I stopped by my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore this week because I was on the hunt for some doors to use for my upcoming pantry project. I’m planning a shallow pantry between the studs just outside my kitchen door, something like THIS project from Design Sponge.
I found a couple doors that should do the trick, but I also spotted 3 chipped white shutters. They were just 2 bucks each, so I scooped them up without a definite plan.
I have a corner in my living room that I’ve never been crazy about. It had a comfy slip covered chair with a floor lamp and a large round metal wall hanging over it, and it was all pretty blah. I was planning to make a large clock, similar to THIS one from the Liz Marie Blog, but with the kitchen reno in full swing I haven’t had time to track down a wooden spool for the raw materials.
I started thinking that if I hung the shutters up as a sort of background, I could probably use a smaller clock and get a similar look.
I checked a couple of stores and scored a nice sized oval clock with an open face on clearance at Hobby Lobby, and they also had raw cotton for 50% off. I mounted the shutters on the wall with D-rings, hung the clock from the middle shutter and arranged the cotton in a thrift store vase
I LOVE how it came out, and it makes a fantastic focal point in the room.
I’m a firm believer that you have squeeze in a few “instant gratification” type projects when you’re up to your eyeballs in a long horrible renovation, just to keep from losing your damn mind. So last night I put some music on, had a little wine, and knocked out this fast and easy decorating project.
I’m ready to fight another day. 😉
I’m linking up this week to:
Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home Amaze Me Monday Link Party