If you read my personal blog you may know that I am in the midst of re-doing 3 bathrooms. Not a complete re-do but a kinda uplift. Stripping of wallpaper and painting, upgrading sink tops & faucets, a new shower door, but along with all of this buying and replacing comes creativity. After seeing the big picture (paint colors etc) then comes the fun part, the decorating which brings out my sense of creativity. All of us here at Focusing On Life are creative, either with our photography or our sense of decorating style, our landscape design, or creating beautiful jewelry plus we like to encourage all of you to be creative as well.
After spending gobs of money, things always seem to cost more than you anticipate, I am re-using some of my original "stuff" by doing a little creative uplift. I had two floral pieces that I really liked in the "old" bathroom and decided to try to uplift them to fit into my "new" bathroom. The new look is bright, brighter than I anticipated, however this room is on the north side of the house that receives no sunlight, yet with this new color it will have sunshine all the time, even at night!!
As you can see the colors are yellow (bright!!!) reds (ofcourse) and just a touch of blue. My old bathroom was blue & yellow floral wall-paper, so I have stuck with some of the same colors (kinda had to since the tile in the tub area is bright yellow) but added the red. And I found this great rug at Target that had all the colors, how lucky am I. Anyway to get back to the original purpose of this post, uplifting floral pieces, oh how I tend to wander, I have taken pics of the before and afters to show you how simple it is to just re-do something that you still may love and want to re-use.
This is a sweet little half-pot that hangs on the wall. As you can see by adding the red flowers and changing the old tired blue bow for an updated red & yellow it seems to change the whole look.
And with this wreath too, changed the bow and by adding red flowers = uplift. Truly a simple project so observe what is around your home that you still love that maybe could use a little change. This was a very unexpensive project, just used a little bit of creativity. So get out there ladies, update, uplift, be creative and show us your projects in our flickr on-line group.
"Living is doing." ~ Clara Barton