Hi everyone! I cleaned and fluffed my dining room this morning and wanted to show you all what I did with my monogrammed silverware which I usually have stashed in my dining room cupboard. I also changed a few things around and twined some some jeweled garland in my chandelier for a more festive fall look.
I've had this jar for several years now and it's never been a favorite of mine.
I got it on deep clearance at TJ Maxx and thought I could get past some of the things I didn't like. But I wound up not using it very much. So I decided it needed an easy makeover! All the pictures enlarge when you click on them.
Looks better don't you think? I put it on a silver candlestick that I already had and sprayed the top with some silver spray paint. I didn't attach the candlestick permanently but you could. I did silver because I have it next to my coffee pots but I'm thinking that I might like black better, black bottom and paint the top black too.
Some of my monogramed silverware is in the jar nestled in a dried hydrangea blossom from my garden.
I made a quick fun tag for my other jar of silverware.
I made this with some card stock and two rubber stamps. I never ever ever buy stamps or any scrapbook stuff at full price. Hobby Lobby has it on sale at least once a month and Jo-Ann/Michaels/etc always have a coupon you can use. Also, end of season is a great time to buy (I noticed a lot of shell and beach themed stamps are on clearance now and would be perfect for summer craft projects next year!)
I was going to make a shadowbox with some of my silverware in it but these were 50% off at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and at $11.50 they are very near what I would have spent to make one! The picture below it is one that I showed you how to make with wallpaper a while ago. I just sprayed the white frame black.
I changed out my tablecloth for this toile runner and added a simple candle as my center piece. It has some little faux green apples as filler around the bottom.
Cleaning my dining room is so much more fun than cleaning bathrooms (which is my job for tomorrow)!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week!
P.S. Lyn was so encouraged by your response to her guest post that she started a blog! Go to Essential Thrift and say hello. She said I have the nicest readers and I agree!