Monday, November 26, 2012

The Magic of Paint and Glitter

I think I can make almost anything pretty with a little white paint and some glitter... 
 


I painted several things recently and the glitter just brought them alive!

They started out looking like this...

I like to spray paint on my old wicker and that way I don't waste any paint!



and turned into this!


Being able to transform things like this brings me joy! We live on an extremely limited budget--but our surroundings are beautiful! Thanks to a little creativity, some paint and some glitter.


The paint just naturally crackled just like it did last year on a similar deer. I love the look :) I am thinking he needs something pretty around his neck. He is looking a little too naked.

 
 I am planning to use this star on top of my tree this year. Isn't it lovely? Much better than the former gold look it had. A pretty tree topper for $2.99 at Goodwill!

Besides painting some pretties I also did some Black friday shopping with the girls. Janae needed a camera so we did the wait in line at Best Buy thing. It is always kind of fun actually. It has become a tradition. We always seem to find some line we need to wait and freeze in. :)

This is a cell phone picture of the girls sitting in line
My budget doesn't include things like a camera (and thankfully I already have one) but I did get this sweet crystal tree for $5.25 at Michaels.


I think it looks just perfect on the mantle!

I also couldn't help myself to get a couple more little houses which has become my new collection.

I got this white church at Marshall's...


This sweet little blue house (from HomeGoods) looks so cute with my pink house.


I am beginning to have my own little neighborhood! I think these will always bring back happy Christmas memories each year when I get them out. Some decorations are just special..that is how I feel about these.

I hope this finds everyone enjoying the holiday season!

39 comments:

sissie said...

Hi Sandy,
It's amazing what a little white paint and some glitter can do for thrifty finds. Love the reindeer and the star.
My favorite is always those pretty churches and houses. There is just something magical about them.

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

hugs
Sissie

Janae said...

Your projects all turned out so pretty! It is so amazing what a difference a little glitter and paint can make! It is a good idea to spray on the wicker, I should be doing that one mine, its getting a little worn out. Thanks for going Black Friday shopping with me it was fun!

Amy Jo said...

Your sparklies turned out beautiful! I love when I transform something and it turns out perfect.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Shingle Cottage said...

Oh my!
Beautiful sparkly prettiness! oh i just love everything Sandy,i have some roses that i am going to glitter and you have me all ready to go now after seeing your sparkly cones,i have a star just like that too,it's gold but after seeing yours i am guessing mine won't be gold for long.
Your girls are beautiful as are their memories you are making xxx

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

such a sensible and smart way to spray! that is genius to spray ontop of the wicker...at any rate I love the projects and you have the spirit of xmas firmly in hand my dear!!

Denise said...

Love all the pieces and how they turned out.Looks like you had great fun.-Denise

Grandma Carolee said...

All of your projects turned out beautifully! I love things that sparkle.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Soooo pretty! Love that deer!

De tout, de rien said...

Oh I'm in love with it all! You're right, a coat of white paint and glitter makes all the difference.

I love those little churches and houses, I must look for some.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for coming by my blog now I have found you. Love your blog and will put you on my blog list so I can follow things you are doing. Love the little Church and houses. I saw those at my Home Goods and thought how cute they were now I may have to go back to see if they are still there!!!! You inspired me!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments.
Kris

Rebecca said...

A little paint...a little glitter and LOTS of vision! LOVE IT ALL!

xoRebecca

G Inspires said...

I love your painted and glittered decore! So pretty! Especially those pine cones.... what a transformation to cold! I'm not a HUGE gold advocate but I absolutely love all the white that you do! I also really enjoy Black Friday, I don't even need to buy anything I just like to be a part of it! Even if that means I'm standing in the cold!

June said...

I love all of your holiday sparkle Sandy! I could live in that darling little neighborhood of yours : )
You are I are thinking alike today. I was just heading out to gather pine cones to paint and glitter-up myself!
sending hugs...

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

You're right, Sandy! I'm always amazed at paint magic! Your reindeer and pine cones look lovely! The small houses are one of my favorites! They are so pretty and remind me of times gone by. Your vignettes looks wonderful!

Lauren said...

Love the reindeer, looks amazing!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I really love that deer! Go glitter!

Lucille said...

I love how you've transformed everything with paint and glitter. I feel so nostalgic when I see little Christmas villages. They remind me of my maternal grandmother. Yours are so pretty.

Anne said...

Oh yes Sandy I agree white paint and glitter can make anything beautiful! LOVE your transformations!What a pretty crystal tree too!
xx
Anne

Carolyn said...

I think you are right about the white paint and glitter making a big improvement!
Love those cute little houses and church too.

Carolyn

KATHY said...

all your projects turned out so pretty!! I just love all your beautiful little houses. They are so adorable.

Kathy

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your little village collection is wonderful, and to think you found them at different stores. I must agree with you, glitter makes everything special during the holidays ( and other times too). Your crafts are beautiful.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are so right a little white paint and wala...Perfect. So glad your daughter got a camera, she is so talented...Somethings are worth waiting in line for!

Carol

jeanetteann said...

Love your little houses Sandy,and the white and glitter is lovely on your star and reindeer.
I was away at the weekend so am a bit late commenting. xx

Melanie said...

Yes, a little paint and glitter can work magic!! Loving that deer!! So lovely!!

Sweet Melanie said...

I love how everything is looking! Spray paint is my friend too, lol! After seeing your crystal tree from Michaels, now I must have one!

Cynthia said...

Just beautiful, it goes to show that a little paint can work magic. I love stuff like this, great job.

Cynthia

lynn said...

love your projects, sandy! your village is adorable!

Cindy said...

I love the little houses too, and the village that you are starting to create with them. And, isn't it so cool to be able to take something like the reindeer and pine cones, and make them into something so pretty for practically nothing! I love projects like that!

Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the transformation of your finds, Sandy! They look wonderful. I'm especially drawn to the pine cones. Don't know why I didn't leave a few out from my Fall decor and do something with them. I love that little church, too.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your projects turned out beautifully.Amazing what a little paint and glitter can do.
BWW.
Hugs,
Marie

must love junk said...

Oh, I love glitter, too! Your items turned out so cute-I especially love the deer :)
Susan

Barbara Jean said...

all looks wonderful! love the whites.
and yes, your little deer does need a bit of something around it's neck.
=)

blessings
barb

Heaven's Walk said...

Sandy - your projects turned out so pretty! Love the sparkly blingy white! What pretty additions to your Christmas decor! :) I haven't put up anything up. Just sittin' back and soaking up all the inspiration first. lol!

xoxo laurie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I absolutely adore glitter houses. I don't have any yet but I think I'm going to try and get some after Christmas when they're on sale. I love your white transformations. The deer is cute ... I like the way the paint crackled on him.

Ivy and Elephants said...

You really do wonders with your paint and glitter! And painting on the wicker, ... GENIUS!
Love you little village, too.
Hugs,
Patti

Jodi S said...

love the reindeer and star and pinecones. so fun and wintery :)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Fantastic up-cycles. The star is great with the jewelled embellishment. Love the little glitter houses!!
Karen

Monica said...

I am partial to the blue house, but both are adorable!
And those tiny wreaths... aaah.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love your glitter houses! I found an aqua and pink house and church at HomeGoods, too! Don't you just love Marshalls and HomeGoods?
Michelle