Friday, March 13, 2009

"EGGS"CELENT

The Nester and Remodeling Guy have a great series going on thier blogs about home staging, and the tips are useful if you are actually trying to sell your house or you just want to make your home more of a Soft Place to Land. This week they discussed curb appeal and the importance of making a great first impression. The timing for this post was perfect as my mom had just purchased a fixer upper wicker chair, bench and table for me for only $25 during one of her thrift store runs and I found a wicker bench for only $5 at a yard sale. I am totally set with having front porch furniture and I even have something for the back yard. Both sets have been cleaned and I broke out the HGG (Hot Glue Gun) to repair the legs. I am set to finish painting, but mother nature is not cooperating as it is 40 degrees and raining. Wanna sneak peak.......



The white set has a matching bench and table and as you can see I am painting black. It's home will be on our front porch. The brown set is getting a fresh coat of dark brown paint and will live on our back porch. Can't wait to finish and show you the results.
In addition to having somewhere to relax, Nester suggested that we should have something inviting on our door. We'll wouldnt you know Pier 1 had just the right wreath, but not the right price so I decided to make it myself. Here is my inspiration:




First I went searching for the perfect speckled eggs at my favorite decor store "The Dollar Tree", but all they had were plastic eggs. I then scurried next door to "Michaels", but they were too pricey. My last stop on my egg hunt was "Home Goods", I love this place by the way, they didnt have indvidual eggs, but the did have beautiful speckled egg garland. I purchased two strands for fourteen dollars.



I rumaged through my stash of "decor" and found a old grapevine wreath to use as a base and got out my trusty friend the HGG (hot glue gun).



My first thought was to glue the garland to the wreath and call it a night, but I thought this might look a little tacky so I cut the eggs off the garland and strategically placed each egg in the right spot for a nice mix of colors. I had no idea how I was going to hang this thing and BAM it hit me that I could use the sample of brown burlap that I had from JoAnn Fabrics. (remember I am thinking about using burlap curtains). Take a look at the final product. What do you think? I saved fifteen dollars by doing it myself and the satisfaction for completing my own project is PRICELESS!!!!


*UPDATE*
It was my plan to finish my Spring decorating over the weekend, but I didnt go out of the house because of the nasty weather, and my decor stash is relatively low in the seasonal decorating department. Hopefully I will get it done before its time to decorate for summer. In the meantime if you need some more Spring Decor inspiration visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her Spring Fluffing Party.




34 comments:

  1. Oh yay! It looks fantastic! Great job! I saw a similar garland at my craft store and thought the colors were so pretty.

    Yours looks great!

    Kimba

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  2. I also loved Pier One's wreath but felt the same about the price. I may have to try this.... yours looks amazing.

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  3. queenbee~I love your wreath~way to think outside the box and do it yourself! I love your wicker as well~can't wait to see the finished product on those!

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  4. I love it! My new project is very similar, but not the same. I love the garland!

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  5. That looks great! I am very impressed...and may just have to borrow your idea!! Good job!

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  6. Ohhhh.....your wreath looks amazing. I am so loving the burlap you used to hang it. If it counts for anything, which it shouldn't, I vote for the burlap curtains. My sister did them in her new house and they look amazing. So simple, yet so elegant!

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  7. What a cute wreath, you did a great job! I just saw where someone else did one very similar to this, only she painted her eggs speckled. It's in my Tumblr page linked off my blog, if you want to look at hers.

    Hope you'll come back to see me often!

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  8. omygosh! i heart your egg wreath! it is soooo cute!

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  9. Cute wreath! I love the inspiration picture too, but doesn't it feel so great to do it yourself for less!?

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  10. Um, I got so caught up with your wreath, that I forgot to comment back. :)

    So glad you're joining in! You can drink your soda, eat your chips & read while watching TV, just make it a diet, Baked Lays and call it good! :) Hee hee.

    Blogging, watching TV, and havin a little snack & diet soda is one of my favorite past times in the evening.

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  11. What a great idea! I am not trying to sell my house, but I am always looking for creative ideas to make my home more inviting since I don't have a natural ability for decorating.
    I really like your blog! I found you from Jen's blog.
    Jane
    Alltogetherbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I absolutely LOVE your wreath! It's just perfect! Great job!

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  13. Wow!! That wreath turned out adorable! I love it!

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  14. Your wreath is so cute. Way to go and happy spring!

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  15. I saw that garland at Home Goods too and I think I was just thinking mantle! Very creative! I love it!

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  16. Your wreath is beautiful!

    I wish I had a Home Goods close by - are they online?

    Lisa

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  17. You did a great job with that wreath - it looks wonderful and I love the you hung it with some burlap!

    Manuela

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  18. This is exactly what I want!! I have the grapevine wreath, I am patiently waiting for the after Easter sales to get the eggs. Beautiful work.

    Cece

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  19. I spray painted wicker furniture for a friend and it too A LOT of cans!! Love your wreath.

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  20. Great job on the wreath. The wicker should be fab-o when you are done painting it.

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  21. Hey! Just visiting from Rhoda's party! Your finds are great! Hope the weather cooperates soon! Ours finally did!

    I love the wreath! And, Marshall's is one of my favorites!!

    Blessings!
    Susan

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  22. Genius!!! Very pretty, a wonderful Spring addition!!

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  23. Your egg wreath turned out fantastic! I heart the glue gun too!

    www.itsallabouto.blogspot.com

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  24. Your wreath is just gorgeous! Love the burlap idea-so very cute!

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  25. Love it! The wreath looks great and I bet that wicker is going to be wonderful! What a deal!
    Home Goods is a fun place isn't it!
    Thanks for the link!
    Tim

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  26. I wish we had a home goods in Portland! I found some eggs at World Market but they were 10.00 for a little sack. Thanks for the great tip and I'm on the lookout for some good eggs :)

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  27. I love your wreath! The colors are perfect-great idea.

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  28. What a great idea! Your wreath turned out great, I love it! I am so glad I stopped by!!
    ~Rachel

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  29. Oh, I LOVE it!!

    I am soo gonna have to try this!

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  30. I love this! The colours are awesome. I wish I could get my hands on some of that garland so I could make one myself.

    I wanted to let you know that I have featured you on my blog here:

    http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-spring-decor.html

    I hope you'll stop by. Feel free to grab my FEATURED button on the top left hand-side of my blog :)

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  31. I love the egg wreath! What a great idea. I am a new follower and found you doing a google search. I would love it if you would check out my blog at www.feelinlikescrap.com

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