My Love is away today to a motorcycle convention with his buddies. And what does mama Songbird do when papa Songbird has flown the coop? Exactly she starts nesting. I was rummaging through cupboards and closets to see what I could come up with to give our radiator shelf a new look.
I found these black candlesticks that I found in the thriftshop years ago and painted black (they were originally a dodgy brown) and started to combine them with some other thrifted white porcelain candlesticks.
I liked the black and white look. So what else do I have? A little crown that is laying outside and starting to rust. Ok, quick fix-up with black spray paint. And while I am at it I spot this iron finial that is not serving any purpose anymore. I think that looks like a crown too, so under the spray paint it went.
This vignette is coming together. But I want a few more candlesticks. Way in the back of my hutch I found two iron candle sticks from Ikea (a long time ago). I haven’t used them for ages because I got tired of the look. Black spray paint to the rescue once more. Me likey!
But it was getting a bit to serious for my taste and the candles looked a bit naked so I added some tags (made from tags that I saved from some America Today purchases).
You know about my backup flowers don’t you? I have shown these flowers to you on my blog before. Look here they are in a summer table decoration I showed in July.
You didn’t notice them then did you? Well I don’t blame you. Here they are in full glory.
And this is how I ‘stage’ my little vignettes and spend a day when I have the house to myself. So what do you do when the man in the house is off to do some man-thing? Got your nesting groove on?
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.