I am actually going to continue to share a few high/low organizing projects over the month of May, while you continue to link up and share yours. I found a few pieces I was excited to bring into my home for projects big and small, and can't wait to share!
I am kicking off the series with an easy peasy umbrella stand transformation.
Last year there was a very sad incident that caused our beautiful over-sized vase of an umbrella stand to tumble over and break. Tears were shed and I went right out to replace it. However, the first umbrella stand cost me $10 and another at that price has been impossible to locate again. So, we have been tossing our umbrellas in a corner, hanging them on hooks, losing them in our coat closet... I know, big time problems right?
I recently spotted these darling Jayes umbrella stands with pretty gold detail edges, however, at $95 each, I chuckled and moved on.
Until I found a floral bucket at a thrift store for a total of $3! The shape was close enough to the inspiration and the price to corral our umbrellas by the front door was perfect.
To knock-off the inspiration, I started with some basic supplies as well.
Some wooden spheres found at Michael's for 49 cents, navy spray paint and gold liquid leaf.
I started by giving the bucket a coat of the glossy navy spray paint. Once the paint was cured, I then taped off all of the edges on the outside and in.
Using the liquid leaf, I gilded the rim and handles of the bucket. I am also starting a new paint splatter nail treatment trend.... Shellac is so yesterday.....
I wanted to add a small decorative detail to the bottom of the bucket in the form of feet. I started by sticking the spheres to rolled painters tape. This would allow me to gild them without them rolling around.
Using some super glue, I adhered the spheres to the base of the bucket.
Our living room has been receiving a lot of pattern lately in the form of curtains, pillows, throws and our recent DIY lamp, so I decided that I would go for a simple, classic look on the stand. You can never go wrong with a monogram, so I cut one out of vinyl with my Silhouette. The beauty of the high/low project is that you can customize your storage to whatever you would like it to become.
Not bad for $3.49! Definitely a suitable option until I find another over-sized chunky vase for $10.
A steal over the $95 version!
More High/Low storage to come next week! But now it is your turn to start linking up some projects!
As always, an over-sized thank you to all who participate in these challenges. Checking out your posts is my guilty pleasure every month, so bring it on! This month I will also be sharing some of your projects via social media and as always, will be doing a recap at the end of the party.
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