I found this wreath recently on a trip to the "vintage shop." That's what my sisters and I call "Value Village." "Vintage Shop" sounds more on trend, right? Hee, hee.
I fell in love with it because it reminded me of a similar wreath my mother had hung in our farmhouse for many years when I was a child. It was just like this - pinecones, a mix of real nuts, and little red berries. Very brown and very seventies.
I had to laugh, though, when I arrived home with it because the first thing my husband said was, " My mom had one just like that when I was growing up!"Even though this brownish wreath brought back some fond memories, I knew I couldn't leave is AS IS - it was just TOO rustic for me. So off came the ugly plaid bows and out came the can of spray paint!
TA-DA!! Big change here. And I love it. It took about 3 layers of paint, each time spraying at a different angle so that I could get in behind the cones and nuts and paint all around them.
Once the paint was dry, I added a bit of sparkle by glue-gunning some shiny pearl beads amongst the cones and nuts.
Here it is on our front door. I like how it looks snow-covered and stands out clearly against our dark-blue door.
Now - does it need a bow? I have thought about this for several days now. I was thinking just a big white one. Hmm...what do you think?
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