Monday, December 7, 2009

.99 Cent Dollar Trees Turned Glorious ~



I picked up three of these trees at the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago.

And I kept thinking - man these babies are bright. And then I saw Alyshia over at Let it Shine glazed hers and they looked great. So, I grabbed my Metallic Paint and rubbed on - rubbed off.

Then I painted these "knobs" gold...

Added a little Spanish moss, some sticks and stuff and whaala -




I added this project to DIY Day over at A Soft Place To Land.

Linked up to The Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday.



31 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful!!
I love your candlesticks!!

Becky @ The Shea Family said...

how cute! gotta love dollar tree!

Lou Cinda said...

These look fabulous!! Very Elegant! I am going to have to go and see if they have any left. Everything is so picked over now.

And yes, the cloche I have with the present under it is the terrarium one! I just love it! I went back and bought two more to give as gifts! Thanks for the tip!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

PammyJ said...

this is BRILLIANT! (no pun intended)

Heather@PixieDust said...

ooooh, aaah, where did you get the fleur de lis? so, so pretty!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I passed those by because I thought they were too shiny looking, but I love how you did the glaze on them, Chelsea. They look so much better! Love the knob at the top ~ that alone adds to them, but the fleur de lis is the cherry on top!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, love your candelstics but please, the word is voila not whaala.

Tricia Anne said...

Wow! What a great transformation. And I love the big bows on the candle sticks!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Handeddowntreasures said...

Chelsea, The trees are beautiful! you do such nice work! Could you please email me? My computer crashed & I lost your email address. Thanks, Linda
prutzman@ptd.net

Darla said...

You are a clever little thing!!

TaraRose said...

Oh wow! They are beautiful! Where did you find the fleur de lis that added to the trees?

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

So pretty! Love the idea of rubbing them to reduce the shine, thanks for sharing the tip!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Lori E said...

This is so pretty and elegant. I love the toned down look.

Abbey @ Practically Perfect said...

Cute! I kept seeing these at Dollar Tree and thinking they'd be great for something but I didn't know what. Now I know!

Annette said...

Those look terrific! I saw them at the DT and thought the same thing - too bright. I wished I would have thought of glazing them then because I think they are sold out of that store now, I will have to check out some of the others.

Wendy said...

They look great! I love how you embellished them! You are just so creative!!

kimmcl said...

Omigosh this is SUCH a great idea! I cannot wait to try this. I will have to bookmark this post so I don't lose it. Thanks Chelsea!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are so pretty! You really do a wonderful job at taking the normal, blah, or ugly and make it your style. You are very talented.

Jane said...

Fabulous transformation. I always enjoy witnessing your creativity!!
Jane

Micah said...

So pretty:) I knew you would figure out something to go on top of the trees...I was stumped.

chany tzera said...

Preciosa creación de tus manos, adorable!!! Feliciatciones, Chany

momstheword said...

These are gorgeous! I like them so much better after you changed them. They look so pretty with the gold against the wood.

I love that you saw something at the Dollar store and changed it into something expensive looking!

~ Nan

Nicole ~ said...

Those turned out to be so beautiful!! What a lovely transformation!

Nicole

~ RM said...

THat turned out great!! I love all the creative (and cheap) ideas for Christmas decorations floating all around blogland!

~ RM said...

THat turned out great!! I love all the creative (and cheap) ideas for Christmas decorations floating all around blogland!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

So clever! They are beautiful.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

So pretty! They look like crowns!

Deb said...

nice transformation....

Delightful Dwelling said...

They look great! I wish our dollar store had those they are so fun!

The Whispering Creek House said...

I cant tell you haow many times I was going to pick those trees up! yours looks amazing WELL DONE!!!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

What a great idea!!

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