So first, I started out by painting a piece of decor I already had, but wanted to make it stand out more in our new bookcase.
|It was brown, but now it's a pretty blue!|
Next, I put a bunch of peanuts in a box and spray painted them silver. Voila! Easy and cheap vase filler!
I also spray painted a cheap glass vase I had silver. I might add a few more coats later, but I am loving it so far!
|The show box was perfect for spray painting in.|
|See, it looks pretty!|
|Much better than a plain glass vase.|
I then took a picture frame from Goodwill and put the scrapbook paper in it. What a cute decorative tray! I think I'll add a votive candle or two to make it a little cuter.
|Only $2.97 at Goodwill for this gorgeous vase!|
|Scrapbook paper from Michael's...it was under $2.00.|
|Now it's a unique tray!|
|Here's how it looks on the table. I might add a few votive candles later.|
Then I shoved the sticks and peacock feathers in this huge vase we got for our wedding but didn't know what to shove in it. And I LOVE peacock feathers!
|I'm going to add some peanut vase fillers once they dry. And ignore the ripped up fluff|
on the ground...Maisy did it ,
Lastly, I traced letters into a cardboard box and used the method mentioned here to make distressed-looking metal "metal" letters in our kitchen. This was the the most tedious of the projects I had, but it was cheap AND will add some much needed character in our kitchen.
|I only had enough patience to finish the "E", but eventually I'll have "Eat & Drink" hanging in the kitchen.|
So there you have it. While it's hard to decorate a small apartment that you can't paint in on a budget, it is doable. With pinterest, a few items, and some creativity, you can turn your apartment (or any space) into a little home.
Love and Blessings,