As I was pulling things out and making our home a bit warm and fuzzy for the holidays, I decided to give our first floor powder room a little cozy update.
I used many elements that were originally in the room to begin with and pulled in a few extras from around the house. It is always such a fun challenge to not spend any money and give a room a little updated look.
This is what I started with. If you missed my original post on the powder room you can find it here. Even though I did not make any major changes I did bring in a few items with natural hues to give the space some much needed warmth for the holidays.
I first started with the wall hangings. These were purchased several years ago from Marshalls/TJMaxx. The details on them caught my eye. They originally were gold; then sprayed a combination of satin nickel and chrome. I left the color the same but distressed them just a bit using a wipe on wipe off glaze treatment.
The book tree was made from a recycled paperback book I had. Remember my recycled magazine tree? I used the same process but with a old book. You can find my tutorial here.
The glass apothecary jar had a broken lid and I am so glad I have trouble tossing things away. It made an adorable little perch for this nested birdie which was once used in an Easter Tablescape. I filled the jar with left over pine cones from thanksgiving. Never toss anything away =)
Inspired by the original Living with Lindsay Book page wreath, I decided to make mine a little bit more like the one found in the PB catalog.
I have seen a few of these posted around, You can find a great tutorial over at Mustard Seed Creations by clicking here.
The small white shelf posed another opportunity to bring in some color with a second vignette. I took the third wall hanging and gave it a coat of heirloom white distressed with acrylic paints. Oh the power of paint – it provides so many options. Remember the canvas that was originally sitting on the back of the toilet? I hot glued a piece of scrap burlap around it and added upholstery tacks to each corner. Using an ornate rubber stamp I had, I lightly applied some acrylic paint and gave the burlap a little design. The ‘L’ was a mishap. I had a word art ‘faith’ piece that originally sat on this shelf. Upon the re-arranging it fell and broke. Not a bad thing though because the ‘F’ made a perfect ‘L’ with a little cutting and some paint.
The tree was a dollar store find ~ remember the mirrored trees? This one received a wrapping of twine and a set of keys I pulled from the dining room.
This little silver cup was the perfect size for some hand soaps. I found a whole set of them at GW for 25 cents a piece. They have come in handy for so many things!
and my last re-used item here is the vinyl saying that once made up the lovely Dollar Store Wall Art Piece found here. I was amazed that once I removed it from the canvas that it still had enough sticky life left to dress up the door. It has been there now for a few weeks and still perfectly in place.It feels good to spruce up a room without running to the store, especially because I get tired of things so quickly. What have you repurposed & re-used lately? Enjoy!