One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of sap buckets in Vermont. I was antiquing last week and hundreds of these sap buckets were sitting in front of a store.The sap buckets were only $4.00 each so I grabbed a couple. I have a tall mirror above the sofa in our living room and I thought about giving the mirror and the sap buckets a makeover.
This is a before picture of the mirrorI painted the mirror with one coat of Miss Mustard Seed ‘Grain Sack’ and added a second coat of ‘Farmhouse White’ with a stencil brush to enhance the amazing detail work of the mirror.
This is how the mirror looks nowI still love the look of ironstone plates on each side of the mirror but I was ready to try something new for the holidays. When I saw those sap buckets, I immediately thought of turning them into wall planters and hanging them on each side of the mirror. I love the combination of white and greenery so I painted them white and put some fresh pine, cedar, hemlock, spruce, and juniper clippings in each bucket. I also added some branches from our crabapple tree.I hung a burlap Christmas wreath on the mirror. I am adding some red to my holiday décor this year. I kept my Fall decorations pretty neutral and I am excited to add touches of red throughout our home this Christmas. I am still working on this area of our living room and I will be back soon with more pictures and holiday projects.Winter is looooong in Vermont and our gardening season is too short. I like to add greenery indoors and if you are like me and running out of floor space to add new plants, go vertical and hang some wall planters this holiday.
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