Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Painted Jars on my Fireplace

I am trying to bring a little color into my living room. Also, trying to do away with a lot of Country Clutter and redecorating with sort of a Cottage Look. I had a wood wagon with ivy on the corner of my Fireplace. It really looked Country and was very dark. I have had a 2 Quart Ball Jar just sitting in a cupboard for many years. I purchased a Quart Jar and a Pint Jar at a Thrift store for the sum total cost of 40¢.....not bad for a start. I painted the jars with a brush, as I did not want to invest in colors of spray paint that I did not have. It took about 4 or 5 coats.......a little time consuming, but I am retired and have more time than money. After, they were all painted, I sprayed them with Krylon Satin..........always have that on hand. Headed over to Hobby Lobby and after about 2 hours of hemming and hawing, finally chose my flowers. I put them on the fireplace where the wagon was and was not sure if I liked them or not. I kept looking at them for a day or two and decided to put them on the other end.......like them much better there. I spent about $10.00 on the flowers. All in all, I like the improvement.

Painted Jars





I probably could use some more "things" on the Mantle, but I detest dusting, so am keeping it sort of plain. We purchased the sign at an auction in New Hampshire about 30 years ago. My hubbie's grandmother lived in Hillsboro and his Mom and Dad had a summer place in Antrim at one time, so it has a lot of sentimental value. The Birdhouse came from a thrift store and we purchased the little Sheep in Sweden on a vacation. I love to purchase an inexpensive material thing to remind me of a vacation memory. The Wood Bear in the bucket came from a vacation to Northern California.......another happy memory.


10 comments:

Just Jaime said...

Love the pop of color they bring!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

This is so funny! I'm trying to get rid of all the "country" in my house, too! I love the cottage, beachy look and want to start changing to that. Thank you so much for linking up!!

Shore Girl said...

Oh I love your painted Mason jars --- so very country looking!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great idea and great job!
Blessings!!

Jennifer said...

I have seen other bloggers do this...yours are fantastic! Nice cottage colors!

Stacy said...

Joyce, I'm so glad you were inspired by my letter "M" tutorial. :o) Thanks for choosing to follow my little blog. Hope to be "seeing" more of each other. (virtually that is) Lol! I can relate to your desire to get away from the dark country look and go more for the lighter cottage look. I was born and raised in Texas. Country decor is huge there and my kitchen used to be a western theme. I've slowly lightening things up a bit, but still trying to keep the cozy and comfy feel of a country home. I'm your newest follower.

-Stacy
ThePreciousLittleThingsInLife

Baye said...

This is beautiful! I, too, am de-countryfying the house a bit at a time. (You do realize that just when we finish, country will be back in, right?)

I'm a new follower--got to keep up with what all the other crafty retirees are up to.

Megan said...

this looks just gorgeous! great job.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This project is fabulous! Thanks for leaving me totally inspired.

Jennifer said...

Hey lady! Thanks for your kind words about my patriotic flag!! I appreciate ya!