Saturday, January 30, 2010

How do I love thee Dollar Tree...let me count the ways....

I heart the Dollar Tree...like seriously, I HEARTTTTTTTTT it! Lame as this sounds, I absolutely love to go there by myself and wander around. I have found some of the most amazing treasures there, its crazy! So consider this your forewarning...you will probably see many crafts here made from the dollar store, cuz I could live there if they'd let me...seriously...

While wandering around there this week, I spotted something that I thought I could whip up into some perfect decor for my boudoir. I have a turquoise/chocolate brown color scheme going on in there and when I saw these pieces, inspiration just struck!


















So, first things first, I gave that hideous gold & black speckled candlestick a nice coat of chocolate brown. Because, lets be real here, EVERYTHING looks better in chocolate brown! Once it dried, it was liquid nails to the rescue!!!!! Squirt it in, place the candle holder on top and VOILA...magic!


























So with my rusty looking bird (also a dollar store find), and this sweet sign I received as an anniversary gift from my sister, I was able to make a nice little vignette for my bedroom. I love how it turned out, I hope you do to! What treasures have you found at the dollar store lately?




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25 comments:

  1. That's really cool, I have the same colors in my bedroom, I'm going to copy this. LOVE IT!

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  2. love it, Nikki! I'm subscribing to get more dollar ideas!

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  3. Hi Nikki, I love the dollar store too! That turquoise candy dish is really pretty, especially after you paired it with the candlestick.

    I just started hosting my 'Make it Yours' linky party every Wednesday. I'd love it if you'd come over and link this up!

    http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/01/make-it-yours-day.html

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  4. Oooo, I saw those EXACT things there, and it never occurred to me! Genius!

    (Esther's corrupting you with the brown/blue color scheme, lol!)

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  5. so cool.. this looks like a funky candy dish my gram had in her front room when i was growing up... no one was allowed in there so we just admired all the beauties from the outside.

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  6. Oh now this I adore!! Using an idea that we have all seen, yet it is one of the most unique pieces I have seen! Love it :)

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  7. I love the dollar tree too! This is such a cute candle holder... and yes, everything looks better with chocoalate brown!

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  8. The Dollar Tree has become one of my new favorite stores to visit. Love the dish and I didn't see those birds ~ I'll have to look next trip.

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  9. This is so cute! I have seen some cake stands made using this technique but I LOVE it with the candle. So cute. I guess I need to head over to the dollar store---I haven't really been in ages!

    Thanks for linking!

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  10. Thats crazy cute! Great Job!

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  11. I love chocolate brown! My absolute favorite color! What cute thrifty decor!

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  12. wow! who woulda thought those two things would go together so magically? great eye :)

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  13. I love the dollar store as well. sometime when I'm checking out I wonder what the cashier thinks. do they think I am buying this because it's sooo beautiful? I want to tell them I have plans for this and it's going to look better...LOL

    Thanks for joining "Get your craft on Thurs." Hope to see you next week!
    Lori

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  14. I too love Dollar Store. And I have a chocolate brown and turquoise room in my house. Lovely. But, what is Liquid Nails?

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  15. AWESOME!!! I LOVE the Dollar Store! My bedroom is turquoise and chocolate brown.

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  16. I really like this! I follow Dollar Store Crafts and I'm so glad I clicked on this link. I see a lunch run to Dollar Tree to get supplies for this weekend!

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  17. Great idea! That would be perfect in my kitchen.

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  18. Hi! I wanted to let you know that I linked back to your post here as the inspiration for my Easter Candle holders. If you have a minute, please stop by and have a look!

    http://keeninspirations.blogspot.com/2010/03/easy-dollar-store-easter-candles-and.html

    Thank you for all your great Dollar Store Inspirations!

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  19. I love this. It looks so classy!

    Alyssa
    http://lifeoflyssie.com

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  20. BAM! I love that you put the two together and just wish I'd spotted that little dish when they were in stock.

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  21. I am a genius! I mean, you are a genius because you made yours...I bought the EXACT same items with the EXACT same plans...only mine are sitting on the craft supply shelf with a million other projects that aren't getting done! Looks great...I snagged a tangerine orange dish too :)

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