Monday, September 12, 2011

dollar store decor

BEFORE


We own a few books.  They occupy one entire wall of the the craft room/ office that I have been working hard to make presentable.  I decided to organize the shelves by category: religious, nature, fiction, and scrapbooks.  Eventually, I'll put a little themed vignette on top of each bookshelf.  I found 2 ideas @ the Dollar store. 

I found this shadow box thing and painted it white and put a brown glaze on top. I've seen lots of alpahbet art in the blogosphere,  So I looked for letters of the Internet to spell E-X-P-L-O-R-E.


Here it is hanging out on top of the bookshelf containing my husband's 100 bird books.

I also found this frame that was falling apart. This made it easier to take off the tacky brass part and spray paint it white.  Then I cut out some letters with my Cricut.

Much Better.

Not bad for $2. Stay tuned for the big craft room reveal.

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19 comments:

  1. LOVE the Explore shadowbox - GREAT finds!

    Shannon
    Sweet Stella's

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  2. Turned out great! I love both of your projects.

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  3. Good ideas! We, too, have a serious amount of books. Love the EXPLORE box, so nicely done. Have fun with your interesting project.

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  4. Great ideas and came together for great prices! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Really love these! I can't wait to see the reveal!

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  6. Love the explore! I have seen those at the dollar store and knew someone could do something cute with them! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  7. Great idea!
    I will be a new follower, once blogger let's me. :)

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  8. These are great ideas! If only I didn't own so many books that I put them on top of the bookcases! Sigh.

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  9. I saw that little box at the Dollar Tree & tried to come up with something, but this is fabulous! You did a really great job being so creative! Thank you very much for sharing this @ Show & Share!

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  10. Awesome idea! love the letters!

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  11. This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

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  12. That's so cute! No way that you can tell where it was from!

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  13. This is so cool & creative. LOVE IT! Thanks so much for linking it to Fab Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  14. Sooo cute! How creative is this project?! We are featuring it at our Whatcha Got Weekend link party... can't wait to see what else you've linked up :)

    xo

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  15. The shadowbox idea is genius! You could do so much with it and I really like the different letters inside. Very cool!

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  16. I love the shadowbox! I am going to have to keep an eye out for it at the dollar stores.

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