Spring Idea House 2016 Part 4

The Spring Idea House 2016 Part 4 is the last post for this season on fun ways to merge both new and vintage pieces in usual ways. Remember, this house is done by a team of creative decorators that try new trends and ideas to inspire you!

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There is something in each room and will spur your own creativity on how to use these ideas in your own home. Come along and be inspired…..

The first room is a garden themed room.

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Notice the side table. They used a planter and placed a glass top on it. Makes an easy table, right?

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The pressed fern artwork on the wall is a great project to do. Press fronds between black paper backing and the glass for easy-to-do DIY wall art.

The next room uses the colors of black, white, and coral. Don’t have a headboard? No problem! Use white paint or even chalk to outline one on the wall.

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Black and white wallpaper is framed at 3/4 height on the walls. The unique part of this paper is that you can color the flowers the accent color of the room. Here, they have used coral.

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Would you think of using an upside down basket as a light? It’s accented with coral artificial stems.

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The master bedroom looks restful with the color scheme of gray, white and fresh green accents. The vintage chest is missing the doors but the baskets are perfect for out of sight storage. So don’t throw out an old chest if the doors are missing!

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The bedside table is unique using metal trays.

 

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In the corner of the bedroom, a large green fern accents the grey and white color scheme. The side table is actually a bird bath with glass added on the top!

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The upstairs vintage bathroom uses a metal feeding trough as a container for green foliage. Flowers and butterflies bring a spring accent to the top of the shower curtain. Do you decorate your shower curtain for the season?

Two more ideas for the bathroom are using a ladder with added towel bars and an entrance grate used as wall art!

 

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The main living room of the Spring Idea House highlights another use for the metal looking “Fasade” used above the fireplace. This is the third idea for using that product. If you missed the other two ideas, you might want to click on Spring Idea House 2016 Part 3.  It has so many more possibilities. The product was created for a back-splash, but now it’s limitless in uses.

Check out the clock on the left. It’s made from a ceiling medallion with clock works added to it.  The numbers are white ceramic birds flying around the medallion.

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The coffee table is a vintage, round industrial fan piece from a factory. A glass top and metal legs turn it into a functional table.  Spring Idea House Part 4 grandparentsplus.com

The non-working fireplace filled with a fountain, lanterns, and greenery make it a focal point for the room.

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A barn door is permanently hung behind the sofa as wall art with two floral pictures to balance it out.

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Here’s a closer look at how they filled three different sized glass columns. I like the different variations.

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In the sunroom, a table is ready for a luncheon. Lots of coral accents here in the pillows, dishes, placemats, flowers, and napkins!

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Remember the vintage ceiling tile wallpaper used as an accent in the dining room? If you missed it, go to Spring Idea House 2016 Part 2 to see it. In the sunroom,it is used again.

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What idea did you like the best? Some of the vintage items are “one-of-a-kind” finds, but at least it opens your mind to what you can do with something similar!

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I hope you enjoyed the new ideas found in these four posts. I’m always open for unique ways to decorate. Are you?

Thanks for pinning and spreading these ideas around. 

While I have so many upcoming ideas to share with you, I need to take a blogging break this summer. Life has changed as I’ve lost my husband to Multiple Myeloma. There’s a huge void in my life and I feel it best to not be constrained to a time line and take some time for myself and family. I plan on being back in the fall. 

Visit my blog once in a while and look up past posts as I have lots of great recipes and ideas for your summer, too! Hope you understand.

Thanks for stopping by. I know God is in control. While I have peace in knowing  that my husband, who knew the Jesus as his Lord and Savior, is in a better place, it still is hard.

Thanks, 

Phyllis

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Spring Idea House 2016 Part 3

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Don’t you love new ideas for your home decorating? Well, this Spring Idea House 2016 Part 3 brings a lot more ideas that are easy to merge in your own home. As I’ve stated in Part 1 and Part 2, this home is decorated by a group of designers and uses new trends and products along with many vintage finds. I’m sure you’ll find lot of inspiration here!

First, when you have a large area on a wall to decorate, but just don’t have something that makes it look right in proportion to the space, use this idea. The background looks like vintage tin tiles, but it a product called Fasade. It is available at Home Depot or Menards. You can buy and adjust the size to your needs. Then, hang smaller pictures or decor to balance the space. Doesn’t this look fantastic? Just wait until you see another way it is used. Keep reading….

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At the top of the stairs at the landing, three rustic lanterns hang. All are filled with flowers instead of  candles.

 

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One of the upstairs bedrooms is decorated with polka dots! These are all stamped out of an adhesive paper and applied to the wall. I love this look, don’t you?

Notice the polka dots painted on the lamp beside the bed.

Also, did you notice the headboard is made with the same Fasade as you saw in the hallway?

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Here’s a closer look……   Now, that would be easy to do. Just apply it to a piece of plywood.

