While I’m not really one to limit myself to a particular “theme” for a room, my daughter’s bedroom has, by default, ended up with a bit of a “woodland creatures” theme. We call her Bunny (no one knows why, it just came out one day when she was a baby, and it stuck) so I bought a bunny painting at Ross for her room, and things just went from there. Later, when she needed a small lamp, I found an adorable ceramic owl night light, and thus, a theme was born.
So, when I saw this owl candle holder at Home Goods on Clearance for $3.50, I knew it had to be Jovie’s. I assume that it was marked so low because there was once a candle inside and/or it could be interpreted as either autumn or Christmas decor. Either way, I tossed that baby in my cart with a smile. This would be perfect for the Clearance Challenge I was excited to be a part of once more.
A while back, I bought these artificial ferns on Amazon. I only needed one for my project at the time, but they came in a pair, so the other has been floating around my home with no real place to live. Until now. For a girl with a woodland-themed room (apparently), Jovie was lacking some greens in her space, but I didn’t have a cute vessel for the extra fern.
With a bit of leftover spray paint from another project for Jovie, I gave the owl candle holder a coat of Champagne Pink Metallic Spray Paint by Rust-Oleum. I was a bit concerned about how the glitter on the piece would look after being painted, but I love how it turned out. It still glitters a bit in direct light, but lacks the brazen shimmer it once had.
Once dry, I stuffed my fern into my transformed beauty and set it on the shelf. Something was wrong. Because of the gaps in the design of the holder, the plant alone looked a bit sad and unfinished without something else inside. I turned to my wrapping paper cabinet, pulled out some white tissue paper, and stuffed that around the fern. Perfect.
I am so delighted with how this turned out. For now, it’s a beautiful way to add some green to my daughter’s woodland haven. In a few years, it can even revisit its intended life of a candle holder, but for now, I think I’ll avoid the open flames in my toddler’s room.
Check out what my amazingly talented friends did for their Clearance Challenge!:
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Your daughter’s room is darling!!! I love the owl fern planter! So cute!!! And, loving the color that you painted it! Perfection!!!
Your daughter’s room is darling!! I love the owl germ holder! Love the color of spray paint that you used to transform it! Perfection!!!
Lindsay, this is so pretty! It’s perfect for her sweet woodlands room!
Lindsay, I am loving the way you styled your clearance canister. What a great little addition to your daughter’s bedroom. I love it!
Lindsay, I absolutely love the color you chose for the owl night light!! So pretty and perfect for this room!!
How cute! That looks so perfect in your daughters room. Great find and great transfomation.