Imagine my delight when I discovered the living room at the Bachman's Spring Idea House had roses roses everywhere!
This sweet desk with the roses stationery had vintage postcards on it. They were scattered around the top and then had glass on top. I have such a random collection of postcards ... some don't have a lot of value but are pretty to look at. On others the messages written on the back are so cool! This would be a wonderful way to show them off. Now ... I wonder which table I should cover!
Shadow boxes are the trendy rage right now ... no exception here! These were simply boxes that had a frame and pretty molding for embellishment. You can buy the plaster flowers at the craft store and paint them. Pot up a couple of plants and your shadow box is ready to hang!
It seems like anytime you slap a mirror on something it turns it into a stunning home dec piece! With ceiling tiles as a back drop these mirrors helped bounce light all around the room. I love how the metallics and white works together with that little splash of color from the roses.
The half bath off the kitchen was covered in vintage mirrors ... you know the ones ... they sit like orphans on a shelf cuz no one wants to buy them ... the silver is off the back. But hung together in a group they turn into a piece of art!
I'd feel kind of squeamish drilling screw holes in treenware bowls but the effect is kind of interesting on this wall. What's even more interesting are the stripes on the wall. Tree wrap ... the kind you use on your trees to protect them in the Winter. Genius idea!
Another trip to the garden shed and they came back with an armful of peat pots and some leftover lights. Use a hand punch ... maybe with little stars instead of holes ... and punch around the edge to let more of the light shine through. Imagine these painted in some pretty colors for a patio party!
My mom used to start seedlings in egg shells like this. Aren't the little tags cute? The porch was turned into a pretty little place to dream about the garden. It had great East and South light to encourage the seeds to pop out of the ground.
The Bachman's House is open through April 15. If you go ... check out the pretty paint in the living room and dining room. They're the same color but they look totally different in each room. There are so many fabulous ideas at Bachman's ... it's amazing that they keep coming up with new ideas season after season!