Just Because it was Cheap!

Have you ever bought something, just because it was cheap?!?
Something you have no need for, whatsoever?

I am guilty as charged.... with this purchase:
ikea candle holder

This oversized tea-light holder was originally $9.99 at IKEA. It was on clearance for $0.99.
I threw it in the cart thinking I could find something to do with this beautiful piece of wood.
I got to the check out without buying the actual candles that fit in it. Oops.
This isn't too typical of me. I don't like collecting stuff that doesn't have a purpose.
I had a weak moment. I knew that if anything, I could paint the back of this chunky piece of wood.
So I had to put this to use before I started to feel like a hoarder.

I made a little 4th of July-ish decor.
I needed a little stars and stripes in my life.
I painted the back white, then taped it, painted it white again (seals the tape edges for no bleeding), then painted it red.

Then I hot glued my little metal star on.
wood flag

I feel so much better about my weak moment. 99 cents never looked so patriotic! :)

p.s. I love bakerella more than ever! Did you see her most recent "pop?"
They are the cutest bees ever. I might have to make these and call them the mascot
of "bee in our bonnet." I was also so excited that the bakerella made me a "pop star!" :)

I'm linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick and Blue Cricket Design. Check it out!


  1. That turned out so well! I like how you propped it up rather than nailing it to the wall - I think it makes it more relaxed looking. Super cute!

  2. Adorable!

    And you've reminded me of a project I've been trying to get to... looks like I know what I'm doing this weekend.

  3. I love it. I'm wanting to drive to Ikea right now. If you think you are bad for buying one, I probably would have bought several. Way to have some self control.

  4. You cracked me up when you said "So I had to put this to use before I started the feel like a hoarder" Now that they have those shows on tv about hoarders it really makes you think twice about purchasing things doesn't it? You did a fantastic job with your .99 find, I love it.

  5. Where did you find the metal star? Where do you think I could find one?


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