Sunday, November 15, 2009

Still Harvesting

Oops.  Sorry.  I haven’t posted in a few days.  Wrestling season officially begins tomorrow.  As a coaches wife, that means widow season.  So, I spent some time cherishing what it feels like to have a husband.  Now…back to work!

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Over the summer, I bought some decorative wood pieces that needed some love.  The tray, I turned into this.  The wall pocket, I turned into this.  If you look closely at the back two, you’ll see that they fit into a fall theme perfectly.  However, the wood just didn’t seem right. 

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I slapped some leftover paint on there and sanded it down to my liking.  As a matter of fact, I’ll probably sand it some more.

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I’m pretty sure the box was $1.99, but I could only imagine what a “normal” store would charge for something like this.

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Oh yeah—if you ever want to spruce up some every day candles, simply wrap some floral or berry garland around them.  I bought this at Michaels for $1.00 last year, and it’s just enough to say, “Hi.  I’m a candle.  I’m celebrating fall.”

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27 comments:

Vanessa said...

Beautiful, nice work!

Laura Trevey said...

beautiful... and so creative!!

Lil' Woman said...

Great job, I love all your crafts! :)

Nancy said...

Girl, I continue to be amazed at how thrifty and creative you are! And I am forever passing your site on to friends and our daughters!! Have a great week, Chris!

SIMPLY SANBORN said...

*GASP* I love it all!!!

Lorrie said...

Fun stuff!

Just say Julie said...

I bought those same candle wraps!!

I hear you on the widow thing. My husband is a band director and we haven't had a Friday night together since August! Love the ideas!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Love the berry garland idea. I need something for my Ugly Christmas sweater party this weekend!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hate to say it...but I kinda like you as a wrestling widow.

Purely selfish reasons.

Gorgeous!!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Ha! I just got my hubby back -- kinda. He's never all mine, unfortunately. :) I just emailed you about the "gun." Rock on!!

MaryRC said...

white washing is my favorite. ive yet to find a breadbox as cute as that.

Room to Inspire said...

Looks great - and I love the garland around the candles!

Chelsea

Sherri S said...

Beautiful box! Great deal! And the candles look gorgeous with just a touch of dress up.

Richella said...

Great idea! I picked up one of those trays for a few pennies earlier this year, and I was trying to figure out what to do with it. I had just about decided to decoupage right over the design, but I like this idea. Thanks!

Wendy said...

Very cute!!

DOEHLER DAYS said...

Looks great. And I completely understand about spending time with your hubby before the season starts up. I am a basketball coaches wife, and I too feel like a single mom during basketball season. :)

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Love it and am laughing at "hey, I am a candle and I am celebrating fall". So funny! :)

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Love the box now. Actually, I love the whole arrangement. Ditto on the bookcase in your last post. Beautiful!

Melissa said...

So great! I love how this grouping looks together!

Katy said...

what perfect thanksgiving decor! i finally decorated a little today.

Jennifer said...

That is beautiful! Adding the paint really makes the carving look great!

Cereal In My Stiletto said...

Totally love the sprucing up of wooden boxes and candles! Seriously... I am loving it! :)

amberdawn said...

They look great!!! Just so you know, for some reason your staring at stairs post is not pulling up.

Abbey G. said...

“Hi. I’m a candle. I’m celebrating fall.”

LOVE IT! Thanks for helping me smile today!

Wendy said...

I know what you mean. My husband is a hunter, and he goes hunting almost every weekend during the season. Love the decor!

Sarah said...

You are incredible!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Is that a bread box? I love it. Very pretty!

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