Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Touch of Yellow

As discussed in my previous post, I am working on turning our old guest room into an office/craft room. I painted the walls a nice neutral grey and I am accenting with yellow and a few pops of pink. I wanted something different for this space so I didn't opt for my usual color scheme of greens and blues...plus I wanted something girly :) But in all fairness to my little boy, his section of the room will be decorated sans pink. And his side does include some blue and green (I guess I couldn't completely do without my favorite hues :) with his table and chairs but I think everything will blend well in the end.

I'm currently working on a credenza makeover that will be my main storage for crafting and office supplies.   And once it's done I will have a better idea of how the rest of the furniture will need to be positioned. I'm crossing my fingers I can get it done towards the end of next week!

I have several small projects to work on for the room and one was...you guessed it, a wreath :) I have this beautiful old window that a friend of mine got from a former co-worker. He had all sorts of sizes of windows and for cheap! I've had this thing forever and the original plan was to place photos behind the panes and use it as a large picture frame.

Sorry for the blurry picture. I cropped a room size photo 
But for now I have decided to hang it between the two windows in the new office and dress it up with a pretty wreath.

I knew I wanted a wreath with yellow flowers and of course any "pre-made" wreaths I found were at least $20. I had a twiggy wreath from Michael's on hand (the ones that are like $4) so I went searching for my flowers. Michael's has their faux blooms on sale right now but they were still a little pricey. So I headed to the Dollar Tree to see what I could find. They had some sweet little yellow flower bundles for $1 (duh) each. I bought ten bundles but ended up using only eight.

Nosy Too checking out the twiggy wreath. I laid it out on a towel to work on since these shed a little bit.


And my bag full of Dollar Tree flower bundles.


They had two shades of yellow, one a little brighter than the other. I liked the brighter ones the best but bought a few of the darker shade just to give it a more natural look.


Up close of the two colors.


I laid out the bundles to see how I wanted to blend the colors and of course Toots had to curl up inside the wreath like it was a little nest made just for him. He was obsessed with this thing. He seemed a little ticked when I made him leave...


All I did was cut the blooms off the bundle, leaving enough stem to poke into the wreath. No glueing needed. Although if this was an outdoor wreath I probably would have used a little bit to help keep it secure and weather resistant.

Here it is on the window! Oh and I got the pink ribbon at the Dollar Tree too! 



The window isn't on the wall yet so I didn't do a full shot. It's leaning up against the wall in the picture but you get the idea. I love it! It's so bright and cheery.


And one more up close. 


I can't wait until this is hanging up on the wall. More to come on the office/craft room soon!

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6 comments:

  1. Your wreath is so very pretty and springy! I just love it. Makes me want to run right over to the Dollar Store and get some too. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. aww! Your cat loves to "help" with your crafts too! And fake flowers are one of my kitty's favorite things to get in to! Very pretty wreath!

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  3. I am glad I am not the only one who has a cat that sits in the middle of craft projects!

    I love the wreath - it certainly doesn't look as if it came from the Dollar Store materials.

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  4. A perfect bit of spring bliss!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. So sunny and pretty- a perfect spring touch and it looks so charming against that window! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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