Spring is my favorite season. I love how everything is new and fresh and green. I wanted to bring some of that green into my own home and was inspired by Miss Charming over at Charming Zebra. She created a lovely spring display using her collection of vintage flower pins.
On my weekly treasure hunt to the local thrift stores, I found this shadow box frame for $2.99. I decided it need a more rustic look.
I did a quick sanding with 50 grit sandpaper. Then wiped it down with a clean cloth.
I found this cocoa color stain in my garage. It was purchased for a kitchen table makeover that has not happened yet.
First, I taped off the edges to protect the glass with painter's tape. Then working in sections, I brushed the stain on with a foam brush, then wiped it off with a soft cloth (my son's old sock).
Here is half-way through the staining process. The right side still needs to be stained.
For the background, I used part of a moss table runner that I already had on hand. I simply measured and cut.
Then, I lightly sprayed the back with spray adhesive. I love this stuff! I always try to keep a can on hand.
Here is the frame with the moss attached. I'm loving how it looks already.
I love butterflies! But don't like the idea of catching and killing them just for display. I found these faux butterflies made from feathers in the bargain bins at Michael's. They were $1.50 each. I removed the attached clips and simply pinned them into place with straight pins.
And here it is! I'm digging how the bright colors of the butterflies look against the green. What spring colors inspire you?
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