Hi everyone! First, I’ll update you on the lanterns for Ellie’s room (the project post is here if you missed it). Some of the flowers came, so I attached them last night and quickly taped these up to see how they’ll look. We are still waiting for most of the flowers and trim, but this is a start, and my daughter likes it, thankfully:
The news print flowers should come this week, which will add a lot:
We have a long way to go on that room, but Ellie hasn’t been interested in it until now, and I’m glad I waited for her. It’s much more fun when she’s involved.
Moving on, I told you about my bifold door project yesterday (here if you missed it):
I wasn’t able to buy the medallions I wanted because they were just a smidge too big. So I spent a lot of yesterday looking for alternatives, and realized all sorts of things can become door handles – metal wall flowers, rosettes, ceiling medallions, etc.
I found and decided on these:
They are 12″ and perfect for my 15″ doors. I still think I will paint them turquoise, but maybe keep the gold center and add back the gold touches on the ends. I can’t wait to figure it out and show you.
Wayfair has tons of metal flowers like this:
I seriously considered some of them but didn’t find exactly the right size. I’m looking at some for smaller doors, though, especially because they are already painted.
The next thing I want to show you is a couple of Etsy stores that I am IN LOVE with.
First, look at this artist who makes these items out of recycled plastic:
I found this store when I was looking for flowers to use as door handles, and think these could actually work (if you have a clever handy person to attach them, which I am fortunate enough to have). They are meant to be wall art, but I also wondered if they could be used as decorative bowls. I’m quite sure one of these is in my future:
Can you believe that those are made out of discarded coke bottles??
Etsy is such an amazing place because of artists like this one.
Another store I ran across is this one, that sells Anthropologie-like clocks, tables, hardware and more.
I’ve seen the side tables at Home Goods for the same price, but never the cocktail tables. I so wish I could buy this large table:
Isn’t that stunning?
Thanks for reading, and stay in and stay safe everyone.