now that my granddaughter Julie mae is getting older I would like to finish for her.
In 1999, Julie Mae's grandpa was killed in a car accident.
I think that if he were alive today he would have wanted to finish it himself for her to play with and to pass down to her children as well.
I have been looking for dollhouse suppliers on line, and there are many. I wish I could locate this home however, so I can see if the pieces that are missing are available. If anyone knows anything about this dollhouse I would appreciate your input so much!
I have ordered some vintage wallpaper on Etsy, there's so much cute things that I will be able to decorate with, but it's the building supplies I'm in need of first.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
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