I meant to get my winter decor out a couple weeks ago. But the hallway wainscoting took longer than I thought, so I have decided to skip ahead to Valentine's Day. Because then instead of looking like I'm behind, I will totally look like I am organized and ahead of the game. Who's with me?
I actually love decorating for Valentine's Day, because it is the one holiday in which all of the decorations are totally girly. Yippee!
Hearts. . . ruffles. . . pink. . . lace. . . red. . . roses. . . chocolate. What's not to love? And no, I don't decorate with chocolate. Not that you couldn't. I just prefer eating it.
Since I am focusing most of my efforts on DIY projects around the house, I don't have a lot of time for craft projects. I needed something that was really quick to throw together. I remembered a plate that I've had for like forever. I bought it at a yard sale for 50 cents. Lovely, no?
No, it's not lovely. It's actually quite hideous. But when I saw those little cutouts on the edges, I thought they would be cute with ribbon woven through them. So I bought it. And spray painted it white.
Then it sat on my desk for (so embarrassing to admit this) 7 months. Yes, 7 months. Every time I would clean I'd pick it up, dust under it and think "I need to finish this." And then I'd get busy with other stuff and forget. And it would get buried again.
But miracle of miracles, my ugly little plate is ugly no more. I cut out a "14" in black vinyl, and wove some red ribbon around it. Here it is now in all it's Valentine's Day glory!
Ah, the magic of spray paint!!