I have been anxiously awaiting today! This is the first installment of one of my new series called Styled X3. I asked a couple of my favorite bloggers to be the first to participate and was thrilled when they said they would.
So after you check out how I styled this month's accessory, head over to Michael's blog, Inspired By Charm, and then go see what Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs did with hers.
Three bloggers take the same object and use it in each of their homes. This month I chose the decorative pyramid from the Nate Berkus collection at Target. I sent one to Michael and one to Sarah a few weeks ago and I have been excited to see what they have done!
The first thing I thought of was to cover a potted plant with it sort of like a cloche. I almost did that. And then I decided to add acrylic to the bottom and hang the potted plant in the pyramid. Who doesn't love a hanging planter? I started cutting the acrylic for the bottom and decided to change gears yet again. Why not add acrylic to the sides and make a hanging vase!
I am obsessed with how it turned out! It has been hanging for a couple of days.
I traced the sides of the pyramid onto some acrylic I had. I used the acrylic cutter from when I made the icicle ornaments to score the acrylic. Then I snapped them off.
I used clear, waterproof caulk to seal all the seams. Just like when you caulk anything else, after you run a line of caulk down the seam, press your finger along the caulk and smooth it into the seam.
The white corners hid the caulk well but there were a few places that I accidentally smeared the caulk so I used a damp Q-Tip to clean it off.
It took 3 hours to fully dry. Fill it with water and check for leaks. I didn't have a problem with leaks and I think you should be just fine. But if there are leaks dump the water out, dry it, and fill that area with more caulk.
I drilled holes in the acrylic at the very top at all the corners so I could thread some twine through it. It was awkward because I did it after the caulk had dried. I should have drilled the holes before assembling it. Make sure not to fill the water up clear to the top because of the holes.
Now that you have seen what I have done with the pyramid, go check out what Michael and Sarah did with theirs! Michael is also doing a giveaway. You can enter to win a pyramid of your own AND a $100 Target giftcard!
What would you have done with this decorative pyramid?
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Stacy, this is outstanding! I'd love to see a photo of it in situ. Sharing with my Our Little Acre readers! :-)
That was the original plan but my poor time management got in the way. I was so focused on working on my kitchen that I recently retextured and am trying to paint that I didn't give myself enough time to properly photograph it. I started taking pictures at 5:30 in the evening (as in LAST evening)! I barely had time to take these and get them edited for the post. But I will try to add some more pictures later. Thanks for sharing it!
Love it Stacy!! Thanks SO much for having me!!
Michael Wurm, Jr
This is awesome Stacy!! So excited to be a part of this series! Can't wait to see future posts with other bloggers.
Brillant idea! Wow, LOVE it Stacy!
Great idea! This is an exercise in thinking outside the box.
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles
Hi Stacy! Hopping over from Sarah's. What a smart idea, I never would have re-imagined that piece as a hanging vase!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins
I love it! I enjoyed seeing how you, Michael, and Stacy all had differing aesthetics with the same item. Thanks for sharing!
Ashley @ Cherished Bliss
I love what you did with yours! : ) So so cute.... and now I'm even more ready for spring! Such a fun series to see how different people use the same thing!
Interesting that all three of you did something with plants or flowers (or both). Personally, I think this triangle thingy would never make it into my house because I can't think of a thing I would want to do with it. But I do think your idea with filling the spaces with clear acrylic is clever and crafty. I can think of several things I have that are NOT waterproof that would make pretty vases if they were, and your "use acrylic" idea might be the very solution.
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
I just picked this up this weekend! I love what you did with it and turned it into something completely new! I was just gonna put it on my shelf as is but now I want to be creative! :)
Can you put the link to the pyramids? The one above doesn't take you to it. It's so cute...I want to order one :) but couldn't find it by just searching on target.com. Thanks!!
It is telling me that it is no longer available online. You might get lucky and find them in the stores. Target cycles through items so quickly!
So fun! I love what you created!
I am looking to buy one more Nate Berkus white decorative pyramid. I can't find them anywhere and need one more to
complete a set. Do you have one to sell me please!!!!???