My breakfast table desperately needed some sort of arrangement. It had been bare since I packed up all of my Christmas decor in January. I liked the three candles enclosed in large hurricanes that were there before, but I just got tired of them (as I often do with most decor after a period of time). So the table has been sadly bare, until today.
And of course, as always, it was done on a budget! And of course, as always, I’m thrilled to share it with you!
I found this gold-painted wicker and wire basket last week at my favorite Humane Society thrift store.
A coat of my new favorite spray paint, Krylon nickel in satin finish, and this tray is beginning to take on its new identity. No seriously, it really is my new fave! Click here and here to see my other recent projects involving this paint. I think I might be addicted!
Another of my new favorites, Distress Ink, adds just a little something more to any project.
I rubbed it on the wicker and metal wire, inside and out to give it some character.
Now that the basket is looking good as new, I gotta fill it.
I found these green boxwood balls at Hobby Lobby. As if $2.99 (small) and $4.99 (large) isn’t cheap enough, they were 50% off. Sweet!
They fit perfectly!
And I know just the place to put this new arrangement. . .
It makes a great new addition to my poor, pitiful, bare breakfast table.
Let’s add up the total here:
thrift store basket: $2.50
2 large (4.99 each) and 3 small (2.99 each) balls all @ 50% off: about $9.50
(I already had the Krylon spray paint & Distress Ink)
Grand total = $12.00