Monday, September 5, 2011

life buoy wreath

I started out with a standard straw wreath and this:

Bought at Aldi (!) in spring when they carried garden items.

But scince we have a teak front door (at least for now - but that is another post),
I wanted it to pop a little more and painted the wreath with some diluted white paint.

Now it reminded me of these traditional plaster used on broken arms  :o

But then it suddenly remided me of a rustic life buoy!
And with our surname being very nautical and living a stonecast from the sea, I always can go for a costal look.

But I wanted it to look rather vintage than kitchy coastal ;)

I first tried this - but ended up like that:

I think it looks better on the wall on the side of the door, though.

Find more wreath inspiration here:


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love that you thought to paint it! It looks great...really like a life buoy. :) Visiting from The Nester's Wreath party. Hope you'll visit my post too!

Anne said...

I love the rustic nautical look - it's beautiful!

refresh reStyle said...

I love this, what a great idea!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

You are so refreshing to read. You make me chuckle. Was your Aldi in Germany when you went for a visit to your folk's home? We have some Aldi stores here in the states. Love them because they simplify shopping. It's funny you wrote that after you painted the wreath white it looked like a plaster cast because I thought the very same thing before I read your comment. And I was thinking of telling you that you should link up with The Nester...and then I didn't need to say anything...because you did! Yay! It's truly fresh and original.

I enjoy stopping by and seeing what you are doing to make your home a sanctuary for Mr. Viking and the children. God bless you.

Margitta said...

Thank you so much, basketladydi!!! Yes, it was at Aldi in germany - we don't have Aldi in Norway...

Completely Coastal said...

I'm so loving this wreath!!