Despite the snow, I had Easter on my mind all weekend.
I was eager to transform that old green shelf I showed you a few days ago.
I primed it earlier in the week.
Saturday morning we were snowed in so I could not get out to buy paint. Instead I shopped the basement to find a color. I had a tiny amount of a very bright yellow. It was way too bright, so I mixed in a couple cups of the white primer until I had a workable yellow color.
Yes, I painted it right in the family room with just a blanket thrown over the carpet. That's living dangerously when you're as sloppy a painter as I am!
This morning DH helped me screw in my eye hooks (I think that's what they are) and then I went to work bringing my vision to life.
Here's a reminder of what I started with:
and now I have this:
It's an Easter egg display shelf! I thought it would be a new way to display some of the real eggs I decorated over twenty years ago. I am getting tired of doing big egg trees.
I made this blue jean bunny a long time ago, too and I still love her all decked out in her pink bandana holiday skirt.
she has a nest of eggs on the top of her hat.
I put some Easter grass in the sled coffee table and added some of my quilt-themed decorated eggs.
I think the grass is too green, so I am probably going to switch it out to purple and pink. I also removed the red sofa slipcovers and am back to pastels.
I have enjoyed the weekend at home. I have cooked/baked a bit and did a tiny bit of cleaning. I still have a major mess with the Easter decorations. I may putter around a bit more with them today.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.