Spray paint, molding paste, and a stencil are all you need to create this sweet thrifted flower display!
Hello, my amazing friends!
Getting closer to being done with my latest haul. Yippee!
One more and I can go shopping again for more. Haha…I can not wait.
I love love love thrift shopping…I might love finding all the goodies more than making things over. lol Nahhh…hmmm, well, maybe! ha!
Here’s what I started with…(and what I’ve completed so far)…
That little lidded box is the last thing to do. I have not done a thing with it yet.
I have an idea…but I’m not sure how it will work out. We’ll see. ;)
Thrift Store Makeover Flower Display
Today I’m sharing the hanging wood…thingy. (For mail perhaps? What is it?)
If you missed it, you can see me actually finding this beauty on my thrift shopping trip (and video) with Christy…. >>> here.
I decided to use it for flowers because I thought it would make a great flower display.
I began by removing the hardware on the front. Buh-bye, old, dated hardware!
And filling in both that hole and the hole where it was hung at some point.
I used regular wood filler for those.
Once they were dry I simply sanded them and painted it all with white Satin spray paint. (Simple, y’all)
I thought it was a bit plain and needed a little something-something.
I considered a graphic….maybe saying “sweet summertime”…No, then I thought a Prima transfer. No…something else.
Oh! A raised stencil. Something subtle so the flowers I put in it will stand out.
Yes, that is it.
So I pulled out this same stencil because I apparently love it. lol (it’s the same one I used on this raised stencil project >>> here)
BUT I used a totally different medium this time. And I LOVED it! I think this might be my favorite choice for raised stencils.
Super simple…and very user friendly. (it’s linked in the “materials list” above)
OH…and this is the same paste I used for this completely different project … >>> here.
I simply taped the stencil to my project…
Next, I took one of the plastic spatulas I have and applied the paste right over the top of the stencil.
Just apply, scrape over with the spatula, remove the stencil and voila!
Instant style..and design. Love it.
It’s white while it’s wet….but then turns a darker color.
I had planned to paint it with the same white spray paint but decided I liked the contrast so you can see it better.
So instead I painted on the pearlescent paint with a small paintbrush to the raised area only.
You can see above where I’ve applied it and where I haven’t. (the pasty/paste color)
And an angled shot so you can see the shimmer.
And that is it. Done!
I knew I wanted to use this for fresh flowers but it is very skinny and narrow.
So I got the idea to use old spice containers to hold water and the flower stems…
I save empty ones for other uses…is that any surprise?? haha
And yippee…perfect size!
I have 6 hydrangea bushes that we have planted over the years in our yard. The colors range from pale pink, bright pink to blue to purple in varying shades. (and sometimes on the same bush!…odd!)
Anyway, the prettiest and most vibrant blue/purple and pink are in my front yard. And they are very small. So I didn’t cut any of those blooms.
The ones in my backyard (where I cut these) are huge and have tons of blooms.
I filled the small spice containers with water and added the flower stem then placed them down inside my narrow “brand new” flower display.
See how dark the raised stencil area/paste is?? I am so glad I didn’t paint that white or it really wouldn’t have shown up as well.
It looks so much more pearlescent in person. It’s hard to capture that in photos.
The light has to hit it just right in order for the camera to catch it.
Isn’t that pearlescent paint so pretty?? I used it before on this project … >>> here.
I just love it.
You could even add paint to the paste to change the color. Versatile.
This was a really simple project. And how fun is it?? Think about the possibilities.
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I hope you enjoyed this really simple project. One that I truly think anyone can do! I love sharing these ideas with all of you and hope they provide inspiration for projects you are considering. :)
I’ll be sharing this one next!
UPDATE!! See it now, here!
If you missed any of the rest of Thrift Store Haul #2, you can see them all here:
- Butterfly Tray Makeover
- Welcome Box
- $4 Men’s Valet Box
- French Floral Bucket
- Beach House Platter
- Flower Display (you are here!)
- Decoupage With Fabric Paris Box
- $2 French Floral Bucket
- Thrifty Decor and Old Framed Print (with your own photo!)
Have a beautiful weekend, friends!!