Thursday, November 24, 2011

Decor for Cheap

Don't know if I've said this yet (Ha!) but I love a good deal.  In fact, when I shop, I check the clearance racks FIRST.  Yep, that's me.  Thank my mother, she taught me well.  That and the reality of buying things cheaper, means I can shop more.  Bizarre, maybe, but that's me.
So I'm often at the dollar stores.  Though I watch myself there, because there's many times I find things for less elsewhere.  Guess it doesn't help our 'dollar' store upped a bunch of their goodies to 'two dollars'.  Boo.
Ah well.  Anyways, today, I figured I'd show you one of my fun projects that cost me almost nothing.  It's festive, too!

Christmas-y reds and golds, oh my!



It started with this.  A bowl (not sure if I remember where it even came from.. probably thrift store) that didn't seem worth keeping.


I primed...


And painted..


I'm in love with how rich and saturated this gold bowl is.  Lovely.


 Took out my stash of old fake flowers/greenery/glittery stems.  Some are from the dollar store, some were from other things that I accumulated.


 Arranged them in my bowl.  Voila!  New Christmas centerpiece!!


What do you think?  Not bad for what I had on hand!


That's all for now!
Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans!!  Hope you're all having a wonderful time!

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11 comments:

South Bay Studio said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful arrangement. Kathi

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@South Bay Studio Thanks for stopping in, Kathi!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Your centerpiece came out beautiful...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...

www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2011/11/anything-goes-linky-party.html

Brandy J. said... Best Blogger Tips

This centerpiece is stunning. Thanks for sharing and leaving me totally inspired!

Junky Vagabond said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it - just think of the possibilities! What primer did you use on the glass and how durable is it? -Jill

Holly Lefevre said... Best Blogger Tips

A great arrangment - my fave kind too - one with what you have! That bowl looks rich and luxurious!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life Thanks so much for the invite!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Brandy J. Thanks, Brandy!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Junky Vagabond Thanks! I used a basic primer spray by Krylon. It's definitely durable. It doesn't scratch off or wipe off! Great stuff!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Holly Lefevre Thanks, Holly!

Holly Lefevre said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking this up...it is s pretty. I pinned it!