Spring decorating...

Welcome to part 1 of Spring Decorating on a Budget!

Decorating definitely does not have to be expensive.  We've been in our home for less than a year, so I still have a lot of decorating to do! Instead of spending a huge amount of money, I came up with some ideas to add to my decor without spending a ton!

I finally started some Spring decorating! My first project was shelf decor, this time by the front door. My original inspiration for this project was from Christina's Adventures Winter Dollar Store Wall Art. In her project, she found some wooden plaques at the Dollar Store, and painted over them for some winter wall decor!  Since I had a few of those wooden plaques left that I didn't use, I'm putting them to use for Spring Dollar store wall decor!

I decided to give stenciling a try! I found some blue craft paint at Michael's (I got Apple Barrel by Plaid, and the color is called "cloudless") along with some white paint.  I picked the pattern I wanted to use for the stencil. Stencil and painting experts probably don't have this problem, but for me (a stenciling beginner), there was a lot of post-stencil touch-up involved using a small paintbrush, to make it look really good!

Here it is drying...

And here it is up on my shelf, with some added spring color, bright pink!!
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  1. I really like that.

  2. Adorable...love the color you chose!

  3. Your stencil turned out lovely. I found you on blog hop and I'm now following you. I would appreciate it if you would follow me back. Tx

  4. Aw, so cute. Very fresh looking!

    I would love for you to follow my blog too so that we can share ideas!

    Your newest follower,
    Val @ http://cookcraftcrocheting.blogspot.com/

  5. That is adorable. Would you be willing to share this tutorial over at the CSI Project in April? I am looking for great stenciling projects because we are having a stencil challenge.
    Let me know.

  6. This is so beautiful! I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  7. This is fun! I love how simple, yet gorgeous it is. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Visiting from Transformation Thursday. I absolutely love this project and you are truly talented!

    Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend.



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