Have I mentioned that I've developed a wonderful relationship with household bleach since I moved into the farmhouse this summer?
I have....bleach and I are now best friends.
I've learned that when used carefully, in addition to making smelly gym socks and t-shirts fit to be worn in public, a couple of gallons of bleach can make grout white, drains smell better and toilets sparkle but bleach is also a pretty cool decorating tool (and I'm sure that it doesn't surprise you at all that mine's lavender scented!)
I actually believe that there was a point in August where every time I went to the market, I picked up a gallon....or two.
Now that the majority of the heavy cleaning at the farmhouse is complete and my sons have gone to college, I found myself with three nearly full gallons taking up space on my only shelf in the laundry room so I thought,
I wonder what else I can bleach....
(I mean, other than the occasional dark sock and stray red t-shirt).
So I gathered some pinecones from my front yard and put them into a jar, a few at a time. It only took a about 15 minutes. I could tell that they were changing colors, even before they dried. I rinsed them and left them to dry on paper towels for a couple of days.
The results, of course, are glorious! So pale and soft...and the perfect accent for my holiday decorating theme this year.
If you're looking for a change from the normal brown pinecones or simply want to try something different; grab your house hold bleach and a few pinecones and bleach a few for yourself.
Stop by again to see how I incorporate bleached pine cones into my Christmas decor this year!
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