Meet Mr. Fish.
Mr. Fish started life as a fishbowl base. However, there was an incident (that Blackberry the cat and I have mutually agreed never to speak of again) that left Mr. Fish useless and summarily banished to the recesses of a bookcase.
I give credit for inspiration to Sherry
Petersik at Young House Love. The woman has an obsession with white ceramic animals, and there's no better way to unify a bunch of mismatched items than with a coat of paint. So one can of gloss white later, Mr. Fish and two other random brown and gold fish I had stuffed in a closet had a fresh new look. I'd already taken Mr. Fish shopping at Walmart for a smart new hurricane that balanced him nicely, and a bag of clear and white frosted marbles.
A little dive into Z Gallerie had the Hubster toting this white beta fish around for the evening. When I told the clerk I'd been thinking about the critter for a week and had to come back for him, he generously gave me 25% off! I love that place!
And here's how the top of our entertainment center ended up...
The Budget News:
2 hurricanes: $10
Rustoleum spray paint: $2.97
White Beta Fish: $22.46
Totally Cool Receipt: $37.43
I can live with that!