“The Look” for less
We all love “the look.” We all want “the look.” You know the one…you open the Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs catalog and want every room in your home to look like that! The angels are singing, your heart is palpitating and then BAM….you see the price and go into a state of sticker shock.
If you are like me, your wheels are constantly turning trying to find ways to get “the look” for less. In some cases, a LOT less! 🙂
Today I was at Michaels, cruising the $1.50 section. It seems a lot of my inspiration comes from there! http://mapleandmagnolia.com/2010/09/05/prettyoverpractical/
They have a new vintage line that is just beautiful. All the things that are popular right now, yet timeless…birdcages, clocks, chandeliers, skeleton keys, arm chairs, and vintage typewriters. I bought a few packages of rub-ons and came home and got to work!
This is a very simple project and best of all, you get a lot of flash for very little cash!
Here’s how I did it.
Step 1: Find some white plates (any shape, any size, any number). You know you have a stockpile of white plates just waiting for a project!
Step 2: Arrange them on the floor until you like the layout.
Step 3: Open the rub-on packages and cut out the image you want. Leave a border…don’t cut too close to the image. Cut through the plastic AND the paper backing).
Step 4: Place the images on the plates and make sure you like how it looks.
Step 5: Use the popsicle stick that’s included in the rub-on package and adhere the rub-on to the center of the plate. (Take the paper backing off first). Be sure to hold the image cut out with your non rubbing hand. I found that rubbing firmly in circles has the best results. Peel up a corner to see if it’s adhering. If not, keep rubbing!
Step 6: Use my Plate Hangers for Pennies trick: http://mapleandmagnolia.com/2010/09/09/plate-hangers-for-pennies/
Step 7: Hang them on the wall.
Step 8: Stand back, admire your work, and congratulate yourself for getting “the look” without breaking the bank!
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