Home Decor 101

Tonight’s date was a long-overdue crafting project. We have curios in two corners of our living room that are decorated with simple, white geometric figures. We have a number of other decorations in the living room, so we wanted a more muted theme for the curios. The curio we will be updating tonight sits behind our TV, so we don’t want the decorations to draw focus from it, but rather, they should be pleasant in the periphery.

Curio before a ofdding new decorations

Amanda bought a couple star ornaments before Christmas that we’ve been meaning to paint white and hang in the cabinets to complement the other stars that are already part of the decor. She also found a geometric polar bear that we will be adding to the curio, but it is already white so it doesn’t need painted.

Christmas ornament stars before painting

We poured some white acrylic paint on a disposable paint palette, which is a piece of paper with a glossy finish to prevent paint from soaking through the page. We painted them in a few layers to ensure that none of the original brown color showed through. In between brush strokes and while each layer dried, we chatted about our day.

Christmas ornament stars after painting

Once they were dry, we hung the stars from the top of the curio and placed the polar bear in its new home on the middle shelf. It was a simple crafting evening, the first of many date night crafting projects, and accomplished a task we had been meaning to do for a while. Date night can be fun and practical!

Curio with new decorations

Do you have any crafting projects that you’ve been meaning to get to? Tell us about it in the comments.

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