Valentine’s Day Decorating DIY to Vintage
You know I like to mix it up, and my Valentine’s Day holiday decor is a perfect example.
If you stick around long enough, you’ll recognize lots of my favorites popping up from season to season, sprinkled with a few vintage goodies… mix in a diy or two, shake and serve.
It’s my modus operandi.
My signature (decorating) cocktail if it were.
There are two new changes in the sun room.
One – Before Christmas, I finally broke-down and painted the fence board counter white. I’d been toying with it for awhile and it was time. I’m just such a white girl, I can’t help it! I’ve still got an aqua loving heart.. but it’ll have to be satisfied with decor items I can change out now.
While I love, loved the aqua, it wasn’t always easy to decorate around. I like to change things too much to be locked into any one color on something so large. And permanent. So I took a deep breath and painted it. You can see back then, I didn’t have all the shelves under the counter for storage. It’s really morphed over the years and adapted to fit our needs.
As you can see from the graphic above… I’ve got an aversion to wasted space.
Just sitting there. Empty… doing nothing. (so lazy!)
Jimmy made the shelves in no time and had them installed.
– you can find the tutorial and more info by clicking here.
Very basic. Very simple to put up!
And two – I made a drop-cloth curtain. I meant to share a before and after of the new paint and curtain on it’s own, because to me it’s feels so different, but… I didn’t. Christmas happened, we had company… and time just got away from me. I’m super pleased with it though, so thanks for hanging in there with me while I sort of “mini” revealed it, on the sly.
Anyhow, back to Valentine’s Day.
And let me introduce you to my new to me vintage scale.
I shared a peek on social media so you may have gotten a look already of my quick cell-phone pic.
I’d been eye-balling it for months, but telling myself I absolutely did not need it.
It took all of about 5 minutes for me to cave once I pointed it out to my mom and she said “Oh Shannon, you need that, let’s get it for your birthday“. Thanks mom!! No really, thanks. I love it. It’s super unique and so perfectly at home on the counter top in the sun room.
Getting it there? Another story. You know how they made stuff to last in those days?
Yeah. It weighs a kajillion pounds.
We got it in fine, but resorted to using furniture sliders to get it into position! The counter top is bar height and we just could not lift it and put it farther back at the same time.
Whoever came up with those slider gizmos? Thank you a million times over. Mwah!
My mom helped me get all of the Christmas decor put away while she was here. What a blessing.
I swear with two, it goes at least four times as fast. We started in.. and “poof” about 4-5 hours later, done.
A few days later, we crafted and fiddled and decided to pop up the V-day stuff. It was fun decorating with her. We don’t get to do that very often.
My mom showed me how to make the tiny crowns.
You know how I love GLITTER.
It was super fun to be able to use the vintage glass bead garlands I got on our trip up to Seattle to see Austin play too. I knew when I bought them they would be showing up for V-day. I think they were made by the Shiny Brite ornament folks.
They are super delicate and just delicious!!
I got them at the same place as the tiny ornaments. I don’t do “pink” Christmas but I’m so tickled to have them for this holiday.
It was a little shop called Brown Derby Antiques in Tumwater, Wa. (4800 Cap Blvd SE to be exact)
The gals were so, so nice. The kind that chat… and go to the back and pull out totes they don’t have unpacked yet so they can show you the vintage glass garlands (because you say why no, I’ve never seen those before) and then you love them and of course must buy some!
Funny.. I didn’t think I had much to say.
I know. I am such a talker! Always have been.
So anyhow… blah-blah “pink stuff”… glitter… cute… the end.
Click HERE to learn how to make the pretty pink candles I showed you.
Just like the Christmas version, but you know.. all hearts&flowers and such. You can link-up and share your budget V-day crafts, decor and recipes OR visit and get ideas! Anything Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Target dollar bins, Michael’s bins… etc. Basically anything budget friendly. Hope to see you and I’ll remind you again. ~Shannon