Vanessa from At the Picket Fence simply loves fall and says her home just looks best during this time of year. She says, “It’s like my house just knows how much I love this season and it wants to rise to the occasion.” This year, Vanessa opted for “softer” decorations that took little time to [...Read More]
Breanna from Brepurposed saw a beautiful wood candle centerpiece while browsing online but says her heart skipped a beat when she saw the price – $69.99 for a piece of wood with holes in it?! Yikes! Breanna knew she could recreate it for a fraction of the price. She even improved on the original design [...Read More]
Kathy from The Budget Decorator gave a dollar store vase the easiest makeover known to man – with hot glue! Kathy simply turned her vase while putting lines of hot glue around it to create texture. This is the perfect pick-me-up for any plain glass candle holder, vase, etc. Kathy has plenty to be proud of with this vase. Like she says, “It looks about as close as you can get to the original vase!”
Ashley from My Craftily Ever After has lots of fun built-ins in her house but was lacking decorative accessories for the shelves. She decided to recreate some pretty candle holders from West Elm using a fun painting technique with food coloring. While Ashley’s inspiration was only $6, she was still about to beat it using all items she had around the house, making her candle holders freebies!
While browsing online, Laurel of The North End Loft came across a rustic pedestal and thought, “I bet I can make that!” Right she was! Laurel created her pedestal using a chunky wood pillar holder and weathered cake pan she got from the thrift store. I love all the decorating possibilities with this little stand, and of course, the fact that it’s from repurposed materials makes me love it all the more!
Jennifer from Decorated Chaos loved the look of Ballard’s Seagrass Hurricanes for summer. While she wanted them badly, this thrifty chick wasn’t about to dish out an exorbitant amount of money for one! Instead, Jennifer gathered a thrifted set of seagrass placemats and some glass cylinders and made her own beachy vase and candle holder. [...Read More]
What do you get when you combine a candle holder, a cake pan, and silk flowers from the Goodwill? A super cheap, designer-inspired cake stand perfect for displaying delectable desserts! Morena over at Morena’s Corner made this easy peasy dessert stand by simply gluing together her three items and then spray painting them for a uniform finish. The flowers are beautiful for Mother’s Day, but you could customize your stand for any occasion by using theme-appropriate items. Think rattles for a baby shower, toys for a kids birthday party…
While strolling the aisles of Target, Beth from B & B Build a Better Life found a cute candle stand designed to hold an arrangement of pillars. Beth loved the concept, and even though the price wasn’t too shabby, she knew she could make something even better and cheaper. Off to ReStore she went, and the results are fabulous!