Thursday, July 26, 2012

paint it white!

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We are still unpacking and getting settled over here and I am slowly getting our house decorated. We are on a budget and to top it off- living in a small town- where there are fewer shopping options. I love accessorizing with lots of white objects and what better way to get creative and work on a budget than to paint all kinds of things white! Armed with a few cans of heavy duty- all purpose spray paint I went to work turning everything white...

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Branches from the yard were immediately transformed with a little white paint!

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Two cheap large green glass vases were painted and then sanded for a weathered look.


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A cardboard deer head (from urbanoutfitters.com) even got a coat of white paint!


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But my favorite transformation was purchasing a variety of aluminum duct connectors at the hardware store and painting them white and then using them as candle holders. I LOVE the way they turned out and they look great paired with the rest of our white accessories!

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who needs to spend a lot of money on home decor when you have paint!

18 comments:

  1. I really like the idea of painting white the tree branches! I think i am going to do it for my home too! :-D

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  2. awesome post, I too looove white paint and like you often cover finds with it to make it "new". :-)

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  4. Love white paint. Last Christmas I made a wintery version of the white branches with a bit of fake snow :)

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  5. That's a great idea Alisa :) it really gives a softer and elegant looks in the decor, well done :)

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  6. Love this...especially those ducts! Too clever and too cool! I may just have to be a shameless copycat...

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  7. We should think twice about coming near you when you're holding a can of white spray paint? The last picture is beautiful. All of the projects are lovely. enJOYed!

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  8. Love the duct connectors! When people use random industrialish things for decor, it's my fav. :)

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  9. love it! i went crazy with colored walls when i first bought my house, now im craving a more cohesive look with pale gray walls throughout the house! for a clean, bright living space!!

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  10. the ducts idea fabulous. what i love about your ideas is that they are not expensive so after a while yio just change it up without feeling bad!

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  11. i love repurposing and reusing. what fun ideas. i think i have a bunch of stuff in the garage that need a fresh coat!

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  12. Wow. Gorgeous photos. Nature surely inspires us. It keep our imagination to overdrive and we come up with a great ideas to boot.

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  13. Fabulous - I am going to get some!!

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  14. Great fun and totally gorgeous!Mx

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  15. Awesome ideas! We are moving in a few months, already live in a small town, and are on a very tight budget - thanks for the inspiration! I'm definitely going to be sending the kids out on a hunt for dead tree branches:) Have a blessed week.

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  16. oh i love the candleholders - so stylish and you! I sprayed branches white and silver last christmas, i wish i'd held onto them now ;)

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  17. Wonderful!!I like the branches ;O)
    I hope I find some time to try this ;O)

    Greets from Germany
    JO

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  18. That's pretty cool!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

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