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Happy Hour : Spring Vases

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Every been in a restaurant when it turns "Happy Hour?"  You notice the mood instantly changes as everyone is ready for fun.  Whenever I'm having a Bad Hair Day, my cure is always a personal Happy Hour.  Of course, I'm hopeless addicted to interiors; so for me, this hour is all about decorating.  

In this new series, we'll look at some quick and happy mood changers for our very own Happy Hour. Each should take about an hour - a mere 60 minutes - to perk up our minds and our rooms. Let's get the party started.

Have you noticed?  White vases are suddenly everywhere.  Springtime fresh, white vases bring a modern, crisp look to any room.  And, they're easy to find - you'll see in dollar stores and IKEA.  You can even make them yourself but more of that in a minute.  First, let's look at how great they can look in any room.
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A collection of white vases.
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White freshens a darker wood.
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What could be more welcoming than this entry?
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Spring display on a dining table.
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Experiment with different heights on a mantel.
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Large pot filled with spring flowers.
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Vases corralled in a metal tray.
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Budding branch in a large vase.
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A collection of white vases modernizes an antique chest.
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Small vases and candle sticks filled with flowers.
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Living room tray with white vases.
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Peony-filled pitcher in a romantic bedroom.
Thanks to Jennifer for bringing this springtime look to my attention.  Here's her amazing spring mantel - white pots filled with plants from Trader Joe's.
Around here, our living room mantel with a small jade (a gift from Kimberly) and a round vase (99 Cents Store) filled with Turkey Buzzard feathers left on our deck.
Now for the fun.  For this Happy Hour, grab a can of white spray paint to create your own white vases. 
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Old florist glass vases are the perfect candidates for a spray of white.
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Ceramic vases transformed after a spray.  Most everyone has some mismatched ceramics - if not, find them at tag sales.  Here's to a fresh life for forgotten vases.  Hope you enjoy your Happy Hour.  XOX
top photo : drivenbydecor.com

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  • Hi Suzanne – I look forward to hearing about your vase transformations!

    Kathleen on
  • wow now this project i think i can handle!!! I do have a few miss matched pots!
    Thanks for the spring inspiration!

    Suzanne May on
  • Can’t wait to see what you come up with, Ruthie!

    Kathleen on
  • Oh boy!!!
    Another project…I will begin digging in cupboards for items to spray white
    Great idea
    Loved this one

    Ruthann on

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