Sunday, October 16, 2011

Accessory Update

I hope you all had a fantastic week and weekend! Some of you know that my oldest (19yr old) daughter who lives in SoCal surprised us last Sunday evening by walking in the door. We had no idea she was coming for a visit. It was so wonderful to have her here for several days.  She flew home on Thursday.

Needless to say, I didn't get any projects (or house cleaning) done while she was here or visit many blogs last week, but it was definitely worth having her here!

I worked on a small project today.

I only have a few faux flowers and this is one of the arrangements I have. I like it for Fall because it has pomegranates...

and apples...

and pretty fall colors. I always felt like the pedestal vase should be lighter, so today, out came the paint.

Here's what it looks like now:

It's painted with a leftover sample paint~ Ben Moore, Edgecomb gray. I sanded it a little bit for a distressed finish.

Here's the before...

and here's the after:
Hope you did something fun this weekend!



  1. Great difference Pam! Love your photo's too~

  2. Love how it came out. It just makes all the colors pop more! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with your daughter! What a great surprise!

  3. Pam, how exciting to have your daughter there and get to visit for a few days. Such precious and cherished times. I love the urn painted white. It shows off the floral display so much better. It really is pretty with the fruit and flowers in it. Hugs, Marty

  4. Love the project, Pam. Your week daughter's surprise visit sounds wonderful!

  5. Great job! It looks as if you spent a lot of time on it.

  6. Looks great. I know you will enjoy visiting with your daughter. They are special. :)

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  7. Nice update Pam! The new color looks great. I'm glad you had a fun time with your daughter. What a nice surprise.

    Have a great week!

  8. Love it so much better white. Who knew right?

  9. Small change big, results. The white makes your arrangement pop!

  10. Love what you did with the vase, it looks great and your arrangement is just lovely :)

  11. Elegant fall post!Your settings turned out great and gorgeous autumn colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  12. beautiful transformation on the container and I really like the colors in the arrangement. muted, soft, so subtle than most riotous fall colors we see. Nicely done.


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