Just before Christmas I showed you how I decorated my dining room niche for the Christmas season. You can view that here. But when the Christmas decorations came down it started collecting silly little things again including candles and paint chips and photographs that I don’t have a home for. But with Valentine’s Day coming up in exactly one week I thought this would be a great opportunity to change things up again in here.
I despise this niche. You know how some people gain weight in the hips and others gain weight in the thighs or the stomach? Well this niche is my problem area (along with my chin). I do not know what to do with this space. It always just becomes an area for chotchkies. Whatever I try nothing seems quite right. A mass collection of pictures in funky frames would be cool but I feel like I’ve got enough photos everywhere else around our house that this would just be overload. But because Valentine’s Day is fast approaching (just one week from today) I thought this would be a good opportunity to change things up, at least just temporarily. It gives me something new to look at for the next week or two while I brainstorm for a more permanent display.
This is nothing fancy. I didn’t purchase a single thing for this. It literally took me all of 30 seconds to put together. Because Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to get all sappy and juicy I made it a shrine of the husband and I including a few photos from our wedding, a photo from our first roadtrip together down the Oregon Coast, and our wedding cake toppers.
I wrapped strings of jute around the mason jars for some added texture then using paint chips in shades of red and pink I cut out hearts, hearts, and more hearts.
And maybe the husband will surprise me with a few white tulips (or pink, I’m not picky) to pop in those mason jars for some extra height *hint hint wink wink* and just for something nice to look at.
And since there just aren’t enough hearts around in my niche I just had to make this heart banner that is strung across our tv unit identical to the one I made for our store display here.
Does your house get decorated for Valentine’s Day? What do you do to add some festive cheer?