I wanted to throw together a neutral Valentine’s Day look in the kitchen here at the cottage. I’m not a huge decorator for Valentine’s Day, but thought it would be cute for something different. I used a lot of what I had for this look. But, also made a neutral heart sign for the occasion and it was so simple.
I found some cute little wool and felt hearts and thought they were adorable. So the idea of making this heart sign came from there. I wanted a simple sign to lean up against the backsplash area. I asked Deb if she had a 2 x 12 piece of scrap wood. She ran out to look in her workshop and ended up making it a little more extra than I expected. Because she is like that. She added a few boards together and then added a trim piece around the outside, which I LOVE.
I started by cutting a heart shape out at the correct size using my Cricut. And then I painted the heart using some white paint that I had on hand. It needed to be accented a little more so I used a sharpie around the edge to give it a little more definition. I gave the entire heart sign a thorough sanding with 120 grit sand paper, since I wanted it to look rustic. The heart sign was exactly what I wanted. It is neutral, looks a little festive, and it was VERY simple to make.
I like to start my displays with some type of base, and in this case I used a cutting board. It’s actually one of my favorites. I recommend a tray, basket, old barrel lid, cutting board, etc. Then, I added my little wool hearts to an old electrical insulator. Since this is beside the sink, I added all of our scrub brushes, my dish soap dispenser, and a candle, of course. The artificial topiary is one of my favorites to display by the sink. And then just for fun, I added my cake plate with my favorite fake cake, a stack of dishes, and another artificial fern. The cake plate and dishes won’t stay there, but I thought they looked cute for the photos.
And there you have it… A simple neutral Valentine’s Day display.
I hope it gave you a few ideas for your own spaces. I kept it really simple so it would be easy to take some of these ideas and make them your own.