A few days ago, while browsing through my local antique/craft mall, I spotted a beautiful vintage frame. Do you go to the store just to look with no intention of buying? Knowing you don't need any more stuff, do you ever find the perfect item that you just can't walk away from? Well, that is what happened to me.
If you don't want to spend any money, it's best to stay out of the stores. There are exceptions, however. Many times I can go browsing just for fun, but rarely can I leave the Towne Peddler without finding some little trinket.
If you read my blog, then you've probably already surmised, that this gal has a serious shopping addiction and needs a 12 step program. In my case I think it's my way of coping with all the changes in my life over the past year but that's another story.
Really, my home needed to be updated and was worked into our budget.
I love incorporating vintage and the unexpected in my decor. Not one to follow any rules, I knew I had to make it work with my cottage style living room.
This is what I couldn't walk away from.
See the aged bronzed frame with the unusual scroll work on top? I just had to have it! I plopped it right in front of the mirror and ended up liking it this way.
The price was $35.00 and I was able to negotiate it down to $20.00. You can bet this went home with me! There is a little garland made out of chain-link that hangs across the mirror. It came with clothes pins and the vintage post card. This will be the perfect way to hang a few vintage photographs of my family.
Since bringing this home, my mantel needed a quick change. I have storage bins in the basement where I store accessories for my home. Most of the time I shop the house and just rotate all of my collections.
This is the mantel before the frame.
Take #1 of my fall decor was cute and playful but now I wanted something more fall and less like an orchard theme.
So....down to the basement to retrieve an old wreath.
I've been drying limelight hyrangeas for the past couple of weeks. They have turned a beautiful shade of burgundy. They're very easy to dry. Just put them in a vase of water and within a week you've got dried hydrangeas! After you dry them, cut the stems off and hot glue the flowers to the wreath. It's that easy.
This is what the mantel looks like now.
And......the stained glass window frame used to be yellow. I slapped on a coat of Annie Sloan antique white paint and it's good to go! Now that it's white, I just might paint it again.
And I did!
Here's the window with both colors side-by-side
Which one do you like better?
See how changing JUST ONE THING leads to the domino effect!
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