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The curtains have small polka dots, too!  Small milk glass pieces with flowers hang down from the rod.

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More polka dots here!

 

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The glass terrarium has a fairy garden inside…..   

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A vintage piece placed on top of a table creates a one of a kind desk.

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This “LOVE” shelf is so cute and certainly wouldn’t be hard to make for a room.  Great idea! This is one to save for later!

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The next room is a garden room. The garden gates hanging on the wall make a lovely way to display beautiful cards.

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This is an easy idea and great addition to your decor. Take fern fronds and press them into a frame using a black background. Now, you have instant wall decor for a garden room.

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So many fun ideas packed into a few spaces! I’m sure your creative juices are flowing and now you’ll want to remember many of these ideas for use in your own home.

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Thanks for stopping by to view the Spring Idea House 2016 Part 3! Don’t forget to go back and view Part 1 and Part 2! 

Be sure to stop back for Part 4 for more great ideas!

Phyllis

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Vignette with Dried Hydrangeas

I do enjoy using my dried hydrangeas in arrangements! This hydrangea variety is a new one that I bought  two years ago, but it didn’t produce any flowers until last year. Oh, they are so delicate and vivid in color. After picking them, I made a vignette with dried hydrangeas on the English antique side table in my bedroom. The color has not faded one bit through the winter. They look as lovely as the day I made the arrangement.

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I picked up the cute pitcher at an antique store. I had intended to strip it down to just the copper, but instead I left it with the chrome and copper . I liked the variations of color and texture.

The elongated hydrangeas worked well with the narrow pitcher. I was also limited with the dried blooms so needed something to fit the small number of hydrangeas I had available. Next fall, there will be more!
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This dried hydrangea came from the variety called Pinky Winky! Yes, that’s the real name! The bushes do need some care as hydrangeas do not flower on old wood.  On this variety, you need to cut back the old blooms about half-way in the fall or early spring and the new growth will then produce flowers again. Always ask your nursery on how to care for your hydrangea bushes.

In the Washing state area, I’m always envious of the variety of hydrangea bush colors. I wish we could grow some of them in our area. Their vivid colors are so striking.  Alas, our zone and tough winters are too hard on them. So, instead of lamenting the fact that I can’t grow them, I’m happy to have this new, favorite variety. I wonder how many flowers will come this next fall.

Do you grow hydrangeas?

Phyllis

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Spring Idea House 2016 Part 2

Part 2 for the Spring Idea House is another glimpse into the ideas and new trends for decor using both new and vintage finds. This house is prepared by a team of decorators that come up with new ways to incorporate unique items into your home decor. If you missed Part 1, you’ll want to check that out, too!

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Right as you enter the main part of the house, a small vintage table is highlighted and made more important by the added salvaged wood pieces placed behind it. The added mirror and drawer pulls also add interest. The beautiful tall arrangement gives it color and height. When a small piece of furniture doesn’t work, add something tall behind it!

Now, as you enter the dining room, the table is set for an elegant party! Grey, the new neutral, becomes the base with pops of coral accents in the flowers, napkins, and table runners. The bottom layer of the table is actually wallpaper that looks like vintage ceiling tiles.

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The same wallpaper makes an accent behind the four mirrors above the sofa table. I actually thought the tiles were actual ones until I touched the wallpaper. They carefully attached the paper with staples instead of hanging it.

 

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Back to the dining room table…… Such an interesting and fun way to use color and drama with just a napkin! Placing it in the wine glass adds height and certainly shows it off!

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The buffet has an assortment of gray vases, white chunky candle sticks, and a dramatic spring arrangement of coral flowers and pussy willows.

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While the kitchen is small, it doesn’t lack for decorating ideas. Vintage blocks, placed on a metal industrial frame, form a unique work island. The top is covered with glass for easy cleaning. 

On the far wall, a vintage sifter, with an added shelf inside, makes a perfect accent for the wall. 

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Repeated square metal serving pieces, with decorative inserts, fit perfectly in this little cove in the kitchen. 

The clock is mounted on top of an old wire rack.

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Over the stove, wall art certainly makes this area beautiful. 

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A small bathroom has a farm (cows and chickens) flavor. Over the sink and stool, an old wire gate with an added shelf, looks amazing while a clothes line holds hand towels. 

The vintage sink has a skirt of chicken wire and fabric to hide the plumbing.

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How’s this for a unique toilet paper holder? 

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Finally, a mounted metal rake serves as a place to hang your purse or scarves as you enter the back door.

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What a variety of decor ideas! Some are easy to do while some will take finding just the right object. Perhaps you have some of these objects stored in your garage and now the inspiration comes to you on how to make it into something special! That’s fun! 

Don’t forget to come back for the next two posts for more decor ideas! Can’t wait to show you!

Hope you enjoyed the variety of ideas. 

Phyllis 

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