Monday, March 10, 2014

$5 Dollar Store DIY Decor

Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was perfect. The weather turned nice, my inlaws came to visit and I finished a new piece. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.

Yesterday I was doing my Pinterest thing and saw a bunch of Dollar Store DIY's...and I thought I'm going to challenge myself. I wanted to find an item to makeover in under $5. Sounds easy enough. Now the thing is, I was on the search for the perfect thing. Wasn't sure what that was? I was sure I would know when I saw it. 
Here's what I found. Kinda cheap looking up close. Not really my style.

I purchased this for a whopping $3.00. 

First step was to hide the black and cross picture. I went with chalk paint, kind of a Paris Grey mix.

Two coats to cover the original front. Next I traced with a pencil around a pot lid. Make sure to leave a gap at the top. I think mine is about 2 inches. Then I took to the white paint. I didn't draw on the leaves. They were small and simple, so I went for free hand. I would like to add: I am not an artist and this was my first time free handing anything! So if I can do it, any one can.

One leaf, two Leaf. How many more?

I left the middle open, but would like to put a monogram 'M' in the center. Super easy and cheap. If you had the paint at home, $3.00. Not too bad for my first challenge.

Thank you for stopping in. Hope I've inspired you to try one. Take care.


  1. How fun and so creative. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. Thanks for a great how-to! I really like your finished decor piece and will be on the look-out for something to try this on.

  3. As cute as can be.....
    I'm about to follow you thru Google Friends Connect.
    here from Cozy House

  4. You are so clever and resourceful! Good for you.....
    Happy St. Patties!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  5. You have a great eye! I will rethink things when I am out have me thinking.

  6. Fabulous score! It's a great little piece, love the delicate cut outs. The color choice was perfect. I think your first challenge was a huge success!

  7. What a super transformation! Love the laurel wreath and a monogram would be perfect! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  8. What a great idea! And you clearly have the gift of seeing things not for what they are, but for what they could be. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  9. this is thinking outside of the box and I LOVE IT!!! You will be featured at my party this week.


  10. LOVE !!! Especially the laurel wreath - and a monogram would be just perfect !
    Thanks for sharing - coming over from Coastal Charm :)

  11. Wow! It doesn't look anything like it did originally... great makeover! I'm featuring your project in this week's Power of Paint Party Spotlight.

  12. Wow that is crazy! I wish I could see stuff like that at the Dollar Tree here and say "hey I can make it into this." This is a great craft though. I am going to try this myself.

  13. Hello! I featured your tutorial in my blog series, Living in a White Box. My series features tips, inspiration, and ideas for how to decorate rental homes. Your decor makeover is perfect for my latest post as it's a great way to decorate on a budget!

    If you like, you can grab a featured button and check out my post at Living in a White Box: Dollar Store Decor. Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity!


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