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Rustic Easter Centerpiece
Old Weathered Paint Pallet
Skill Saw or Saw
Antique Dresser Drawer Pulls/ Handles
Instant Rust activator by Modern Masters
Acid Resistant brush
8 potted mini daffodils
Find an old weathered Paint Pallet. As we own a paint store we have lots
stored out in the back. This one was buried in the dirt and needed to be
rebuilt to create our planter box.
Use skill saw to cut at the bottom of the first board of the pallet.
Use crowbar to pull off additional board to nail to the cut end to create
a base for the planter. And in our case we needed another piece to create
the other side of the planter.
Apply Instant rust activator with an acid resistant brush to the metal
drawer pulls and wait 15 minutes for it to react. Another coat can be
applied. Depending on the metal of your drawer pull it will create a
different patina. Ours were brass so the affect was a patina look, while
iron or steel would rust.
Drill holes for the drawer pulls and attach with screws to each end of the
planter, creating handles for the planter.
The pallet creates two boxes 3 3/8″ wide by 19″ long.
Insert 4 Mini potted daffodils into each side.
Fill holes with moss. I just grabbed some down by the river behind our store.
An easy project in less than an hour created a beautiful rustic Easter
Happy Easter from all of us at Mountain Home Décor!
Benjamin Moore inspired colours:
426 Fresh Grass
OC-126 Easter Lily
HC-105 Rockport Gray
Dressing Up the Colour of the Year
Just as you accessorize your favourite outfit to either dress it up or down, you can also make your wall colour stand out or fade away by introducing different accent colours to accessorize it.
Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the year for 2015 is Guilford Green (HC-116). This silvery gray green is becoming forefront as the go to neutral colour for your walls. While normally you would think of whites, grays or beiges as neutral colours, this soft shade of gray green has earned its stage presence as a perfect neutral backdrop to showcase your home accessories.
When combining different accessories with Guilford green, this colour can take on a gray tone and fade off into the background or can pop showing off its warmer green hue. If you want this colour to pop, try combining it with crisp white with either black or navy accents. If you are looking to showcase your wall try painting your trim, doors & windows gloss black. With crisp white furniture and black & white décor accessories your wall colour will shine. For a fresh beachy or nautical feel in your room combine white and navy decor accents with Guilford green walls and it will bring out the warmer side of this colour. If a softer look is what you are trying to achieve, soft pinks and cream accessories will bring out the soft gray green in your walls. And by introducing gray accents and furniture it brings out the muted gray tone.
My favourite look is combining Guilford Green with soft whites and tans. This light airy look brings natures neutral as the backdrop and when blended with the textures of wicker, linen , sisal and the natural elements of wood and greenery, the silvery green tone ties together the nature outside and brings it inside your space.
Benjamin Moore Colours:
HC-116 Guilford Green
CC-40 Cloud White
CSP-255 Wicker Basket
CSP-975 Walk on the Beach
Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC.
RECLAIMED PALLET TRAY
A pallet that has qualities you would like to see in your tray. Old, beaten up or smooth and finished.
Pencil for marking lengths.
Wood glue, screws and screw driver.
Water based clear coat such as Benjamin Moore’s Stays Clear in Low Luster. Or Benjamin Moore paint in a pearl or semi-gloss.
A brush for the clear coat or paint.
Two handles, knobs or drawer pulls.
- Decide how long you would like your tray to be. Measure and mark three planks of your favorite looking pieces of wood from the pallet. 18” to 20” will be proportionate to 3 boards across.
- Cut where marked. Sand edges.
- Place these three pieces of plank together and measure how wide they are when side by side.
- Use this measurement to cut two more planks. Sand edges.
- Place the two pieces of wood across each end of the three pieces of wood. Glue and screw these from the underside of the tray.
- Clear coat or paint the tray. Two coats minimum.
- Once the tray is totally dry attach the handles.
And voila! A cool tray is born.
Rich jewel tones are continuing as a big trend in home decor this season, packing a dramatic punch when paired with a black and white scheme and accented with brass or gold. A deep forest green is an amazing colour to add a sense of moody glamour to your space. This trend can be executed on both small and large scales, from accessories to a space painted in deep green with a corresponding velvet sofa (featured in the top photo, third from the left).
How would you add this home trend to your space?
Try Benjamin Moore: Chimichurri CSP-810 or Salamander 2050-10.
Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 1. Faux book set, 2. Gold decorative wall spikes, 3. Black and gold pendant fixture, 4. Plant, 5. Deep green sofa, 6. Silk pillows, 7. Assorted glass vases.
Fashion and home decor trends go hand-in-hand, whatever is popular on the runway will quickly become popular in home decor. The Spring + Summer 2013 runway shows featured many bold and graphic trends, however the ethereal laser cut detailing from designers such as Valentino and Christian Dior make for amazing summer home decor inspiration.
Laser cut detailing has become a growing trend over the past 5 years due to the advances and availability of laser cutting technology. These fine cut out details were present in past designs such as eyelet and crochet, but the precise nature of a laser cut design is what makes this trend so current. Here we have featured home decor pieces inspired directly from the fashion runways to take this trend into your home!
Try Benjamin Moore Wedding Veil 2125-70 for a crisp white and try these pastels for accent colours, Daytona Peach 079 + Jack Frost 729!
Fashion Images: 1. SS’13 Balmain, 2. SS’12 Louis Vuitton, 3. SS’13 Valentino, 4. SS’13 Dona Karan, 5. SS’13 Moschino, 6. SS’13 Christian Dior, 7. SS’13 Diesel.
Product Images: 1. Baroque inspired acrylic trays, 2. White ceramic cut out stool, 3. Brass geometric pendant light, 4. Decorative ceramic spheres, 5. Laser cut floral chair, 6. Bright yellow detailed jar, 7. Floral decorative knobs, 8. Circular detailed bowl, 9. White lantern set, 10. Brass laser cut hurricanes.
Lemon Sorbet, is our Benjamin Moore Colour Of The Month. Lemon Sorbet has been named Benjamin Moore’s colour of 2013! Lemon Sorbet is part of the Colour Preview : ‘A collection of bold, saturated colours that brings spaces to life for those looking to illuminate their world with pure, extraordinary colour. Colour Preview offers a collection of 1,232 hues that excite and inspire with pure, deep, clear colours that create striking combinations’. This pale yellow hue looks amazing when paired with white and shades of grey. My favourite combination is Lemon Sorbet 2019-60 & Timber Wolf 1600.
How would you incorporate Lemon Sorbet into your home decor? This could be a great jumping off point for a fresh spring decor scheme!