I recently started decorating my house for the spring season the other day. It was 72 degrees out, and I could almost see my wooden snowmen melting in the sun. I decided it was time to change it up.
Decorating for spring can be difficult. Fall is easy. There’s Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, to consider. Winter has Christmas. To me, summer is just a period between spring and fall that only requires minor tweaking. Like adding some American flags. With spring, there’s Easter, then St. Patrick’s Day. To be honest, St. Patrick’s day doesn’t really register on my radar when it comes to decorating. It was always more of a dress up and drink kind of holiday. Easter, however, is a holiday I can get on board with.
This spring I decided to spruce up my fireplace mantel and my dining room with a few new items. And by “new”, I actually mean thrift store items that I updated to look new. I rarely buy “new” items to decorate with.
I picked a few neutral colors that I thought would blend in with my current setup. Then I went in search of items that either matched those colors or could be spray painted to match. I ended up with quite a few winners.
Like this great trophy-looking item. As you can see, it was kind of dirty with some chipped paint when I bought it from the thrift store for four dollars. Four dollars!
I washed the surface of the piece to remove the dirt then dried it. I bought a can of Valspar Metallic Silver spray paint and covered the whole piece with one layer.
I added some fake greenery that I also got from the thrift store for one dollar.
Fancy!I also picked out a smaller vase that had great potential. It was nice and heavy, even if the color didn’t do it for me. This one only cost me two dollars.
I did the same thing with this piece. I cleaned it, dried it, and sprayed it with the same paint I used on the trophy. Then I added some more one dollar greenery.
I picked up a few other items that I sprayed white instead of silver. I forgot to take before pictures of most of them because I was so anxious to start my projects, but I have some great after photos.
Dining Room Buffet Table
Dining Room Bookcase
There are those DIY yarn carrots from my previous post. They look pretty darn good in that spray painted Easter basket.
So that’s it! Some cheap, used items and a few cans of spray paint gives you a brand new look for spring. More to come!