I like the idea of a challenge where you have barely 30 days to figure something out, make it and then show it, all within a challenge theme. That is how it works at Le Challenge, and this month the theme was Wood. Just so happens that I have a project I have been putting off, so now is the time to pull it out again. Here it is.
This is a wooden wreath made of wood hearts glued together. I picked it up in a thrift store in the 1980s, and painted it the now-very-dated color of Wedgewood blue. When I came to my senses, and started painting the house in earth tones, I put this away. Every so often, I run across it and say to myself, I need to repaint that thing and do something with it.
So, I pulled it out again. I used wall paints that I have left over from the current home to repaint the hearts. These were the little color samplers of paint. I did one layer in light beige, and the other in dark brown.
Maybe it is because of spring, and everything greening up outside, but I wasn’t happy with this result. I wanted it lighter, and less autumnal. So, back to the basement to dig out the green wall paint.
Repainting the dark brown hearts in a lighter green gave it a whole new feel. It took two coats to cover it up.
These flowers were left over from my Spring Floral Wreath. I cut the stems shorter and hot glued them to the heart wreath.
A final bow, and it is done. A fresh look for a tired, old, wood wreath.
It looked nice on the brick wall in the quilting/crafting/sewing basement, but I have been seeing a lot of things leaning recently instead of hanging. So, I leaned it in a window.
I think I’ll leave it there for now. You can still see the azaleas blooming out the window on the left.
Do you refurbish old stuff?