Maybe I haven't named my blog correctly? Maybe I should have named it "Cheap-O Decorating Ideas" or "Decorating With Trash?"
I'm kidding, of course, but it seems like I've done alot of these "zero budget decorating" posts lately! I truly hope that I'm am putting the emphasis on being creative, thinking outside the box, and using what you already have in a new way- not on CHEAP.
I like to think I have expensive taste. I just can't help the fact that I have no money to go along with my taste right now! : )
On to my
I first showed you this piece when I was working on my
faux fireplace mantel in November. I had thought of putting this together with one of my handmade cake stands to sell at The Penny and the Pearl but can you believe I cracked it?? Ugh.
Last month I did a post titled Whatever is Lovely, where I used this as a centerpiece on my table. The post was about filling up my table space (and my mind!) with pretty things in an attempt to keep us from dropping our chaos there all the time. I am SO happy to report that nearly a month later there is still no junk on the table-yay!
I made a little addition to the piece for Spring, so I thought this was the perfect time to show you how I put it all together to get you thinking about what YOU might want to create!
This is what I started with. A dome from a light fixture that I picked up at the thrift store for about $2.00.
But recently, as I was cleaning up some of my crafting mayhem, I came across this piece that I picked up on that same trip to the thrift store months ago. Not the metal flower, I still don't know what I'm doing with that yet....
An old ceiling light fixture I paid .25c for because there was something about the shape and the lacy looking part that said "possibilities".
Yeah, not so cute here, but potential, right?
I took the two sections apart and painted this piece white. I lightly distressed it and added a crystal drawer handle I already had (there was already the hole from where it was attached to the other section)
I glued three pearls where the holes on the sides were.
It fits perfectly on the top opening of my cloche!
I could glue it, but I like the idea of being able to take it off (or use it on something else!) if I choose. Do I have commitment issues? :)
Total cost of my one-of-a-kind unique cloche comes in at $2.25!
The pretty white bowl was a Christmas gift from my daughter.
There you have it. Another of my frugal decorating secrets dragged into the light. I need to think about doing a food post soon : )
Take a look around your house (or head to the thrift store) and think about what you can create that is uniquely yours!
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