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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Everywhere I go I see the traditonal signs of Valentine’s Day. RED…PINK…WHITE!
This year I decided I wanted something a little different.
I found some inspiration when I visited the dollar store one day.
I was on the toy aisle and I saw a “NINJA” bow and arrow set.
I saw CUPID’s ARROW!
I knew I did NOT want RED. Nothing against RED but I just wasn’t feeling it this year.
I was feeling GOLD…and of course GLITTER!
I took my little arrow home and hit it with a few coats of gold spray paint. I added glitter on the handle and I think she was looking kinda cute.
As I was waiting for the glitter to dry I was thinking about what else does cupid need….WINGS!
WINGS…..I have those! I made a few sets of coffee filter wings at Christmas time. I went to my stash of supplies and found 2 sets of wings that I knew I could use for Valentine’s Day!
I used the large wings to hang cupids arrow on and the smaller wings enjoy some affection from these gold love hearts!
The area just needed a little light. I feel like this time of year is just so dark. I can’t stand it!
These lights were a steal at Hobby Lobby. After Halloween everything was 80% off and on an off chance I found this set of lights for almost nothing. I think they were returned and 2 of the bulbs were broken. I got even a better bargain.
I took the orange and black blubs out and hit the cord with gold spray paint.
I am really enjoying this little display.
What have you done to decorate for Valenine’s Day?
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Merry Junkin’ Christmas!
Every junker needs a beat up pick up truck. Unfortunatly mine comes in this toy size. One day I will own an old beat up truck, but for now I will have to just enjoy this one.
I really wanted a vintage toy truck, but they are not easy to find and when you do they are VERY expensive.
I looked and looked for a cheap one to junk up.
Success…. I found this toy truck at my local thrift store.
I am not a fan of the colors it came with. I wanted it white “ish”. I covered the wheels and started off to paint it.
The dark colors that were on the truck did NOT want to be covered. It took a LOT of paint to cover.
Finally I was somewhat happy with the color.
I gave it a nice decorative sanding and then began to bling it up!
Just toss a tree in the back and a wreath on the front and you are ready for the holidays.
This little truck will find a place of honor in my home this year.
I am sure it will travel to some shows also 🙂
Merry Junkin’ Christmas
Wings to Wander…. I have found that I really enjoy creating wings. I don’t know why, but one day I sat down and just started to create wings. These cuties are made from cardboard and coffee filters. That’s it…okay and … Continue reading
Over the past year, I have been updating and personalizing our new home while neglecting my blogging duties (sorry Pam!). The previous owners left us with a horribly tacky brass chandelier with swans on it. I apologize for not including a picture of it, but really just imagine the worst! My decorating style has evolved to what I like to call rustic farmhouse. Oh, and did I forget to say I’m cheap too? I found this red barn pulley at a flea market for $5.00. It was definitely a steal as I had been searching for several months for something in my budget.
I’ve got to admit I was completely unsure how to proceed once I found the pulley. Luckily my husband was willing to help. We took a trip to Lowe’s and found 2 basic pendant light kits as well as some heavy duty chain and hooks. From there, it’s just a matter of following the directions on the light kit. Much, much easier than I expected.
This is one of my very favorite projects. I love this pulley, but really you could use anything to create a personalized chandelier. The sky’s the limit!