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Monday, July 7, 2014

Anthropologie DIY

Ahhh, the wonders of spray paint.
A while back, I saw this cactus cookie jar and thought it would be a good addition to my collection of pieces for the hutch in my formal living room.  I've been on the hunt for white pieces to balance out the dark colors (navy walls, dark wood finish on the hutch).  But, alas, this was a $50 cookie jar originally, and I did not want to pay $50 (or even $28 when it went on sale).  I thought it would be a fun addition to the room, and a nice little nod to the desert we live in.
Anthropologie
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Anyway, I saw it, and I thought it was cute, but then I also remembered how cheap I have become, and besides, the pants I wanted were on sale for around $50, and they were awfully cute, so...
Well, the other day the Cat and I popped in to the Salvation Army and spied this little gem.

Hideous?  Maybe.  But I thought it would be just fine with a couple of coats of white spray paint.
And you know what?  I think I was right!



One of the only differences between the original $50 cookie jar and the one I paid $2.26 for is that mine only has one flower instead of 3.  Oh well!

I know it is not exact, but for less than $3, I think it is pretty good.
I love spray paint!

10 comments:

  1. Great job! They look so similar!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it, for less than $3!
      Lori

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  2. Nicely done- love the white version. Spray paint cures all! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thanks! And I agree- spray paint is the best!
      Lori

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  3. I think it's pretty darn brilliant. Nailed it!

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  4. I think that's a pretty rockin' DIY! I love Anthropologie but I just can't justify the prices, so I'm always hunting for DIYS. :)

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