Inspiration Display Your Trophies

Inspiration Display Your Trophies

Abby Stone
Aug 18, 2008

atla-081808-awards01.jpgTrue, they're not gold medals but chances are you have some old trophies from camp or grade school stashed away, collecting dust in your house or in your parent's attic or basement. We remember this idea from this spring's O at Home; this weekend we saw it executed in person, displayed in the bookshelves at Cottage Living's Idea House...

Spray old awards, mis-matched ceramic figurines, or clay vases, with primer then cover them with a topcoat Here, the choice is white but you could use any colour (In O at Home, trophies painted with Benjamin Moore's high gloss Big Country Blue positively vibrated). Setting them against a dark background makes the shapes sculptural; clustering them together gives them impact and drama. This is a great way to unify a collection of mismatched, inexpensive objects that might otherwise be tossed. The reward is a display with strong visual interest that will definitely command attention.

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