If you know me at all, you know I'm not good at decorating or crafting. I can get overwhelmed really quickly when I have too many options or the project takes too long. I get cranky and annoyed and most times I throw the unfinished project into the depths of my storage closet, never to be seen again. This can also be referred to as I am extremely impatient. Then again it might have something to do with the 1000 projects I was forced to do when I was in a sorority in college. Either way, I am forcing myself to get back into the game with one of the easiest projects ever. Baby steps people!
The other day I started looking at some big glass apothecary jars that were on a shelf in my kitchen. I have seen other people use them so creatively, and mine were being used in the most boring way imaginable. Operation redecorate was in motion! Obviously my next step was to scour Pinterest for some fun ideas. I found just about everything from wine corks to pine cones to coffee beans and I quickly got an idea in my head of what I wanted to do. Executing it was not as easy. Can I vote that someone makes an app that does Pinterest projects for you? Please? Moving on.. here are the pins I used to get my inspiration.
My first stop was at the Hob Lob and while most trips to that craft heaven are more than successful, this one was not. I had a vision in my head of decorative balls and there was not a single one in sight at Hobby Lobby. This was extremely confusing to me because their weekly ad included a section with "50% off Decorative Balls". Not impressed Hob Lob, not impressed at all.
I moved on to Hob Lob's more
expensive sophisticated cousin Pier 1. If you're ever looking for decorative balls, Pier 1 is your place. Keep in mind that they keep it classy and refer to them as decorative spheres. Don't get it twisted though, part of what made this project so enjoyable for me was the opportunity to say and tweet the word balls so many times. Yes, I do have the maturity of a 12 year old boy. It's fine.
Anyways, I did happen to pick up a package of potpourri at Hobby Lobby and I used it as filler for the wicker, red, and gold spheres that I found at Pier 1. I picked my color scheme to blend in with the red and brown furniture that I recently put in my living room. I ended up placing things and taking them out until I got a look that I liked. Since it's still Winter I decided that it was okay to use some of my red Christmas ornaments as well. I'm thinking I will switch them out with more potpourri, wine corks, or maybe coffee beans at some point but I had to work with what I had at the time.
Currently I have all three on my coffee table, but I'm thinking I will leave the middle one on the table and move the other two to the fireplace to space them out a bit! Now that I've got the decorating bug I plan to finish redecorating my living room and I can't wait. I think the use of spray paint is in my future.
Enough rambling, here are some pictures of the process..
What do you think?