Howdie folks. Is the wind howling where you are? Over here we have hit Fall big time. Winds blowing, rain falling, temps dropping. One day this week things even got embarrassingly bad, I had to get of my bike to be able to cross the bridge. I just couldn’t get over the hump cycling, I had to walk it. Embarrassing I tell you. Luckily nobody else was crazy enough to cycle through the storm, so my shame went unnoticed.
With all that Fall weather outside can you blame me for wanting to stay indoors and nest? And light up the room with candles and twinkly lights?
I created a new little spot to hang an extra strand of fairy lights. My old mirror, that has been the center of many mantel decorations, has a spot of its own now. It is a nice spot, in one of those corners that I never knew what to do with. And that spot also turned out to be perfect for my new/old vase.
That vase and I go way back. I received it as a gift many years ago. It looked quite different then. It is terracotta and originally had a flocked brown glazing. Rather pretty, and at the time I received it, it fit my home perfectly. Not so much anymore. I am slowly but surely getting rid of the browns, and the moody colors in my house, and things are getting brighter by the day.
That vase didn’t fit in anymore. I definitely didn’t want to get rid of it, as I said, it was a gift. But I just couldn’t find a spot anymore where it looked good. So after lots of sleeping over it, I decided that it is okay to alter a gift, and took the paint brush to it.
Painted it nice and white. And I love my over-sized vase once again. The white is the perfect blank canvas to play with. Like adding some washi tape crosses.
When I put it in this spot one thing was totally off though. I didn’t paint the inside (raw terracotta, too much work), and that was glaringly obvious. So I wandered into the basement looking for a fix and I found the perfect one.
This little tray has been with me a long time too. And it happened to fit the top of my vase perfectly! Such a happy coincident. I think it almost looks like a crown for my vase. Those two belong together, match made in heaven.
And so I now have a another little corner to play with
Where I can put some of the last blooming flowers from the garden and light a candle to chase the dark away.
And to hang some twinkly lights….
Heart shaped twinkly lights ♥♥♥
So would you have done it? Paint a gift or otherwise alter it? Or is that a no-no in your book?
Lemme know, I love to hear what you guys think about it.