Four our guest room, I wanted to get a piece of furniture with cabinets in addition to drawers for some additional storage. I had been looking at buffets and sideboards on Craigslist for a while but could never find one in decent shape for a few hundred dollars or less. On a trip to the suburbs, I drove past a thrift shop and decided to pop in. This sideboard was buried under some old cash registers and picture frames, but was in good shape and was 20% off that day because it had a yellow sticker on it and apparently yellow was the color of the day so I got it for $80! It had one broken knob, was missing a knob, and had some scratches and nicks.
After brining it home and giving it a good sanding with a power sander, I broke out my new favorite toy – a power sprayer! The sprayer took some getting used to – its not quite the same thing as spray paint, but it does make paint a lot more affordable.
Spring is finally here! I am so excited for warm weather that I wanted to personally let Spring know it was welcome at my house by placing an invitational wreath for it on my front door.
I looked at spring floral wreaths at some stores and was shocked about the pricing. The Christmas Tree Shop – a discount store – had a basic yellow floral wreath for $40. Forty Dollars! For some artificial flowers and twigs?? I knew I could make one a lot cheeper, and so I did! The supplies cost $20 at A.C. Moore with a coupon for 50% off one item that was used on one of the flowers.
Making this wreath took about 15 minutes. I started by weaving tulle around the wreath so that I would have something to help keep the flowers in place. I didn’t want to use a glue gun for this project (mostly because I couldn’t find it) and between the tulle and the loosely intwined sticks of the wreath, I was able to weave the flower stems through enough open spaces to make them stick. I have had a few fall off but for the most part, it has held together pretty well.
How are you welcoming spring to your house?