Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The big 70

Wow, I can't believe this is my 70th post. I should do a giveaway...but I'm not. So, instead I finished a project I have been working on for a few weeks. It takes me a while to finish a project because I split up my purchases between paychecks. Here is how this project got started:

I was shopping at the thrift store when I noticed a silver platter...I had seen a blog that takes a platter and places a letter in the middle and uses it for decorations. So, that day I thought it would be fun if I could find a cool red plate. Seriously, I looked down the isle and there it was a cool red plate. I couldn't believe it...got it for $1.50 and the store price tag was $20.00. Needless to say, I bought it. I also saw on the same blog that she simply printed out the initial on regular paper from her computer. So, guess what I did next?

Yep, I printed a D from my computer and taped it on the plate. Then I wanted to put it in my kitchen, but I needed some kind of plate holder. So, I kept my eyes out for a plate holder. Do you know what is coming next? You guessed it, I found at the thrift store a homemade easle for $1.00. It is made terribly, but I figured nobody will really see it. So, I bought it because I needed to use it.

Well, I bought the flowers, and greenery at the dollar store. I already had the vase and I added real potting soil to the vase. I love this. I enjoy looking at it. I just completed the project this week, and feel very pleased with it. This entire project cost me $7.00. Now I'm sure you just can't wait to hire me to come decorate your house. Totally kidding!!

By the way, I am working on a giveaway...so, try not to get too excited. I'm sure you won't be able to sleep until you find out more. Have a great day!! Really, thanks to those of you who come by. I enjoy visiting your blogs as well.

5 comments:

simple country living! said...

Hey Janice! GREAT job! Keep it up!

Cherie said...

Good Job Girl!
You have a gift for seeking out the cute stuff at a great price - the whole "look" is really pretty!

P.S. I love the red charger plate - the color just pops!

Small House said...

Very cute Janice! I'd like to sit and look at that spot to. Love the red plate.

Looking forward to seeing what you do for your giveaway.

Have a great day.
Sandra

Jolene (and my sweet husband Kevin) said...

That is gorgeous! I love the red plate...you did an awesome job. Maybe you should open a business as a discount decorator. :)

Angie said...

You are so creative! I love to come and visit here and see what you are going to do next. Thanks for sharing your ideas:)