Which brings me to today's post. Remember the little headboard that I showed you last week that I picked up at an estate sale:
This thing truly was an antique but for $10, I could not pass it up. I have to figure out what to do with the long pieces you see...I think it used to be the footboard, now it is just pieces!
Anyhoo, speaking of Melissa...she does not have a fireplace in her house, which causes somewhat of a dilemma when trying to hang stockings at Christmas. She usually just hangs her stockings on the wall...not all that exciting, right? Well, Mom decided to rectify that problem, even if ever so slightly!
I purchased a Behr sample paint from Home Depot called "California Poppy". I went to Hob Lob and picked up these little hooks for $2.50 each (love that their hardware is always 50% off):
This is what I came up with:
The next best thing to a fireplace for hanging stockings, don't ya think? As projects go, this was another super simple one. The hardest part was getting a good coverage with the red paint. I should have taken the time to prime with a gray paint...would have gone much faster!
Another piece of trash turned to treasure? I think so!
On another note, I have been making centerpiece "boxes" like a mad woman. The Holiday Boutique is this Saturday (if you are local, stop by Kinderbugs Preschool to see all the goodies...open (9am-1pm)! Remember my fall centerpiece? Well, rather than to take it apart, I decided to keep it as a sample for the boutique. Yesterday I threw together a medium size Christmas one, but it looks pretty good on my table so it may be coming back home with me!
Whatcha' think? I used the new Minwax Gray Stain on this one...I really like the weathered look.
These boxes are super cheap to fill. I literally used Michaels cheapest green garland (about $2) for the bulk (and I have enough left to do a small box). I then added 1/2 price floral picks (.50) and ribbon to fill in the holes. The votive cups were the most expensive thing, but even those were purchased on sale for about $2 each. Total cost to fill...about $12-$13...not too bad for a centerpiece!
Wish me luck at the sale...I may be giving centerpieces to everyone this year if they don't sell! BTW, I am selling the boxes empty at the sale!
Till next time!
This post linked to:
House of Hepworth
My Repurposed Life
Primitive and Proper
There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!