Decorating for spring can be difficult. Fall is easy. There's Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, to consider. Winter has Christmas. To me, summer is just a period between spring and fall that only requires minor tweaking. Like adding some American flags. With spring, there's Easter, then St. Patrick's Day. To be honest, St. Patrick's day doesn't really register on my radar when it comes to decorating. It was always more of a dress up and drink kind of holiday. Easter, however, is a holiday I can get on board with.
This spring I decided to spruce up my fireplace mantel and my dining room with a few new items. And by "new", I actually mean thrift store items that I updated to look new. I rarely buy "new" items to decorate with.
I picked a few neutral colors that I thought would blend in with my current setup. Then I went in search of items that either matched those colors or could be spray painted to match. I ended up with quite a few winners.
Like this great trophy-looking item. As you can see, it was kind of dirty with some chipped paint when I bought it from the thrift store for four dollars. Four dollars!
So that's it! Some cheap, used items and a few cans of spray paint gives you a brand new look for spring. More to come!