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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Center of Attention

Inspiration is a funny thing.

Since a lot of my Christmas decorations were slow roasted on an open flame, I'll be going minimalist this year, but as always, I want noteworthy, I want a theme, and I want....


The centerpiece that caught my eye in the homestore was tall, elegant, white, and could be wrangled into the decor of any season. It was also $80. That sooooo wasn't happening.

A little trot to the garden center of Home Depot yielded a tall slim clay pot and a clay bowl that fit together very nicely. I slathered on a generous bead of Gorilla Glue, positioned them together, and let it dry over night. Then it was out to my rickety project table for four coats of Rustoleum Gloss White. Once that dried, it looked nearly ceramic.

I took another package of white and silver frosted garland snagged at Big Lots last year for 90% off and just draped it along the rim of the large bowl. I found a hurricane in my decorating cabinet thant fit perfectly, added a tall white pillar candle, and then surrounded the hurricane with a bag of clear and white frosted marbles.

The Budget News:

Tall slim pot: $1.98

Large bowl: $4.98

Spray paint: $2.97

Glass marbles: $1.97

Garland: $0.40

Pillar candle: $4

Totally Cool Receipt: $16.30

That's a FAR cry from the $80 one I fell in love with, and that would have just been the bowl. We light candles for dinner every night, so this has had a test run, and the sparkle factor was perfect. Now for the rest of the holiday ambience...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have to admit I was intrigued by the use of the word "rehab." :)

I've seen people make side tables for the outside with clay pots, but never an interior centerpiece! Love how you created that.