Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Small Change

I did a post a while back about this pretty little box I got at HL for 90% off - paid $2.
I decided this shelf above the TV needed a change from the rustic urn and pear. Actually probably should have left it like this til after Fall. I can't put a lot on the shelf, as I am not interested in it all crashing down on the back of the TV, as buying a new one is not on my shopping list these days.

Anyway, one afternoon when the squirrels were not dining in the hickory nut tree that hangs over my courtyard (and dropping hickory nuts and/or shells), I gave the urn a new coat of paint.
Replaced the battery operated green candle with a regular white one. Hope to find a battery operated white one before the holidays. Have seen ivory, but not white.
I am trying to make small changes to get a different look without adding more clutter.
I am linking up with Marty @ "Table Top Tuesday" http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
If you have not already, be sure and go by to see what Marty and the other participants have to share.
Hope everyone is having a great week!


katskraps4kids said...

I think it looks really good & I love your box!!! $2??? What a deal- did you transform it or it came like that- it is SO pretty.

xinex said...

Nice! Love it, Glenda!..Christine

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the shelf and the vignette is just wonderful. The box is fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

From the Old InkWell said...

Cute, Glenda. I know what you mean about clutter. I'm trying to declutter too.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Isn't it wonderful what a little paint can do? YOur shelf has a whole new life. So pretty.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Very simple yet elegant accessorizing on that nice shelf. good idea not to overload it!! They don't look too good on the floor anyway!! lol
Your lil box is so cute.
Nice to meet you!!
blessings, Nellie

Dreamgoddess said...

What a great buy on that box and it looks so good with the black urn.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, I would never have thought about painting that urn. It looks great, and the box looks pretty up there with it. laurie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Glenda...

Ohhh...don't you just love Hobby Lobby! Hehe! I love your pretty black and white box...it's a lovely addition to your pretty shelf vignette! I do alot of shopping at Hobby Lobby and most of my treasures have been found on their 90% off shelf! Can't hardly pass those kind of deals up! wink!

Thanks for sharing your new vignette with us! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my autumn leaves vignette and for leaving a sweet note! Have a wonderful week, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great deal from HL Glenda!
I like the vignette, it works perfect there!

Barb said...

Absolutely charming, Glenda. I love black and white.


Sue said...

I think it looks great. I do love your bargain box...it really catches your eye. Nicely done!

Rebecca said...

I like your style - "small changes w/o adding more clutter"!

Sandra said...

Love it! Everything looks great! Love how the change on the urn too.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love the black and white. Sometimes it takes just a few simple and inexpensive changes to get an entire new look. Great update!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Very, VERY nice change, Glenda!! Very appealing to the eye. : )

Bill said...

It looks great, Glenda! I find myself liking uncluttered surfaces more and more. There's something soothing in simplicity, isn't there? Hickory trees and the mess they create (with help from the squirrels) -- not so soothing!

Hope you have a nice weekend.

Cass @ That Old House said...

I like the new look!
I have seen ivory battery candles, too, and colors, but not white. Do you think the white would end up looking ivory anyway, when the little light was on?
Ivory may work as well. Just a thought.

And as for Hobby Lobby - I got so jealous of people who can shop there that I looked up the nearest one to me and it's in flipping Pennsylvania! Good grief.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glenda, wow! You got that box for $2??? That was a deal! I really it on your shelf with your urn and picture. I need to get my spray paint out and attack a pair of chairs that are begging to be cute. Seeing your transformed urn has nspired me to do it!


Sheila :-)

P.S. I think I have a little pear similar to the one you have in that first shot. Is yours wooden? Mine is. I love it.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Very nice change! I think all the pieces go together so well. I am liking less better now day too.

My Cozy Corner said...

What a great idea. I love your vignette. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Hello Glenda for stopping by my blog. Love your repurposed jewelry and you redo as well. Take care.

Savannah Granny said...

Great change to already great vignette. You got a real A+ deal on that box. Love the design. I haven't tried the battery operated candles. Got to get one. Hugs, Ginger

Gretchen said...

The simple changes you've made look great. Amazing what a little paint can do to perk up our areas in our homes. I need to spend some time doing that myself, but now with the cool weather, it may wait for Spring.
Thanks for your frequent visits to my blog and your ever thoughtful comments. :)