Kimm, if it makes you feel any better...I totally copied my trash to treasure idea for today from YOU! I feel ya girl. The lazy days of summer it is NOT. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? I'm trying not to feel totally lame for my shameless copy job. My laundry room needed just a little sprucing up...with little time and no money. I got this cute black cabinet recently for $3, but it looked a little sad and plain all alone in the laundry room. So I rifled through my huge stash of frames and found the ugliest possible one. I sprayed it black, sanded it down real good, added some cute polka dot scrapbook paper, and my initial...and called it good! The topiary is from Dollar Tree. I painted the pot black and added some cute ribbon...and voila...it doesn't look like dollar store crap anymore.
Of course, I forgot to take a picture of the ugly frame before I painted it. It was very similar to this one, but uglier. Yes, that IS possible. These are some butt ugly frames, but hey...they were free. I rarely pass up free, especially if I can give it new life!
I so wish I could take credit for this beauty. It was in my inspiration file, and I just had to share it with y'all. This is a great example of trash to treasure. They just took an old scruffy nasty globe and painted it with chalkboard paint.
How stinkin cute is that? I LOVE it.
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