Simple Changes

September 2, 2022

Are you always looking to change things up in your home?

Well, I am! I’m that girl is always looking at something and thinking, “What if I?…”

Today I’m sharing just some simple changes that are pretty budget friendly.

I started out with this vase having a very shiny – glazed surface. It wasn’t a bad look, but it just wasn’t the look I was going for. So, using some joint compound, baking soda and different colored paints of black, white, gray, and a burnt red – I transformed it to give it more of an old-world pottery sort of feel.

That was the first change.

Second change with my “Oh so fickle heart,” using a stencil I added a simple southwest design to give this vase another look. Maybe wishing to add more depth and necessary character.

The third change came when I decided that it need a burst of color for more of a wild west look and for more of a seasonal experiment.

Viola, I love incorporating different elements into my seasonal decor. This earthen looking vessel now adds more dimension to any tabletop arrangement. Call me adventurous, a risk-taker, or whatever… but I do love to make items accessible for every aesthetic and budget… and I get bored.

Taking cues from a farmers’ market and flower markets where they round up their casual displays that showcase the colors, textures, and flavors of the season I added bright sunflowers and some seeded eucalyptus hoping to add a little punch of fall. I love the combination of a tall vase with the wild – free flowing greens and bursts of color that these beautiful red and yellow sunflowers add.

Don’t mind me while I slowly lean into the season and revel in the moments without adding that full-on autumn decor.

I try to add splashes of fall without going full-on pumpkin just yet, and best is adding those florals. As I transition into this new season, I look for those earthy tones, seasonal textures, and organic elements.

Just an idea that gave my earthen vessel a simple change that didn’t cost anything other than to add some wild florals.

Happy September!

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