Updated for Thrifty Decor Chick's Goodwill party. Click here for amazing thrift store transformations.
~~~ UPDATED May 28th ~~~~
The Nester is hosting Lampapalooza and I wanted to participate. This post is about ModPodge projects, but I re-did my chandelier shades for it. Click here to go see amazing transformations at the Nesting Place.
The lovely and talented Xazmin, author of This Is The Year, is providing us an opportunity to showcase our artsy-crafty sides. Fun to do anytime, but this is with Mod Podge, one of my favorite mediums I will use in an attempt to turn crap into a craft project...
And? It's cheap and easy, so if I don't like it, I haven't committed a lot of time (bad enough) or money (yikes! worse!) to the project.
Like most frugal/crafty Mommies, I love Goodwill, Target clearance sales and yard sales.
This was a Goodwill find. It was a dollar. (Actually, I think I over-paid. It's apple green with a damn cow on it for crying out loud.)
This is what it looks like now. Due to my freakish inability to throw away even a scrap of paper, I already had everything I needed.
I hated the lampshades on the chandelier in our dining room. The ones I liked were about $20 a piece (multiplied by 6? Um, I don't think so!) I found these lovelies at the thrift store yesterday for $2 a piece. Much better.
I was hurrying because I wanted to post them in time for Xazmin's Mod Podge event, so I am actually quite unhappy with the lopsided, wavy way the trim was applied to the bottom.
(If anyone asks, I'm going to tell them I did these while I was drunk. Then they'll be impressed that I managed to keep the rest of it together OK.)
This project is my favorite. Orchids last forever and I don't kill them anywhere near as quickly as I kill the other houseplants. This little tin was at the thrift store. It was a dollar as well.
I glued on little wooden feet, painted them and the trim with black paint and added some of the aforementioned paper I cannot throw away. Added an orchid. All done.
Thank you, Xazmin, for reminding me to take the time to be crafty. Please head over and be inspired by the amazing projects others have done.