Tuesday, July 15, 2014

simple solution for styling


If you're like me you tend to get stuck in decorating ruts, going for the same go-to
 items to style your tables and shelves - a tray, books, vase of flowers, sound familiar?
Here's an idea for you that looks unique and sophisticated and is super easy.
 If you think you can't style anything you're in for a surprise, anyone can do it with
 success, I promise!

A collection of solid color vases - while you're checking out the pretty styling
 keep in mind how easily it would be to amass a collection by thrifting.

The Doctor's Closet
Country Living
housebeautiful.com
 gardenandgun.com
celedonathome.com

plumprettysugar.tumblr.com
moroccanmaryam.typepad.com

homebunch.com
e-mag deco
 redonline.co.uk
phoebehoward.net

This is mine from a two years ago with a similar idea. It includes a lot of
Goodwill vases that have been painted.  

The key to thrifting for pieces is to keep an open mind, just look at the
shape and texture. Disregard any weird color and pattern because you
can paint right over it!

Have fun and if you try it let me know, I'd love to see it!  


17 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

great idea- especially for those who think they can't style! this wll help them build confidence to try something different, too!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Okay, I'm doing as you say!!!! I have 4 shelves next to my fireplace that have been empty since I built the bookcases, and I've thought about bringing in all my pitchers etc in there but I need a bigger grouping. I'm going to look around and see what I can spraypaint in my house and at my favorite thrift store! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia Konya said...

Love! I have a collection of white ones but no place to display them right now :(

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I love this idea Pam! All white or blue/white is always fabulous in my book!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Wonderful idea. A can of paint can do miracles in turning a pile of frogs into princes!

Calypso In The Country said...

I sometimes forget that when I see something in an ugly color that I can just paint it! Great ideas and beautiful inspiration photos!
-Shelley

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

I've been spray painting everything white lately...its really making sense in our home.

therelishedroost said...

Love all the simplicity of the collections yet they remain interesting!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Great idea! Now I'm thinking I should see if that vase that's not really my color is still available...

Rebecca Castleberry said...

Great inspirations! I always struggle finding the "right" things to put on display without it feeling too cluttered.
Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Great inspiration! My favorite is the blue and white ceramics - I'm a sucker for collections of those!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh my gosh Pam - they're ALL gorgeous - love that first photo with the shelves off the mantel !
Another obsession being born as I type - I can just " feel " it LOL
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Suzan

Mimi said...

Any updates on Lori's makeover? I am anxious--can you tell?

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Great tip and love your room.. it's right up there with Phoebe Howard's vignette! Love your wall and all your finds. xo Nancy

Vel Criste said...

Amen. I love it when items are grouped together!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Mimi - Thanks so much for asking, it's still in the works. We are jumping around from project to project at her home, she wanted to get her daughter's room finished so we've been concentrating on that. We did get her huge armoire out of the family room, and her coffee tables painted. I'll tell her the pressure is on! :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am trying to acquire more white items for my bookcases...Never thought to paint those things I love but are the wrong color....great idea...love your bookcase decor!

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