Last week we discussed "the downtrodden and the bedraggled". This weekend I have another little "outcast" that was revived for Granddaughter Gracie's room. She is very into zebra print and so we took an old white wrought iron vanity chair ($12 at a garage sale about 10 yrs ago), sprayed it gloss black and re-covered its red velvet seat. The little backrest pillow is encircled with feathers and topped off with pink polka dot bows, rhinestone buttons and black grosgrain ties.
We added a zebra bulletin board, pillow with the letter G made from green seed beads and a basket I found at Hancock's for 30% off to the mix.
Cost: $9.99 for 1 yard of corduroy zebra print and $5.60 for sale basket. We had the feathers and ribbon. But for just a little over $15 we made a big impact in the room!
I hope to publish the pictures of the zebra stuff on Facebook. I am having trouble with posting pics on the blog.
Tip #2: Re-use your tissue paper.
I know some of you will be horrified with this tip, but I can't tell you how helpful it is. Pretty tissue paper, rather than standard issue white, can cost up to $1 per sheet! I keep all my tissue paper when I receive a gift. I put it on the ironing board and press it. It doesn't burn and irons beautifully. (No steam please.) I then fold it and stack it by color. I have lots (and lots and lots) of tissue stored in a flat box. It's ready to go at a moment's notice. At school, I have used the same tissue to decorate for various events for several YEARS! If it rips I toss it!