How about a little fun today and a two-fer?! Today, I am taking part of a fun project with a group of other bloggers…

That’s right – we got together and each sent each other a vintage item that we then in turn decorated with. Now of course, you could have been a little wicked and get something challenging. If you want to see the tour from the beginning, stop by Jennifer Rizzo. I knew I had nothing to worry about because my item was coming from the lovely Courtney of French Country Cottage. Stop by to see what she got and how she decorated with it – I am quite sure it is amazing. Courtney sent me this beautiful wire basket, that I turned into a planter (and something else too). And, if you know the story of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…you will understand that if you give a blogger a vintage wire basket… she will redo her whole gallery wall. Kitchen-Gallery-Wall I knew I wanted to put the basket on this table as soon as I opened it, but the more I kept looking at it, the more I realized I wanted to freshen things up. Using the same ideas I did the first time for planning a gallery wall, I set out to update it and freshen things up a bit for spring. Hanging everything was easy – I mostly used Command Strips so that it would be easy to change again in the future – but if you have anything heavy or unusual, you can read my tips for hanging almost anything. I used a mix of items I already had, images from these books and a printable found here. I printed the words out for “always and forever” myself and taped them on the shelf. Those are the three words I say to my daughters – and always add a “no matter what.” I brought in some more greenery with some boxwood clippings which I love – and I love tucking little items on this vintage tray turned shelf. I replaced the sign that used to be there with the boxwood wreath and I am loving the changes. Of course, everything I took down including the sign and our family pictures will find a new home to be amazing in. And when I kill the plant get tired of the plant, I can simply use it as a candle holder. I actually think it will b perfect on our screened porch if it is ever warm enough to get out there. Gallery-Wall-Decorating-Ideas-Finding-Home

So now that I shared with you what was sent to me, you need to see what I sent and to who! Here it is – a beautiful little vintage bust. But here is the kicker, I actually found two of them. One I kept and one I sent. I can’t wait to see what Melissa from The Inspired Room did with hers. I am hoping it will inspire me to do something fun with mine! And you can see all of the amazing ideas these ladies came up with by following these links…

Jennifer Rizzo

Funky Junk Interiors

My Sweet Savannah

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Four Generations One Roof

Home Stories A to Z

Today's Creative Blog

Jeanne Oliver Designs

French Country Cottage

The Inspired Room

The Handmade Home

Eclectically Vintage

Makely School for Girls

East Coast Creative

Infarrantly Creative

At Home on the Bay

Thistlewood Farms

Serendipity Refined

At the Picket Fence

Not Just a Housewife

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March 25, 2014 — Laura Putnam