It’s time for a new monthly chalkboard quote!
If you are new to this blog, I like to share a new quote on my chalkboard every month. Sometimes the quote is simple, but other times (like now), I will decorate around the chalkboard for the season.
And I have to confess: This vignette is bordering on ‘too busy’ for me.
But once I started to work on one element, I kept thinking: “It would be so cute to make ___ to go with it.” And this corner of my kitchen evolved into what you see here!
To keep things semi-simple, I knew I wanted a centerpiece of several white pitchers. I filled one of them with flowers.
Don’t you just love tulips in the spring? Tulips are by far one of my favorite flowers! (Total side note, but if we got married in the spring, I was going to carry tulips. But, alas, our wedding was in the fall and I ended up carrying roses.)
This time of year I have a hard time resisting a bouquet of tulips from the grocery store. I love them in this white pitcher! I stole the other pitchers from my creamware collection. (The small one is from Ikea, the medium sized one from Home Goods and the large one I found at a thrift store.)
It was a lot of fun making the decor around the chalkboard.
I searched high and low for some simple and graphic floral plates for spring. But I could not find anything I liked.
Then I thought: I should just paint my own. But I could not find 4 simple white plates either. I had some plain square plates in my hands at a home store, but did not feel like spending $3 per plate when I planned to paint them!
So I figured – why not decorate cheap square tiles instead?
And while I’m at it, why not make some pennants to go with them?
I carefully painted each flower, using a foam brush. I mixed the bright green and white paint together to get a shade of apple green that matched my paper pennants.
I wanted to use the picture hanging strips that I typical use to hang plates on my wall.
To make sure I had a clean and smooth surface for the strips, I took some scrap balsa wood and super glued them to the back of the tiles. That gave me a flat surface to use the picture hanging strips.
And the white accents (the plates, the pitchers) help temper all the color and pattern. I love the preppy pink and green together. (I’m embracing pink this season, remember?)
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