Grandmillennial style has been a big design trend throughout 2020 and continues to be on the rise. It is a throwback to more of a classic, nostalgic, traditional style adding a modern twist. Moving away from the current minimalist to a maximalism aesthetic. A few of the elements found in this style are needle point pillows, fine china, florals, wicker, embroidered linens, classic wallpaper, ruffles, pleated lampshades, antiques, vintage collections and textiles with lots of pattern and bold colour.
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An inexpensive way to try this design style is to hit your local thrift store for lots of vintage finds. Here are a few items I found at my local Salvation Army Thrift store that work with this design aesthetic.
Thrifting for Grandmillenial elements is a fabulous way to try out this nostalgic trend. Make sure to hit your local thrift store. Happy thrifting!
I love adding candles into my holiday decor, it’s festive and adds warmth into your space. I found these candle holders at my local Salvation Army, perfect for a fun snowy candle holder DIY. Here is how you can easily create this DIY just in time for the holidays.
After cleaning your candle holders, use your paint brush to apply a thick layer of Modge Podge. Work in small areas as the Modge Podge dries quickly.
Pour some Epsom salts on your wax paper. Gently roll your candle holder with the wet Modge Podge into your Epsom salt.
Repeat step one and two until your candle holder is covered with epsom salts. Make sure to add more to spots that were missed.
Wrap the jute rope around the mouth of your candle holder and tie it off. Add glue if you need to keep it in place. Add glue to the knot to place your clippings of spruce or cedar and your holiday berries.
To add more of a dramatic impact create a set to make a dramatic display on your mantel or dining room table. Happy thrifting!
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Do you love the cool muted tones of Seaglass? Seaglass decor replicates the look of worn glass found on the beach. It can be expensive to purchase at decor stores but you can easily imitate the look using Dixie Belle Paint. Here is how you can easily complete this gorgeous effect.
Choose glassware that has a slightly rounded shape. Here are a few examples that would work.
Your local thrift store is a great source to find vases if you don’t have any on hand. Give it a good clean with White Lightening to remove any dirt.
Using wax paper as your paint palette, pour a small amount of your blue or green and white paint. For this DIY, I am using the colour Mermaid Tail and Cotton. Use either your finger or a brush, mix the colours together. To create a soft coastal colour, you will need a ratio of about 3:1 of your white paint or higher.
Once you have mixed the perfect shade for your seaglass, take your shop rag and hold the four sides of your rag leaving it bunched up in the middle. Your shop rag is the key to achieving your Seaglass look.
Dab a small amount of paint on your shop rag and then dab off the excess until there is only a minimal amount of paint left.
Start by dabbing the bottom of your vase with your shop rag, moving towards the top of the glass. Make sure you are applying a very light amount of paint. If too much paint is applied you will get more of a rustic look and it will take more time to dry. Continue moving up and down your vase until you have completed your first layer of paint.
Once it’s dry to the touch, you can apply your second coat.
Crumple up a new shop rag, dab it into your Dixie Belle White paint and wipe off excess. Start by lightly dabbing the white around the bottom rim of the glass. Slowly moving, and blending as you go. Do the same step around the top of the vase.
Step 6 (optional)
To give it an authentic sea crusted look, brush some Modge Podge to the top rim and bottom of your vase. Place a small amount of Epsom salts on some wax paper. Gently roll the Epsom salts in the areas with the Modge Podge. Let dry for about 30 minutes.
Wrap some jute rope around the top.
That’s it, you have created Seaglass decor! You just need to find the perfect spot to showcase it. Head over to Dixie Belle Paint Company to find the perfect paint colour for your Seaglass. Happy painting!
I have a confession, I have a bit of an addiction to thrifted glassware. It is an inexpensive way to decorate and can be easily changed up for each season. The holiday season is here and I wanted to create a festive landscape using glassware I thrifted from the Salvation Army thrift store. Here is what you need to make one.
Give your glassware a good clean to remove any dirt or residue.
Place all of your materials on your table. This will help you keep track of what you have to add to your festive landscape.
That’s it! This is such an easy and beautiful DIY to do. Next time you hit your local thrift store make sure to check out the glassware section. Happy thrifting!