I held onto these three flower bud vases for many months after our wedding. My dear friend, Jill, had lent them to us. I had intended on giving them back to her but at that point she and I were living in two different states and my trips to my hometown were starting to become infrequent. Sadly, that day never came. Jill, passed away unexpectedly one cold December morning.
A few weeks ago while looking for something in one of our guest room closets I layed eyes on the vases. Seeing them sitting there on a shelf wasn’t unusual; I’m in this closet at least once a week. But this time instead of allowing the sight of these objects to sadden me I decided I should do something with them. Jill would want that. You see Jill was the queen of DIY projects. I’m not just talking spray paint a frame and go on about your business type of DIY queen. I’m talking like thee ULTIMATE DIY QUEEN. It wasn’t uncommon for Jill’s husband to come home and find a wall knocked down in their house because she “decided that morning she wanted a bigger living room” or to drive up and see her painting a cobblestone mural down their sidewalk. All true stories. Jill’s DIY motto was “do it, and do it big”. So I’d like to think she would be happy that these vases are seeing the light of day again.
As you can see in only three easy steps I was able to dress these vases up and make them a little bit more unique. All I did was clean the vases, spray painted them, and then added a string of pearl beads to each vase with translucent jewelry string.
These vases look great sitting on our vanity in our bedroom and now I can look at them and they make me smile; something Jill would have wanted.
What sentimental objects to you have sitting around your home?