I just returned from a 10 day vacation with my family. I am busy getting back into the swing of things and trying to rest up from vacation. Isn’t that the way it is – so busy on vacation that you have to rest up when you get back home – but I loved every minute of it!
Disney World with the grandkids, my daughter, son-in-law and sister and then on to the beach with the them, my sister’s family, my father and step-mother. It was a true “family vacation”.
Adding Interest to Kitchen Cabinets
Today I want to create a quick post, sharing a project I completed right before I left.
My sweet sister is always on the lookout for things I can use in my home decorating. She is a garage sale guru and is truly a great shopper. She finds wonderful bargains.
Recently she came across a large tub filled with a variety of garlands of flowers. There were garlands of fall flowers and some of fruit and greens.
She was kind enough to share her wonderful find with me and divided them up. She took the fall flowers and I took the fruit and greens.
I love the colors of the garland pieces.
I know that there were at least 4 of these garlands – some had been cut into pieces, so it was really hard to tell exactly how many. One of the garlands still had the price tag from Hobby Lobby on it and was marked $59.99, so even at half price I received $120.00 worth of product for only $10.00!
I knew just the place I would be using it. I had been looking for something to add a bit of “interest” to the space above my kitchen cabinets. There were a few items above the cabinets but it really needed more spark.
I began by taking everything from above the cabinets and cleaning the top thoroughly. And believe me, that was something that needed to be done!
Once everything had been cleaned, I began by placing the garlands above the cabinets.
To help hold the garlands in place on top of the kitchen cabinets, I used small boxes and books to prop up the pieces.
You can see one of the boxes peeking out from behind the garland in this picture. Looking up from below, it is hidden.
Once the garlands were in position, I began to add interest by placing items amongst the garlands.
Pieces of pottery.
Empty wine bottles.
Once it was finished, I stood back and took a look and liked what I saw. It seemed to add just the right touch to the top of the kitchen cabinets.
I then took a small piece of the garland and bent it into a circle to form a small candle ring for an electric candle that sits on the kitchen counter. It helped to pull the look together.
I even have enough left over to make a wreath to add to another area in the kitchen – but that will have to wait – I ran out of time to get that created before I left for vacation and I haven’t had time since I got back! It will be done before the weekend though – I have company coming and I want to add it before they arrive!
Have a wonderful week!
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