I thought I would work on a furniture project while I was home. But my husband bought so much furniture while I was away, that there was no room to work in our garage! Not so long ago he was telling me, "no more furniture purchases until you sell some". I did sell that dining room table and chairs, but he bought a whole lot more than that.......2 wardrobes, a china cabinet, a bookshelf, 6 dining chairs, a buffet, a side table, 2 mirrors, and probably a couple of things I'm forgetting. I told you he got carried away! He spent less than $350 for everything all at one estate sale!
Here is where the little bit of Christmas comes in. I wanted to accomplish something while I was home. So I decided to work on a couple of things for Christmas decor. I found this little hurricane lamp at an estate sale over the weekend for $3. I had the pine cones from last year. I got the berries for 50% off at Michael's for $1. I think I might paint the base white after I get back home.
|I got those candle pedestals at the same sale. Love them!|
This last little project is my favorite. I read about using this technique on a blog recently. I feel terrible, but I cannot remember which blog it was on. If I run across it, I'll give you an update. You just cut the burlap in strips and tie each strip into a knot around your wreath ring. Be sure to overlap each strip as you go. It's also a good idea to be sure your ring is a similar color to your burlap. I just used some raffia from the container my pine cones were in to hang the wreath. And then stuck a cluster of berries in it. Simple as that! Here it is.
|I love it on my window! I still need to work on getting it more "Christmassy"|