Happy Saturday! Just finished some Christmas shopping. Are you all done yet? Hubby and I spent 3 hours wrapping presents last night and now we have more.
I shared a Holiday Tour of our home yesterday. I thought it would be good to take a moment and share with you some before and after pics of a couple of items you saw. Oh, the wonder of spray paint!
First, the 3 reindeer in my Living room. I picked these cuties up for $2.00 each at Rite Aid. Didn’t they turn out cute? I love the little curly ribbon I added around their necks.
and I like them so much in this setting…
I also found 3 silver fleck candle stands on a clearance shelf at Ace hardware. Add a $5.00 coupon and they were pretty much free. I spray painted them a soft blue to match the living room decor and added some white scented candles.
Have you changed up anything up with a little spray paint lately?
I think I’ve mentioned in previous posts we decided to not put up our large formal tree. That’s due to me breaking my wrist and it was just too much to think about. My sis-in-law and niece came up a couple of Sundays ago and we put up two small trees. The first one in the Den with old fashioned Santa’s and Snowmen.
The second tree is in the Family room, small but pretty with red and green balls.
Better late then never. Linking up to a couple Christmas parties…
Thrifty Decor Chick
A short while ago I shared a post where I turned a plastic vase and some branches leftover from a windstorm into a Drab to Fab Centerpiece. Since my wrist was broken, we decided to not put up the big Christmas tree in the living room. I still wanted some color so here’s what I did with the vase and branches, plus a few spray painted reindeer.
I love this, so natural. Enjoy! TTYL,
Making drink coasters from tiles has been floating around the blogsphere and Pinterest for awhile now. Well, I made some too, but I cheated a tiny little bit. Instead of buying felt or corkboard and adhesive spray to cover the back of the tiles I just bought pre-made coasters (backs complete) for a buck each at the Dollar Store. The only other items you need are a small paint brush, Mod Podge glue, scrapbook paper, acrylic spray and time.
This is so simple. Just cut squares from your favorite holiday paper. Adhere them to the tile squares using the Mod Podge. Add 3 – 4 layers of Mod Podge to the tiles, allowing dry time between layers. Spray with acrylic to be heat resistant. Voila! Holiday Coasters.
Here are some I gave to my sis-in-law. I added a large tile to look like a package.
And here’s some I did over the weekend still drying…
P.S. Linking up to the craft party at Centsational Girl, Motivated Monday, Home Stories A2Z
Happy Monday. Hope you had a great weekend. I was able to get some shopping done and also complete a couple of crafts which i will share this week.
Today I wanted to share my dining room centerpiece which cost me less than $10.00. Remember, because of the broken wrist and my limited ability, I’ve decided to go minimal. Since I already have lots of blue and cream in my living room and it connects to the dining room I decided to add some silver, gold, and aqua…oh yes, and a touch of green.
I bought small dollies from the $1.00 store and overlaid them to create a table runner. I already had the larger vase, crystal plate, candle and ornaments but picked up the rest for a buck each from the dollar store; aqua stones, decorative boxes, and smaller vase.
Here’s some closer looksies 🙂
What kind of decorations are on your table?
I think, if it possible, that every room should have some holiday cheer during the most festive season of the year. Even the bathroom! I moved the vase with branches from the gulley from the living room to the downstairs potty, added some green and white raffia from the dollar store to the base and some silver ornanents balls for some bling. Here’s the results.
and in the opposite corner some evergreen and rosemary from the yard and some red balls in a vase from the dollar store.
I love the natural elements of decorating. Have a great weekend! TTYL,