Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thrifty measures

So, I totally slacked on my sewing today. Sorry you are going to have to wait on the new cushion cover for my dining bench. I seriously could not sew today due to the fact I spent four hours yesterday sewing (who knew a cushion cover would take so long!).

 I did however make some pretty swanky (love that word, just had to use it) decor for my kitchen island. I took some random pieces I got from thrift stores:

I used my trusty goop (if you don't have some of this, it is a must to have in stock at home) and did some stacking:

I then added some coffee beans into the candle holders and puts some candles in the center. If you don't like the smell of coffee ( I do, I am a coffee addict! It's not the caffeine, I mostly drink decaf) you could use some black beans or whatever color beans you want for that matter.  I then took some decorative flowers and placed it in the little container thingy ( have no idea what it's called. Any ideas?) Any who, this is what I have now:

My project cost: $1.98 for each candle holder and $3.99 for the container thingy, so that would be $7.95 ( already had the other supplies on hand). Pretty cool for under 10 bucks!

 Happy gooping!



Krysta said...

Cute, Cute! We need to go thrifting together. You find way better things than me! I love the idea of stacking things like that. You can never go wrong with stacking. I need to bring you some cookies to put in your container thingy. I have probably eaten two dozen all by myself in the last day!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love the coffee beans with the candle. That is really pretty! :) Thanks for the visit today. :)

Kim said...

They turned out so cool! I'm going to be looking with new eyes at the thrift shop because I have a couple of candleholders I've never 100% liked- but I bet they would look great with glass attached! I love coffee too-especially the smell! I have to tell you that your bathroom mirror has inspired me to frame out a mirror I have- now just to get to the hardware store! Have a super weekend!

Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my split pea-filled hurricanes!

Great idea of filling them with coffee beans! I love the smell of coffee, so I'm all for this idea! Thanks! :)

{cuppakim} said...

SO fun! I saw this idea on two-twenty-one yesterday - and hit up the dollar tree to get them. I made them last night and need filler. I may go with coffee beans - YUM! :)