Simpatico: Cheap Decor ala Shelle (and JoAnn's Fabric)


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Cheap Decor ala Shelle (and JoAnn's Fabric)

Two new additions to my house... one made from a pallet and one purchased cheap!!

This is my pallet shelf, taken a bit from this tutorial, but modified to fit what I needed.

I needed someplace to hang those book bags, my big ole purse and jackets that were now cluttering up a bench, but was -sigh- cheap. So I begged on Freecycle and Craig's List for a broken pallet! Took exactly 1 day until I had this lovely piece of wood in my hands.

I cut it apart, wood puttied, sanded, sanded, sanded, oh and sanded, then it was ready for some love. As you can tell, I love red. Its my accent color in my house so when I have something I want to be a nice focal, it gets some red love. I added some pewter hooks, a couple metal containers to hold colored pencils and pens, pencils, and scissors to one side, and a print out of the family rules on the other side. I loved it like that, but then added a couple silk magnolia flowers and ivy to soften it up as it was close to this old ficus tree I cannot seem to find the will to throw away as it was given to me by my grandmother.

This baby is just an ode to bargain shopping. It was $14.99 originally. I do not spend $14.99 for something that is going to gather dust. :) So I watched it fall down into clearance. It made a slow descent, but eventually it fell to $3.97, which is a great price, but I made it even better with a coupon for 20% off anything at Joann's, which the girl also added another 20% off, which brought my new pretty dust catcher for my fridge to $2.55.

:) That is a good discount!


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