My cute friend Laura, from Finding Home, has a series on her blog that I just love. It is called 10 minute decorating. Sometimes when we think of decorating, we think of big projects and full room makeovers. But we don't always have the time or money to do those type of projects. Sometimes all a space needs is a little freshening up :)
She has invited other bloggers to share their 10 minute ideas and I get to kick off this monthly series.
My project technically took more than 10 minutes since it takes a little longer than that for paint to dry. But if you count the minutes I spent actually working on it VS how long it took from start to finish, then it was 10 minutes or so.
I had a skinny planter box that came as a gift basket of sorts. I put it on my mantel with greenery for Valentine's Day this year. And then I decided to stain it. But I didn't really love it stained brown and it didn't really have a home.
Because my dining table is so small and narrow, I decided this would make a great centerpiece! All it needed was a little paint.....
I didn't worry about cover it 100% perfectly because I was going to rough it up a bit with sandpaper. The corner floating shelves I built were sold white with a satiny finish so I thought the planter box should have a different finish.
I planted some cute annual flowers in there and it instantly brightened up the space :)
You could find any container you already have or pick something up at a yard sale or thrift store. A coat of paint, and you have a darling, easy, planter. Make sure it has drainage holes or add rocks to the bottom.
I will keep the flowers in there for a week or so before transplanting them outside to my flower beds. And then maybe I will plant some asparagus ferns or herbs.
What are some things you have done to your house that didn't take much time, but that made a big difference?
Leave a comment with your idea :)
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Love it! A perfect 10 minute project and so pretty! Thanks so much for joining mea,
Claire @ A Little Claireification
Love that Laura and all of her great ideas. This turned out gorgeous! Pinned!
Natalie @ A Turtle's LIfe for Me
Love it! Such a small amount of time invested for such a big impact! I wish I could get my plants looking that pretty!
This is so pretty, Stacy! I love how simple and easy it is to make.
I love that it's rustic & still has a pop of color! The purple & white with the wood mix look so cute!
Hi! First time commenting - just discovered your blog! What a brilliant idea - a lovely centrepiece display - thanks for sharing.
Sara @ Mom Endeavors
Love cute projects that don't take a ton of time! This is great!
Taryn @ Design, Dining and Diapers
Such an easy transformation and it looks fabulous! You are right, I know I put things off because I have so many things on my to-do list and then once I do it I realize it only took 10 minutes and I should have done it ages ago!
This is so pretty and easy to do, thank you!
Love how this turned out! Sharing on fb today!
I love the look of real planted flowers on a table. Beautiful!
I just found your site today and I think your projects are just great and inspiring. Thanks also for the detailed presentation. Please keep it up.