A LITTLE GREEN || adding new {magnolia} life to an old wreath

When we moved {a few months ago} I did a lot of purging.  It felt so good.  We accumulate so much stuff!  I don't know if you are like this, but when we moved and lived out of boxes for the first few weeks, I realized how little we needed.  As we remodel our home, I am working at cleaning and organizing as we go.

As I am slowly starting to decorate some of the rooms, I am working hard at re-purposing items I already own.  It's so easy to go buy new {which I seem to do a little too often}.  I am really going to push myself to be creative with what I already own!


I was cleaning the storage shed last week and just about tossed this wreath into the burn pile.  It survived the 'purge and move' but it was just taking up space and I was ready to toss it.


I changed my mind set and tried to think of how I could fall in love with this little darling of a wreath.  So, I loaded the girls into the car and we ran to the store in search of some artificial flowers….which can be tough since some look we too artificial.  Especially when I didn't want to have to leave our little town of McMinnville in search of   fake greens.


Believe it or not, I found some decent magnolia stems and leaves at Wal-Mart.  I directed the flower stems, and hot glued the leaves and one of the  flowers to the wreath. It gives it a little personality, and I spent $10 and less than 10 minutes on the project.


We are looking at tile to resurface the fireplace.  My top two contenders are...




both are from Pratt and Larson.  If you haven't been to Pratt and Larson and you are thinking of adding tile in your home, it is my absolute favorite place to purchase tile.  They have a 'seconds' store which is fabulous for smaller projects.  Their tile is hand made and B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!


I am slowly adding accessories here and there.  I have a few bigger projects I want to tackle for the living room, but I need to steal doors from the house and a dresser that's being used to hold our tv.  So, I will wait until my new doors are installed and the basement is finished.  All in good time….at least that is what I keep telling myself ;-)

Have a lovely weekend!