4.15.2014

floral ampersand

If you remember our recent bathroom makeover, you might remember this pretty little nugget. 



I'm totally in love with it although it has given me some issues. I first got the idea via Elise. Her version was alive and incredibly, incredibly gorgeous. But I have a black thumb and new this would never be an option for me. I saw her project and it sat in the back of my mind for a few months.

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Then, I found the same ampersand sign for clearance at Target. I can never resist that red sticker, guys. So I did what any sane person would do and bought it and continued to spend way too much on fake succulents to fill it with.



I filled it up with floral foam which was incredibly messy! I tried to not leave many gaps although the photo below has some large ones that were later filled. 


I bought succulents on sale at Michaels. I also bought a few fake plants [the bushy potted kind] and broke those apart. Those were the best for filling in after I placed the larger "blooms."



It was pricier than I expected and we have to keep the door shut thanks to Lola's extreme interest in it. But it makes me smile every time I see it :) Thanks, Elise


17 comments:

  1. I'll never understand why cats are interested in fake plants ;) Mine are too. Weirdos ;)
    I love this idea though and it looks fabulous.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful. I love how you arranged everything. Great eye.

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  3. This is absolutely amazing!!!!! Everyone is going to want one of these babies! Great job!!!

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  4. You did an amazing job! Absolutely love this.

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  5. It looks so great! I actually have an ampersand that I can fill up! It's looking really empty right now up on the mantel. :)

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    1. Awesome! You could always do colorful flowers too or something else!

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  6. This looks so great! Definitely don't let a potential buyer talk you into leaving this with the house... :)

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    1. Thanks Brit! My best friend has already claimed it for when I move!

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  7. SUPER cool and beautifully executed!
    Kelly @ View Along the Way

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  8. I was sure I was signed up to your blog on Bloglovin and that you just weren't posting. Then I came here and realized I wasn't. All fixed now and I have some catching up to do!
    I love this ambersand. What a great idea. You know how I love a good fake arrangement ;) This looks so realistic. I love it!

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    1. No problem Katja- I enjoyed reading all your comments :)

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  9. That is a great idea. It looks amazing! It really looks realistic, I never thought these are fake plants!?
    great job!

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  10. Oh I love that! How creative! It looks great.

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  11. This is so creative and it looks real, too!

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