No, I won't be displaying any table top goodies with this post, but I did feel like I was channeling my inner Sandra Lee when I made (partially bought) this table display. I saw this driving past AC Moore a couple weeks ago. And I thought, I wish I had a window that size to put this flower box on?!? And then I remembered, wait .... I have been wanting to make a table display that can house jars for seasonal decorating. So, as I was passing AC Moore I told myself "Mrs. G - you need to head back there (sans kids) and get that, with a coupon of course."
And so. I did.
3' Pine Flower Box ($21.99 with 40% off at AC Moore)
6 small glass bud vases ($1 each)
Charcoal/Navy paint color (Valspar Mark Twain Brick Gray - had this)
Acrylic Metallic paint (had this)
Sand paper (had this)
I have seen these in Homegoods, Hobby Lobby and HGTV magazine lately. Different sizes, colors and flower arrangements. I decided to go with a gray and metallic finish (Va Va VOOOOOOM) because I don't want to get sick of it and I think that these color combinations can go with any flower, any jar and any season.
First, I painted the entire flower box with the base coat (Gray) and I let it dry until it was just tacky. Then I dry brushed the metallic on. Dry brushing is when you rub most of the excess paint off of the brush and cover your base coat. I let that dry and then I lightly sanded it for some texture.
Next, I filled the flower box with the glass jars and clipped some branches outside (forsythia & dappled willows).
What do you think about this fabric. I just got it. It matches (almost like it was planned?!?). I think that pillow making is in my near future!
I'm thinking in the fall I can fill the table display box with little pumpkins, gourds and mums. In the Winter, cinnamon pine cones and shiny ornaments. BUT, I am most excited about THIS SUMMER! If you know me, you know that I am
Thanks neighbor for the pretty forsythia (ssshhhhhh, don't tell),
Note from Mrs. Kelly: Love the box and love the fabric. Be honest, if Sandra Lee and Ina Garten were around you'd drop me and Mrs. Williams like hot potatoes.