Now that I've shared our recent headboard transformation (http://www.interiorfrugalista.com/2013/05/its-not-door-anymore.html), I thought I would share some close-up shots of the vignettes I created throughout the master bedroom. We'll start with the mantle on the headboard...
I love the French book boxes I picked up at Homesense. They're perfect for tucking away things like the television remote, eye masks, or...well in my case, ear plugs. Hey, I'd never get any sleep otherwise!
I've had this pretty heart shaped paper weight for years. I think it looks so pretty hanging on the wall!
These white washed wooden candlesticks sat on the dresser for years but they look so pretty on the mantle now.
I picked these frames up for a song many years ago at a now defunct discount store. I love the pretty embossed paper mats. Instead of pictures I bought a Toile de Jouy fabric remnant for $2.50 and cut out four different scenes. I stretched them over heavy cardboard and fastened them with staples. The glass protects them from dust and helps hold them tightly in place. The other two are hanging in the adjacent master bathroom.
This little vignette sits on top of the hutch. The Lumière was a pewter color so I gave it a couple coats of chalk paint in pure white, distressed the edges and applied a light coat of clear soft wax. The apothecary jar is filled with paper roses, rose petals, and white washed driftwood.
The picture frame used to be gold. I dry brushed the top of the filigree with pure white chalk paint so the recessed parts still revealed the gold. I then distressed the rest of the frame, again revealing some of the gold underneath.
I was so excited when I discovered this graphic on a sheet of my vintage scrapbooking paper. It echoes the pattern of the new linens perfectly!
Last but not least I dug up the very tarnished antique silver tray that I had tucked away inside the china cabinet. After a good polish, I repurposed it here on top of the dresser. A little glam to go with the crystal lamp (not shown) on the opposite end of the dresser!
I don't know about you guys, but I have such fun creating little vignettes around the house. The décor in our house is constantly getting moved from room-to-room as the mood strikes me!