I mentioned that I coached from the sidelines as my sister-in-law created her first floral arrangement. And I promised to share. So … Ta-daaaa!
Isn’t it so pretty? I’m so proud of Lauren! I tried to keep it for our home but that didn’t go over well with her. The flowers are mostly from Hobby Lobby. My friend Karolyn and I took Lauren there so we could guide her in choosing just the right combination of colors and textures. Too fun.
The pot is also from Hobby Lobby and this is how we bought it. We liked the shape, size, and texture, and style. But the color? Oh, you know that had to go buh-bye. Nothing of this nature is safe with me. I’m armed with spray paint and I will attack. And so I did attack. With some fresh white. Looks pretty opaque and quite “spray-painted” (go figure) at first.
No worries. I planned on taking advantage of that texture from the beginning. A little sandpaper did the trick and this is after I distressed the piece and added a clear top coat.
I think this look is my message to all things brown and blah. (Or maybe I don’t know how to be normal in front of a camera when my brother is behind the lens?)
If you still haven’t try spray-painting something, next week is going to be just the inspiration you need. Basic instruction and tips on spray-painting … and of course lots of pictures. Right here on my blog. Stay tuned.
PS – Got some questions about my apron in a recent post. That orange polka dot one and this black and white one were both from Home Goods or Marshall’s or Ross or TJ Maxx. Can’t remember exactly, but that at least helps narrow it down. Those stores almost always have darling aprons!