This week a thrift store in my area moved to a much bigger location. I thought it would be supportive of me to “help them celebrate” their grand opening *wink*. I took a quick run in one afternoon. What a celebration. The very spacious parking lot was full, and both sides of the four lane highway were lined with cars (including mine!) I hurried inside and grabbed a shopping cart. This little “before and after” is one of my finds from that day.
I spotted this cute little Easter topiary just as another lady picked it up off the shelf. So I just waited patiently and she finally decided to put it back! Swoosh!!!! (That was me grabbing it quickly!) 😉 This topiary was too “bright” for my taste. I was looking for a more muted look. So the first thing I did was tear out all the bright green moss and silk flowers.
That’s better…but the pot was too bright as well. I took it outside on the weekend. It was -1 and sunny. Too cold really for spray painting outside. But I spray painted it anyway and took it back into the warm house to dry. The pot looks white in this picture but it is actually a warmer ivory color.
I’m getting there! Then I took the glue gun and Spanish moss. I just broke off small bunches of the moss and glued it in between the eggs, and at the base of the topiary branch.
Oh, so much better! Are you doing some Easter/Spring decorating? I’m working on it now. It makes my heart sing! Such a very fun time to decorate.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Spring!