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Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Fabulous Find

I've been trying to makeover the girls' rooms without spending much money which is no easy task.
I've  been lucky enough howeverto  find these 2 blogs which show you how to take items that are less impressive in their original state to beautiful pieces you are proud to display.



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These women are so incredibly talented in what they do. They take what most would consider trash and turn them into focal points in your home. Best of all they spend a very small amount of money doing it. They inspired  me to find hidden treasures to"wow up" my girls' rooms.Mmy goal was to spend under $30.00 to get a new chair & mirror for Sophia's room and lamps for both rooms.


Being that I don't have any Good Will stores local I decided to hit yard sales. On my first attempt I found 2 big heavy wooden mirrors at a barn sale for $10.00


I loved the beautiful carved flowers and being that I've going for a shabby chic look in Sophia's these were perfect. Just look at that detail.


I bought a can of semi-gloss white spray at Walmart for $ 2.92


After 2 coats it looked like this:



Not too bad if I don't say so myself but I still felt it needed a little something extra. So I took Swarovski flatback crystals that I already had(use them on my bows) on put them in the center of the flowers

It gives it just enough sparkle to make it pop.

OK- so the total so far is:
1 mirror -$5.00
spray paint-$2.92
crystals $2.00
Total-$9.92



Now remember I got 2 mirrors so what to do with the second mirror? Gabby didn't need a mirror she already had one and besides this one had a dark age spot on the mirror itself. Instead I sprayed the mirror with 2 coats of high gloss silver which I already had from another project and made the mirror a vanity mirror for her dresser.


FYI-she's only 11 the make-up on it is only for show

1 mirror-$5.00
spray paint-$2.92
total-$7.92


Total so far is $17.84



Next project is the chair.
Hopefully this weekend I'll find a few lamps

So if you have a project and need some inspiration be sure to check out those blogs.You'll soon be addicted just like me!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks Dawn! Your mirror looks great, I would have never thought to use crystals, but they are just perfect!

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  2. Thanks Lindsey-probably would have just bought one at the store if I hadn't been inspired your work

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  3. thank you so much for didhing about us! We love your blog! That mirror looks great!

    Girls @ DRAB TO FAB

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  4. Thanks Bon! Love your blog

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Thanks for your comment!

Dawn

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