This summer I was thrilled and touched when my father-in-law invited me to go through her massive boxes of craft supplies and take what I wanted. So I happily inherited a huge amount of acrylic paints with a snazzy rotating rack and some other things, including a set of wooden eggs. I knew then what I would do with them! So I feel like my sweet mother-in-law would be happy to know her paint, brushes, and eggs were all used to make something pretty just as she would have!
I used blue, white, ivory, and dark brown acrylic paint. I just used the white to lighten the blue and the ivory. The eggs are just wood and I didn't need to prime or anything.
I applied several coats of paint and tried to make it as smooth as possible. They aren't perfect, of course.
I used a small, short paint brush to apply the speckles. I just dipped it in the paint and ran my thumb over the bristles so it splattered on the eggs. Um, don't do this in your kitchen on the counter next to your china serving dishes. Just trust me. Do it in a box or the sink.
Remember the bed crown I made out of a planter? Well, this was the coco liner that I removed to do that. I just cut it into a circle that would fit inside my container.
I squished it in and tucked in some sticks to make it look more "nesty."
Sweet and springy!
And here are a few other little snips of spring!
|A few soft blue and white plates and a bird print in the entry|
|A new springy excerpt from a poem for our hallway chalkboard|
Have you started adding bits of spring to your decor?