Long time no see. I ended up taking an unexpected break from the blog. Life throws curve balls, sometimes you can hit them and sometimes it becomes a game of dodgeball.
Any who, Happy to be back with you! Happy that my favorite season is upon us, Spring! I’m collaborating today with my sweet friends to bring you Spring Inspiration.
I have an interesting set up in our kitchen. Above my stove is a large window – perfect opportunity to hang a wreath. I found a cute little faux boxwood wreath but it was a bit too small and it just didn’t sit well on the command hook I already had up there from hanging the Christmas wreath.
It is hard to see in this photo but trust me, it looked terrible.
I took the small boxwood wreath and added a few spring sprigs to it.
Adding the extra sprigs really amped up the “Spring”ness. 🙂
Now, about the wreath hook… I wanted something more interesting. So, I had an idea. How about something just as pretty as the wreath and didn’t look like the everyday hook? Inspiration struck when I found this cabinet knob.
Add a simple gold edge and voila! Fancy geode knob.
Now to create a wreath hanger out of my fancy gold geode knob. I grabbed a package of small wood plaques from the craft store and created a “stain” look using good ol’ craft paint
I mixed equal parts of “Honeycomb” and “Raw Sienna” then I added a bit of water.
I liberally brushed on the paint mixture and immediately wiped it off.
Not to bad… now to age it a bit I took medium gray and added water to create a wash.
I let the wash sit for about a minute and then wiped it off. It left a great patina. I drilled a simple hole in the center of the plaque. Counter sinking will help keep the surface flat for the command strips. Use a hex nut on the front and back to sandwich the knob against the plaque and keep it from moving. Add command strips and then hang! Just add ribbon and a pretty wreath! Voila, easy Spring wreath diy!
Happy Spring, y’all! Be sure to check out more inspiration from my friends.
By the way, The ever popular One Room Challenge is right around the corner and guess which room I am tackling on April 5th? Yep the one right outside! I can’t wait to show you my ideas.
Before you go, check out how I turned ordinary farm animal cabinet knobs into gilded fun wall hooks!