$3.60 headboard art + Under $10 Under 1 Hour spring party

14 March 2013

Do you remember the .50 shutters I got at the yard sale in August 2010? Of course you do. I know you’ve been wondering and worrying and wringing your hands about what I would do with them. Well, today is your lucky day.
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First, give them a good hosedown in the shower. Smile smugly when the neighbor kids ask why your mom has shutters in the shower and your kids just shrug and keep walking as if nothing is out of the ordinary. Love them. shutters

Gather a bunch of paper plate holders you got at the thrift store for 10 cents a piece. Go raid your spray paint stash for colors that might work. paper plate holders   spray paint
I don’t always spray paint on Saturday mornings, but when I do, I make sure I look my best in my paint respirator filter mask
Spray paint the shutters white.
Spray paint the plate holders lots of fun colors. Maybe a kind-of ombre look would be nice.
paper plate holders as art
Hang up the shutters.
Hot glue the plate holders on top in a random, cascading pattern.
above bed design using shutters   paper plate holders
There you have yourself a nice above-the-bed art piece in your daughter’s room for $3.60!
Okay, so maybe it’s not under an hour, but it was under $10. Fair enough? Let’s get this party started!!
Just a few things to remember:
*please only one link per blog, but you can put several projects in one post if you would like
*it has to be a project under $10, under 1 hour, no shops or advertising.
*please visit and comment on the 2 links before yours. That’s the best part of these parties, the comments and interaction!
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  1. I absolutely LOVE what you have done with old stuff, so Anthro and gorgeous!! Thank you for hosting a great party too Melissa!!

    xo, Tanya


  2. Tania Pelletier1/8/14, 1:30 PM

    I love the painted paper plate holders as wall art, what a great idea! I have a request/question for you. I have an Etsy shop where I sell vintage items (www.littlevintagecottage.com) and I often sell those paper plate holders. May I have your permission to use the photograph of your wall art in my listings for those plates as an idea for something to do with them other than their intended purpose? I would give credit to you and put a link to your blog in the listing details where I use the photo of course. :o)

    Thanks for considering!


  3. Redbarncandleco1/8/14, 3:17 PM

    LOVE your project. It looks so clean and springish! Amazing, as always! ;)

    Thank you so much for hosting. Look forward to your parties all year!


  4. Natasha Hoover1/8/14, 6:01 PM

    Love it! When I first looked a the picture, I couldn't figure out what you'd painted for the bright parts. Using picnic plate cover thingies was a great idea!

  5. I love this idea so much...incredibly creative! Thanks for hosting this party...always one of my favorites. :)

  6. I'm curious...did you buy the shutters and paper plate holders with this project in mind or were they stashed away and it just came to you to put the two together? Either way I wish I had just a little of your creativity and ability to envision things not only as they are but what they could be. 

  7. I am your newest follower!  Great blog, thank you for hosting the party :)


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