Friday, March 18, 2011

Dollar Tree Drab to Fantastic

These frames caught my eye at the dollar tree.  I liked the accents on the corner and immediately knew I could find some way to use them.
 Before: (excuse the hideous tile in our basement.  It's where I do most of my spray painting.)

 I spray painted them very lightly with some white spray paint.  I filled them with some clock rub ons that I purchased out of the $1 bin at Michaels.
After:

 I then used them to spiffy up the area by our back door.


Before:  drab and plain~this is after our kitchen remodel.
 After:  I purchased a vinyl "pretty chalkboard" (that is what it was actually called on the package) at Homegoods  (I love this store).  I then added the small dollar tree frames.  It looks wonderful here now.


The next project begins with an old tray I had at home.
Before:


After: I spray painted it and added some goodies that I picked up at our local Anthropologie (more on this wonderful store in an upcoming post).
 
 These milk glasses are perfect.  I love the mug, nice and big for my morning cup of coffee.
 When I spray painted the tray it began to crackle.  I'm not sure why but I liked it anyway.  A happy accident.


12 comments:

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I love those cute little clocks! What a great make-over. Your spray paint might have crackled like that if there was some oil or residue on it, or if you didn't prime it first.

Emily said...

Love the frames! I often look but never find great frames at dollar tree...so jealous!
-emily
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Vanessa@Lovin-Life said...

Love these, haven't seen them at my dollar store yet, but hopefully they will get something like them soon. the dollar store is my favorite place.

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

What great projects! The frames look very professional, I would have never guessed they were $1! Nice work! :)

Christine said...

It is simply amazing what a simple can of spray paint will do to anything. I love your projects here and your frames look wonderful!!!

Heidi said...

Wow! You always amaze me, Ruth! I love what you did with those frames and the tray (the crackling looks neat).

Elise said...

It all looks great, Ruth!! I love all the lightening and brightening you are doing!!
Elise

Holly said...

Those frames are fabulous. I am jealous our dollar store does not have cute stuff like that! Great chalkboard and a wonderful little nook! Oh and that tray with milk glasses and coffee mugs - perfection!

* said...

Ruth!!! Wow, love frames!! Great job! Just beautiful!
Hugs my friend!!
Crystal

patty said...

love the color you chose for your kitchen redo... and you did a great job on the frames. i especially like that you didn't put pictures in it! creative!

monica said...

Ruth,
I love the frames!!! I am sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner! Things have been very bust around here lately! I don't have much luck keeping in touch with most of the ladies from our old MJF thread! I hear from Steph every so often! I pray that all is well with you!!
Hugs,Monica

Kirsty said...

I love the white frames and the glasses!

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