With that in mind, I went dollarstore hunting (favourite task of mine) and took my TV stand from this:
Here is a project breakdown from side to side.
Over here I reused a lot of things that I already owned, like the jewellery box, owl, candle in vase, and my turtle. Turtles may not be fall-like, but gosh darn he was the perfect shade of mustard yellow! I picked up a few pine cones from the dollar store to add a little fall nature in here too.
I also put a white runner along the whole TV stand (crocheted?) to give the white wood top a more cozy feel. I got this at the dollarstore too! One was too small so I cut the ends off two and sewed them together. I accidentally bought two slightly different patterns (oops!) but you can barely tell. Or that's what I tell myself.
For this side, I only reused the vase, owl candle holder, and the wooden star puzzle. I got the pumpkins and pine cones as a little bundle at the dollar store. Bright orange pumpkins aren't my thing, so I wanted to paint them gold. However the dollarstore was out of gold paint! I didn't have time to look elsewhere so I picked up some weird gel gold glitter paint. When I got home I painted them white and them panted the gold overtop. They kind of turned out like aged, glittery pumpkins? But I liked them!
However my favourite part is the vase. This was a cheap $4 vase I got in the summer (the dollarstore also has lots of vases). I used my glue gun to wrap warm grey yarn around the outside. Did not take long and it looks amazing! Then I plopped in these great faux flowers from the dollarstore and added in a mirror that I also found there.
Total cost of my makeover:
2 runners: $3
Pumpkins & pinecones: $4
Total makeover cost: $14.69 after tax! Right on budget!
The other challengers should also be posting their projects today, so please check them out too! We are supposed to do a reveal of each others projects on Friday, but I am on vacation so I won't be able to. Please send them my love because I am sure they did an awesome job and I can't wait to see!
My Fellow Challengers: