Thursday, March 29, 2018

pin to present: peony and rose wreath

The china hutch is one of my favorite places to decorate in our new home. At our old house, it wasn't nearly as prominent so I never bothered with it. Now that it's front and center in our dining/living area - combined with the fact that decorating the mantel is hampered a bit by the TV - it has quickly become my go-to spot to display seasonal decor. I wanted something soft and pretty for spring to go in the space and once I saw Laura's simple spring wreath with peonies I knew had to make it! I immediately rushed out to buy supplies, then sat on the project for a few weeks since finding time to craft these days has been almost impossible. But the stars aligned and I had a few hours yesterday to make it happen.

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Let me tell you, I love love love how it turned out! And it was so stinking easy (and quick) to put together. All you need is a grapevine wreath, flowers, lambs ear, hot glue and wire cutters.

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Though I found the exact flowers Laura had used in her wreath in-store at Michaels, I wanted something that looked a little more realistic in real life, so I ended up splurging and getting real-touch rose sprays and peonies. Thankfully there were 50% off at the time, but still an investment. But let me tell you, they're GORGEOUS in real life, they truly look almost completely real. I also bought the grapevine wreath and small pink flower stems from Michaels and the lambs ear stems from Hobby Lobby.

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Forgive me for the picture overload, I couldn't decide which photos I liked best, so I just put them all on here. :) Kind of unrelated, but I'm thinking about painting my red hutch palladian blue to better match the living room which consists of a lot of gray and greenish teal, but I'm worried it'll be too matchy-matchy. I'm worried right now the living room looks like Christmas with the greenish teal ottoman and red hutch. Sadly, I thought I had a picture of the currently state of the living room for reference, but all I could find was one from Christmas. Thoughts?

2 comments:

  1. Ahhh, it's FABULOUS. The peonies you picked look totally worth the splurge to me. Flower wreaths are just making me so happy right now - you make me want to make another one! Thanks, Pinterest :)

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    1. I know right? All the flower things please...and see I can't seem to grow anything...fakes will have to do. :)

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