Monday, November 12, 2012

My $5 Weekend Makeovers

$5 NIGHT LIGHT
This little table is at the top of my upstairs landing.  As you can see, there are no electrical outlets.  It is kind of a black hole.

Isn't she pretty pretty?  A couple of years ago, I purchased her off of Craigslist.  The fret work and painted top make my heart sing.

This birdcage has been used in countless houses for staging.  It was purchased from a consignment shop.

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A friend wanted to stop at Big Lots to pick up some Christmas Candles.  I bought one for $5. It is  battery operated and can be set on a timer.
 
I spray painted the candle bronze. I loaded it into my bird cage.  Then added vintage ceramic birds and 'nested' them in Spanish Moss. 

The finished product.
Oh, and I added a touch of ivy and a key with a small tassel.


Color me happy! A wee little light at the top of the stairs. Let there be light!

$5 FALL FLOWERS

You know I love me some grocery store flowers.  I got 3 stems for $4.99.  Two stems of mums and one of daisies.

I used an old vase and floral foam. The only trick with floral foam is to totally saturate it before you add flowers. Next, "green the vase'. I always use yard clippings, in this case azaleas greenery.  Cut the long flower stems down.  I was left with 2 clusters and many individual stems. Put the clusters in the center.  Then fill in the remainder of the arrangement with the other flowers.



I wrapped it in burlap and a bow.  Bada-Bing-Bada-Boom--only $5 for a cute arrangement!


Linda

11 comments:

  1. That is a pretty little table! And I love some warm light in an unexpected place.

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  2. Isn't it, Kim? It was an estate piece that the kids didn't care for. I love it!

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  3. Love those candles you found at big lots....great for the holidays.

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    1. They come with suction cups attached to anchor them on your window. No cords and timers make them easy peasy.

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  4. Love that table. I don't have a big lots near me....bummer.

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    1. Big Lots is kinda hit on miss on finds--like Craigslist. I was the first one to show up and look at that table.

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  5. I LOVE the Birdcage Night Light!!! You are sooo creative!!!

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    1. Thanks Virginia! I'll have to make you one.

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  6. I LOVE the Birdcage Night Light!!! You are sooo creative!!!

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  7. What creative projects! Love Birdcage Night Light. Great inspiration!

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