Today I am showing you some thrifty find and redos.
Okay, you know how you go and visit all these awesome blogs with different projects and they are so perfect? Well, I have found that things don’t always come out how you envisioned! And I am
stupid brave enough to show you mistakes and the “what not to do”.
I had looked and looked for some reasonably priced yellow charger plates to use in a tablescape but, couldn’t find any. So, I figured I would make some myself! I had some yellow acrylic paint and some ugly thrifted charger plates.
I found the yellow chargers at the Christmas Tree Shops for a decent price (I used them for this past week’s tablescape).
So, now I have these ugly chargers that are just sitting there mocking me. My failure to produce what I wanted. I had just bought a can of Ballerina slipper pink spray paint for another project and I thought what the heck, I have nothing to lose and I could use some pretty pink chargers!
YAY! they turned out great! I know you can’t really tell from these pictures but, they are a pretty soft pink! It took two coats of the spray paint and then I did a coat of clear shellac over them so they wouldn’t get scratched up as easily.
So, keep your eyes peeled for ugly cheapo thrifted chargers and just spray paint them the color you want! These ones were 4 for $2.00.
And since I plan to use these in an upcoming tablescape, I decided to make a coordinated set of napkin rings. I got these clearanced plain beige ones at a local grocery store.
A little pink spray paint and now at least they are the color I want.
Since I wanted the flowers closer together, I snipped off two pieces of ribbon that would fit around the napkin ring and then snipped off the flowers from the rest of the ribbon. Then glued the flowers where I wanted them on the ribbon.
Now, glue to napkin ring.
Now, some more recently thrifted linens.
All of these are to be used in the same pink tablescape.
I also found this piece of pretty pink fabric. It was half off the .99 cents so, it was only .49 cents. I can’t beat that! I wanted to use this as kind of a overlay on the napkins. So, I cut two pieces.
Oh, everything looks so pretty!
So, that was my thrifty finds and thrifty redos for the week.
I want to thank all of you who joined TTF last week. Let’s see who is featured this week!
Olga from Olga’s Home and Garden Blog
Look at the beautiful hankies! Olga found these pretty hankies but, they didn’t have the lace around them. She handmade that part! So talented!
Annette at Vintage Southern Life
Look at this adorable valance she found while thrifting! she has been decorating her condo and these work perfectly in her painted yellow master bedroom!
Karie at Karie’s Chic Creations
She shared with us a lovely teapot and teacup and saucer set. And then she gave this cute set to her DIL! What a wonderful MIL!
Okay, I can’t wait to see what you have to show us this week for Thrifty Things Friday!