You may be starting to notice a theme around here lately. I have become just a teensy bit obsessed with all things shimmery, sparkly, and metallic. First there was my glam fall wreath. Then I confessed my love of gold polka dots. And now I'm back with even more shiny goodness-- glam fall shelf decor!
We don't have a mantel in our home, but we do have these fun shelves which have been decorated the same way since I styled them waaaaaaaay back in February. February. I know, right? Time for a change! I had been collecting little bits and pieces of things that I liked, but I'm not a great visualizer. I have to physically put things in a space and live with them for a little while to see if it's what I want, tweaking and editing as it sits there day after day, so while that was happening my poor family had to stare at this:
As you can see, almost everything on the shelves received a little DIY treatment to get to the final product. I love looking at beautifully styled shelves, but you could literally spend hundreds of dollars on tchotchkes if you weren't careful! My goal with my decor was to get a high-end look with a low-end price tag. Let's check out the details.
I cut a piece of polka dotted wrapping paper to fit in a dollar store vase and added a black bow for some instant class. The gold stand is a dollar store candlestick and a child's bowl (2/$1 at Target Dollar Spot!) spray painted gold and hot glued together.
I'm going to talk a little more about my chalkboard art a little later in the week, but it's basically just a $3 Walmart frame, some paint, and a little bow. The smaller frame is a dollar store find prettified with gems that I had left over from my glam fall wreath. I whipped up the mini subway art over at picmonkey.com and printed it on cardstock.
I grabbed a candle stand that I had from our wedding and paired it with a candlestick I got on mega clearance ($3!) at Target then topped them with 97 cent pumpkins from Walmart. My original plan was to paint the pumpkins white, but I ended up liking the pops of color and the gold shimmer, so I left them alone.
The top shelf was pretty simple. I switched out the ribbon on some Dollar Spot pails from Target and filled them with spray painted sticks from my yard (free!). I bought an unfinished frame at Michael's during a 50% off sale and spray painted it black with paint leftover from my outdoor bench. The garland was made with some glittery scrapbook paper, a circle punch, and some thread-- easy peasy!
I'm loving how it turned out, and my family is probably loving that I don't have a mishmash of random stuff sitting on our shelves anymore! 😉 It was fun to challenge myself to get a beautiful look for less. I was amazed at what I could save by being willing to do a little extra work myself! Check back later this week for more details on my chalkboard art. (Can you believe I waited this long to try a chalkboard paint project? And I call myself a blogger!) Have a wonderful Monday!
What are your tips for saving on home decor?
So thrilled to be featured here: