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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.

17 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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  5. You have a great eye! I will rethink things when I am out shopping....you have me thinking.
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  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!

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  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

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  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!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  9. I love how you updated the frame!

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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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