I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July! We had SUCH beautiful weather here, so we spent a lot of time outside enjoying the wonderful sunshine. 🙂 My husband Mike had two days off of work, so this week has felt a little weird. I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things and figure out what day it is, haha!! I have some big projects I can’t wait to share with you guys, but in the mean time I thought I would hop on here quick and show you an easy way to dress up any door (or wall) in your home!
When people come to my house and comment on my decor, I love to point out pieces that I found at thrift stores or garage sales.
“What? No way! If I were at a thrift store and saw that, I would just keep on walking!!”
“Are you kidding? I’ve tried shopping at thrift stores, I just never find anything!”
“I would never have thought to use that for decorating!”
I hear something pretty similar to the above statements all the time! And you know what? Sometimes I say the same things while scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram. Believe me, decorating for me has been a long journey and I am inspired daily. It takes time to learn! I have by no means arrived and I am constantly trying to push myself, take risks and think outside the box. I hope that today’s post will encourage you to look beyond the surface of what may seem ugly, and get your creative juices flowing when it comes to decorating!
I recently visited my local thrift store and saw this bag for two bucks –
I loved the bag, but the “Mexico” stitching not so much. Not that I have anything against Mexico haha, the stitching just wasn’t my style. Plus, the fruit was broken and ripped in a few places.
I thought I could get away with just flipping the bag around and keeping it as is, but the woven grapes (or whatever fruit that is haha) kept the bag from hanging flat. I simply grabbed some scissors and went to work pulling and clipping each grape off the bag.
After removing all of the fruit, I started working on the yarn leaves and wording as well.
The yarn was a bit more difficult to remove, and since it didn’t really interfere with the way the bag would hang, I decided to stop after one leaf. Nap time is precious around here, haha!
So here’s what the bag looked like after removing all the fruit. By the way, can you tell I’m getting a lot of use out of my sun room?! Oh my. The room is much cleaner now as I type this. I thought telling you that would somehow make me feel better about sharing this photo. Not sure it did though…haha. Oh well…real life, folks.
And that’s it! All I did was stick some flowers and greenery in one side of the bag, and ta-dah! Beautiful statement piece for my door!
What do you guys think? I love the texture it adds and flowers feel like summer to me. 🙂
Thanks for reading guys! Hope everyone has a great weekend! 🙂