Monthly Archives: August 2009
Tanna over at Suite Living made this pretty little chandelier from dental floss, circle sticker labels and a metal wreath frame. I actually did this back in December. I hung them in my windows and pretended it was snow (you know we don’t get much that stuff in Alabama). I like it hung as a chandelier much more.
You could use this as a baby mobile, in a guest room, or hung over a table for a party. Those labels come in a variety of colors and if they don’t have what you’re looking for, get out those markers and go to town :)
I got the best surprise today! Southern Living was having a prop sale. For those that don’t know, our magazines randomly ‘clean out’ their prop closets from shoots and let employees shop for deeply discounted prices. Yes, I know..best company perk ever, right? They only accepted cash, which I have little of, so that kept my purchases to a minimum. I could’ve walked out with the entire room, I promise.
I decided to stick with plates to create a plate wall somewhere in the house. I also couldn’t pass on a platter and bowl that will look perfect on my Thanksgiving table…when I grow up enough to have my own Thanksgiving table. :) Oh, and the sweetest yellow petal teacup!
Here’s my loot….
And that teacup I was telling you about…isn’t it precious?
I didn’t let not having a kiddo around stop me. I really wanted to try it out! Here’s mine before I pulled off the contact paper. It’s not quite as pretty as the toddlers’ paintings above, but Mark let me hang it on the fridge anyway. :D
This weekend I happened into Office Depot on a pretty magical day. It was Teacher Appreciation Day! So not only did I get free breakfast for the hubs, but I found some great deals! Tons was 75% off and I was all about helping them clear out their inventory. My favorite scores were two silver document frames, 50 cents a piece and a HUGE roll of contact paper for only $5.
Here’s what I did with the frames….
They were already matted and everything, so I just printed out our first initial on a sheet of cardstock.
A manly ‘M’ for Mark and a lady like ‘L’ for me :)
I’m sure eventually we’ll frame something else, but for a quick fix, I think it’ll do.
All for a grand total of $1!
Apologies for the awful picture. It was tough to get them both in the shot. And I couldn’t get rid of the ‘orbs’ floating around. I’m pretty sure they’re ghosties :-o