Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Life for an Old Wreath

Welcome Spring!
I think this has been a long Winter for many folks and the first day of Spring, March Wind, and the bright sunshine makes us all feel renewed and looking for new life. 
It has initiated some Spring cleaning in myself and a want to breath some new life in some of the decor in my house.

I'm on an understated mission to redo our front room; I also have hopes of revealing the over all changes I want to accomplish but I guess I'm sharing these in little bits and pieces since that's how the transformation will take place.

This wreath has hung on the wall in our living room for quite a long time. It has become dried, cracked and well on it's way to falling apart. I have had it on my mind to just toss it out but you all know how that disturbs be so. 
You know the whole toss it out just goes against my grain. 
I don't think I've fell into the hoarder bracket but it is possibly a slippery slope.

With this almost forgot can of 
Rust-oleum Lacquer 
from out of the basement 
I'm going to clean the wreath off,
Give it a good solid coat,
find it a new home.

The spray version is such a good choice since the wreath is so dry and brittle that it might not hold 
up to a paint brush.

This area in the front room is odd. I can't honestly tell you why it was put here. It is a pain to clean and sound travel right into the room on the other side.
I had ideas putting  cork board over it to create message center and I also thought of putting picture over it. With old homes you either undo or cover up the things that you don't like or you except the quirks, embrace them and love them for being yours.

I suppose I'm embracing this quirk.
Placing a revamped wreath hung by a piece of brown ribbon and sort of dressing it up.

I hope you've found something to renew today;
if it is only renewing your spirit by soaking in the sun.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit
most of all..


  1. I love it! And that is exactly the kind of wreath I have hanging on the door of our old oak hutch. Plain and simple - and beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping in. I hope you'll try a Stilton Cheese omelette. You won't be sorry. :-))

  2. Thanks for the sweet comment! Have a wonderful day!

  3. That's pretty clever! I didn't know that you could revamp them that way! :)

    1. Thank you Deb. It actually turned out really well. It brought out the tones in the vine. I was a little surprised at how natural it still looked. Thanks again for the visit. Best Wishes for a Wonderful Weekend!