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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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...

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!

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@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!!

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@Holly Lefevre Thanks, Holly!

Holly Lefevre said... Best Blogger Tips

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