Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cheap Treasures...

My Trash to Treasure contribution, today
is a project that I did this summer at the lakehouse.

~A table for the children's TV in the bedroom.~

I found a cute aqua metal table, (pictured in 2nd pic), at Pier One on Clearance,
but the color was really off.

Who would've imagined the MANY various shades of aqua? I found that there are quite a few! :)

My other dilemma, the cable box would not fit under the TV, so it was left on the floor.

I found the wood table below at the local thrift store, for around $8-$10.
Can't remember exact cost.
The rattan bottom shelf was a nice touch for a lakehouse furnishing.


Removed the glass top and spray painted the table white.

It was a perfect solution, especially with the little "shelf" at the bottom
to hold the cable box.
And the octagon shape was a nice fit in the space.

The wood dresser was a second-hand piece. Someone elses "trash." :)

Just another view of the bedroom. The bed and mattress were free, and I am hoping to "upgrade" with a better trash/treasure soon! :)

The picture over the bed was a freebie print in a "second-hand" frame...

~ CHEAP Treasures ~

Just to change gears a little...

I went to the Dollar Tree this morning
and wanted to share these canisters I found, and some of the ideas I had for them.

Three glass canister and three candles, all $1 each.
Throw in a few acorns...
(Will be glittered in a few days, scroll back for that previous project.)

Top the canister with one of the candles...

Add greenery and other "fall items,"

such as the Indian Corn bundles pictured below,
that were marked down to 25 cents at Wal-mart,
and you have a cheap Thanksgiving table arrangement.

(I will be using all three canisters together.)

After Thanksgiving, toss the fall, and add Christmas items to the versatile canisters to add a little Christmas cheer and sparkle to you decor....
Such as Candy canes....



How about sparkly package filler....

(Also from the Dollar Tree!)

Mix and use different items,
or use the same in each canister for a more uniform look.

...or add a festive bow!

M & M's would be super cute...

The possibilities are endless!

But the most important thing is, it is cheap and it can be fabulous! :)

Visit Diane, at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, for more Trash to Treasure transformations.

"FOUR hours and counting"....WOOHOO!!!! "smiles" ~Rhonda

29 comments:

beth at aunties said...

Rhonda,
You transformed the table beautifully. The room looks inviting and comfy and love all the super prices!!!! Free is always great.
Thanks for the tip about Dollar Tree and your fun ideas!

Beth

Penless Thoughts said...

You certainly have a decorating flare.
Susan

ellen b said...

Hi Rhonda! You did a great job with that table. That room is great. What fun ideas for those glass carafes. You are very creative :0)

onlymehere said...

I want your creative brain!!! I can't believe the wonderful things it comes up with. It's definitely a scientific fact now. There is a gene that can see beauty in anything......you have it, I don't!! Love the canisters and the table too. These canisters are too dang fun and versatile!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Rhonda... just popped over from Diane's, and look at your treasures!

The white table was a steal, and look how festive that last shot is of your bottles. I love the way that looks, just like a party! I'm a candy cane kind of girl. Love anything with stripes!

Thanks for sharing, and I hope you'll pop over and visit me, too!

Sheila

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your aqua table is just so darn cute Rhonda .

Bo said...

Hi Rhonda...doesn't your heart beat a little faster when you solve a decorating dilemma 'on the cheap' & it turns out SO GOOD! The glass cylinders from Dollar Tree are now on my gotta have list...Like you said...endless possibilities! ;-) Bo

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Rhonda,
You are so clever! I love what you did with the three glass thingies!

And the TV table looks great!

Thanks for linking to Trash to Treasure!

Diane

duchess said...

Cute ideas.

Amelia said...

I agree The Dollar Tree is a great place for shopping for items such as this...price is great - so if you just use for one season...not a lot of money invested either.

These glass "things" are going to look outstanding which ever way you use them.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Good job on the table! And I LOVE those canisters and candles. I've got to get to Dollar Tree ASAP before they disappear!

Deb said...

Hi Rhonda! I love what you did with the tables and the canisters. Deb

Angie said...

I am suddenly craving candy canes now....lol. Love all your makeovers! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Rhonda I love what you did with the glass wine canisters..and girl I am going to the Dollar tree tomorrow..no I really am...I go every week to see what treaurer is calling my name..the ones with the sheared paper now would those not look pretty at New years?? great job on the table girl..got to love spray paint...thanks for sharing and coming by for tea today...hugs and smiles Gloria

nikkicrumpet said...

The table is perfect in the white...and I love the bedding in that room. But my oh my aren't you the clever lady! Those candle holders are brilliant!!! I love the last display with the candy canes and tinsel. This has endless possibilities...thanks so much for sharing it!

Shelia said...

Rhonda, you're just amazin! Look at all these things you do!! I especially love those carafes with froo froo in the bottoms and candles on top. Your littl brain must just whirl 90 to nuthing all the time! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Rhonda,
I'm loving those carafe's! Especially all the clever fillers you've thought of for them. That's my challenge with apothocary jars, thinking of fillers! Great idea! You're so clever! How's the bedroom remodeling coming along?

Susie Harris said...

I love how you changed the look of those jars. Each so pretty! Great ideas..thanks~

Michelle said...

I just love trash to TREASURE and cheap finds turned beautiful!

Love it all!

ivoryspring said...

Wow, Rhonda - those treasures look anything but "cheap" -- you did a great job!!!! Everything looks great!

Becky said...

Girly, you are so dang smart!! I love what you did to the tables and the canisters are my fav!!!

Monogram Queen said...

You are SO right - cheap can be fabulous. My MIL and SIL's laugh at me going to yardsales and thrift stores but then them compliment my clothes etc. Where do they think I get them?!!! LOL

I have a big glass container that I put christmas balls in every year. I need to get more creative with it!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Rhonda! I must go back to dollar tree now!!!! great idea! Love the white table too. Perfect table for lots of places! Hope all is going well with your projects!!! Have a great one - Sincerely, Jeannette

Pearl said...

As always... You simply amaze me with all of your clever 'n creative ideas and endless talents!! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Gotta ♥Love♥ the Dollar Tree store! God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~

Pearl

ksarra said...

How creative, I love the way you make the arrangement so unique to each season. I LOVE going to the Dollar Tree, the bargains there are amazing. I try to buy as soon as the merchandise arrives, before the seasonal rush.

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