Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What Ever Happened to that Ballard Inspired Tree?

A while back, I participated in The CSI Project’s Ballard Inspired project.  I actually made the top 10, which I will admit was fun.  I think my husband and sister were the most relieved since I was such a crazy person trying to get it done on time! 

Anyway, I tried several different options to use it.  First, I painted it black and used it for my kitchen ornament tree.
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I actually like this more than I remember.  But I decided it was too dark and I painted it white.  It did take up a lot of room and was difficult to move.  Also, I have found another way to use those ornaments (stay tuned!), so this did not make the cut.
Then I tried it with vintage ornaments in the living room.  Since I did a different type of tree for the vintage ornaments (again, stay tuned!), this didn’t make the cut either.
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I was beginning to think that I wasn’t going to use it this year. And then, I thought of this…
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I felt like the more modern ornaments fit the somewhat contemporary lines of the tree.  You can find all of the information about how I made this here.
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This is in our basement family room where there is a whole different color scheme and style and I felt like it really fit it in.  In the next few days, I will be doing a posting about the whole basement and our white and colorful tree down here!
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Have a great day!

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AmericKim said...

I love it! What a great color scheme! Can't wait to see more.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I think it is wonderful and looks great with your ornaments.
xo, Sherry

michelle said...

Ok, that is just beautiful!! I love love love that tree!!!!! Great makeover and the sparklies are so pretty!!!!

philben5 said...

Just ran across your blog and so glad I did. Love the bright colors.