November 6, 2008

Feathering my Nest

I recently received this photo in my in-box from my dear friend.  She is the one who took me on an adventure this summer to find the perfect black fabric .  She bought me my fabulous black mirror, and she found this adorable fabric that day.  It has elegant little green frogs with red dots.  It is perfect for her bonus room windows.  

She has a knack for details and I always get such great ideas from her.  Take for instance this wreath she added to the window.  Nice touch!
So I stole her idea and did this:

I added this feather wreath.  
I had been eyeing them for several months but I wasn't willing (or able) to spend $20 on it.  But I happened upon this one (on sale!) at Micheals.  I added the weekly 40% off coupon and paid pennies for it.  Since the mirror was so large and heavy, I wanted to soften it a bit.
To hang it, I simply added some ribbon and tacked it to the wall with a pin.  Yes, a simple dress pin did the trick.  Brawny little thing!
The black ribbon is just looped around the whole wreath:
I just love the softness and texture it adds to the bold black framed mirror.  
The best ideas are borrowed from good friends!


Rambling Girl said...

Your right about that! Love the feather wreath! I use pins also to hang things. My hubby does not like lots of holes in the wall, well I don't either so those pins work great.

Sandy Toes said...

I love that!!! That is such a great that wreath and your curtains!!!
How fun!
-sandy toes

Tricia Anne said...

What adorable fabric! It adds a classy and whimsical touch! Frogs! Too cute! Your feather wreath is the perfect touch for your mirror. It softens it nicely. And so clever about the ribbon and pinning it right above! You have me thinking! I have a giant, come with the house bathroom mirror that does not have a frame! A pretty wreath in the middle would be a lovely touch. Thanks for the idea! And thank you to your friend for sharing the picture of her valances! My compliments. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Gigi said...

You know it's perfect.
The icing on the cake!!

Sarah said...

I love the wreath! I think I am going to have to make a trip to Michael's!

Chris said...

Hooray for friends we can steal from! I am IN love with that wreath. I'm off to Michael's this weekend, that's for sure! It looks so nice on the mirror. Good job!

The Berry's Patch said...

You're right, it does add softness to the mirror. This would be perfect for my large mirror in the living room. I'm going to keep my eye out for a feather wreath. Love those colors too. :-)

Laurie said...

It looks very pretty and it really does soften the look. Nice job!

Handmade Housewife... said...

That's adorable! I've been planning to do the feather wreath/mirror thing for a while over our couch...but I don't have either. Still on the hunt for those :) A monogrammed wreath would look cute on your friend's window too. I just saw one in Ballards and Kimba did a post on them yesterday I think. 2 great ideas!! Thanks.


Darlene said...

I LOVE that feathered wreath and where you hung it.....BEAUTIFUL!

Suzanne said...

Very cute! And you will think of your fun girl's trip when you look at the mirror.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I love your wreath! It looks awesome on that mirror.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Love the feathered wreath. And hey, what are friends for if we can't steal and idea here or there?



Lacy said...

I have a red feather wreath like that for Christmas that I want to do that to on a mirror!!!!! Thanks! Looks great!

Karen said...

Love it.
What is at the base of that wreath?
Are they mounted on a wreath form?
I also love your grapevine wreath...Do you make them? If so, where do you find the grapevine?
Sorry for all the questions.
You have inspired me to spiff up around my nest.