While going through a pile of old magazine issues before bringing them to the recycled bin, this following picture, a Ballard Designs ad totally got me. I liked everything about it, but what really got my attention was the trio of white vases on the table.
It was like a "Hey, I have that item!" moment. I've had this Chinese vase for almost 20 years, and it's been stored in the basement for the last 15 because its color scheme didn't go with my home decor any longer. After looking at the BD inspiration pic I knew I have to give my vase a coat of white paint.
I know many of you out there are going to scream at such sacrilege, but I knew I was going to love it and use it even more if I painted it, besides it's not an original piece, it is a cheap reproduction.
I also grabbed a pair of $1 vases I found last year at the flea market...
And gave them two coats of paint. Once again, using the home-made version of chalk paint HERE.
I love how the vase texture and nice shape are now its main features.
The vases prompted me to give the living room a new look. Even though snow is still outside, it looks like Spring is already here.
Following my inspiration pic, the coffee table now sports a trio of vases ;)
White, green and yellow...Oh yeah, Spring is in the air!
I know your eyes keep on wandering around the window art, it's happening to me too ;) You can read all about it right HERE.
My uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Coastal Charm, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, Stone Gable, French Country Cottage, Common Ground, Thrifty Decor Chick , Between Naps on the Porch, Home Stories A to Z, Uncommon, The 36th Avenue, Tatertotandjello, Power of Paint,