Friday, December 12, 2008

Dollar Store Martha

I have always loved the festive look of
simple wreaths hanging from kitchen cabinetry. There is something so "Martha" about it.
I decided that I could still have that Martha look,
even without Martha's pocket book or her staff.
Don't you just love the dollar store!

46 comments:

AVENIDA TRES # 236 ENTRE GRAL PIÑA Y H. CABORCA JESÚS GARCÍA, HERMOSILLO, SONORA, MÉX. said...

Hello, mis mejores deseos para tí. God bless you.

Angie said...

I am heading to the dollar store today and hopefully they have some cute Christmas stuff left! I thought I was pretty much done decorating, but I love this idea and want to try it!

Screaming Meme said...

How dang cute! I Love it!

Patricia said...

Love it!
Can I ask you how you made the plate shelves on the side of your cupboard... or are they part of the original cupboard?
Thanks so much

Valarie Lea said...

Love this idea!!

Janene said...

What a nice idea! Who would of thought something so simple would be so dramatic!
Did you paint and antique your own cabinets?
Also, what size wreaths did you use?
Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Rach said...

Love the look, and it is definitely Martha!! I love finding FAB fashion/decor ideas in cheap places. THAnks for the idea.

Joy said...

ANSWERS! ANSWERS! ANSWERS!
Patricia,
Yes, we made the plate rack on the side of the cabinet. We just added a strip of 1x2 the length of the cabinet and then faced it with the same molding that we put on top of the cabinetry.
Janene,
Yes, I painted and antiqued my cabinets. They look sooo much nicer now than the ugly oak brown they were before.
And the wreaths are 8 inch wreaths---measured by the metal hoop. Most of my cabinets are narrow so that size looked proportionate. I think the dollar store carries a size bigger and a size smaller.

Darlene said...

That looks soooo CUTE!! I LOVE your new blog header!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I am doing that today!!! LOVE it!!!

joelandbecca said...

Oh I love that in the kitchen! Haha I almost did the exact thing-dollar tree wreaths and the glitter words in a wreath, hanging from ribbon, on each little window in the living room! If I am doing a project similar to yours, I feel like I am finally on the right track!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Ahhhhh...I wish I would seen this post before I went to Dollar General..I saw those signs...look at what you did with them..just great..just great I say!
-sandy toes

Shannon said...

Love it! Those look so cute!

Jan and Tom said...

What a sweet idea!!

Tricia Anne said...

You have the best ideas! I wish we had a dollar store near us. We have the type that says they are dollar stores, but they cost more than that. I hope that made sense!
Your wreaths look very nice hanging on your cabinets!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Our Complete Family said...

Are you kidding me? The Dollar Store? Oh man those are AWESOME decs for your cabinets!!!
Now~ we have a few diff. types of Dollar Stores here~ The Dollar Store, Dollar Tree, etc... Which one are you finding your goodies in? If you get a sec, let me know so I don't have to drag Miss Priss around to all of them on a hunt tonight in the brrrrrr cold!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Hugs, Les

Inspired Kara said...

Dang the dollar store never disappoints!!

AndreaLeigh said...

Hmm, might be time for a dollar store run! Thanks for the idea!

vwestermeyer said...

I love this!!! (And now I wanna go to the dollar store and add yet another holiday item to our house!). Did you attach them by ribbon and if so how is it secured? Are there any problems with opening and closing the cabinets frequently?

I so enjoy your blog. It's the first one I ready every day

T Lyn said...

The wreaths look great. I'll have to keep that in mind when I'm shopping the sales. You have great ideas and this is my first post to your blog. You are very talented.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That does look great and really dresses up the cabinets.

I really love the Mary and Joseph in your header!

simple~needs said...

i think they look great! you did good, you are an official
"dollar store decor diva"! :)

yeahexceptfornot said...

that is so creative and festive looking! I've never thought about wreaths on kitchen cabinets!

Mimi Sue said...

That sure does look Marthaish. I love it. I have a couple of things I cherish too. Nothing very expensive but lovely memories go with them. Mimi

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just love that Joy! It is beautiful! I see a bread tin peeking out..I think? We do have similiar tastes. cherry

Karen said...

Great idea! I may have to borrow the idea a little bit. I don't know why they named it dollar store, though, I've never been able to go there and come out with only one dollar less than I went it LOL. Karen

Jackie said...

I found your blog via another blog and from hers another blog and WOW!!! I just went through your entire blog and I am just speechless! What you can do with the thrift store, dollar store and a can of spray paint is just short of miraculous! I literally am in AWE!!! I will definitely be a continual reader and learn from some of your craftiness. Move over Martha because you are it! :-)

MakeLifeDelicious.com said...

Those are really cute! I wouldn't have ever thought of that....they look great! I am a HUGE fan of the Dollar Store!!

auntie said...

It is VERY Martha...and totally cute!

Tracey said...

Love your wreaths and love the dollar store. They look so homey and wonderful. Great idea on a less-than-martha budget. have a blessed weekend

Aubri Lynne said...

This is amazing. Love it!

Mic In Tx said...

I think I may have to steal this one!

JuJu and Family said...

WM has these too. I just bought up a whole bunch of them to put on gift bags. I didn't think about doing this though. Take care and thanks for the ideas

Elena said...

I LOVE this; I'ms do doing it!

Susie Harris said...

Miss sweet Joy! How beautiful. yet another idea I would love to share. Thank you for always giving us something special. Hope your days are not too busy and you are enjoying the holidays. Take care my dear sweet friend~

Susie Harris said...

Miss sweet Joy! How beautiful. yet another idea I would love to share. Thank you for always giving us something special. Hope your days are not too busy and you are enjoying the holidays. Take care my dear sweet friend~

Empty Nest Full Life said...

They look wonderful. What a great idea! And true you don't have to be Martha. Jackie

Jen r. said...

This is a very cute idea! Love it and and I love the dollar store!

Miss Anne said...

i love what you did!!!

so sweet!!!

Barb said...

Those wreaths on your cupboard doors are a wonderful idea.

Barbara Jean

Wendy said...

Such a clever idea. I love unexpected Christmas touches, Martha er uh, I mean Joy!

Susan S. said...

VERY nice, "Martha"! I also like your new header; that's a beautiful Mary and Joseph. Blessings to you and your family!

jen said...

Your wreaths look wonderful! Great blog. I'm glad I stopped in for a visit.

Jen

pammiejo said...

Joy - Merry Christmas - it's come to my house thanks to your door idea. Check it out on my blog. I so enjoy all of your ideas - I'm always checking to see what's new with you! PAM

Bobbi said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I love what you did. I'm going to the dollar store on Friday and I want to do that too! What a great idea! Love your blog. Bobbi
www.mixedblessings4.blogspot.com

LuLu & Co said...

CUTE!!!! idea!!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



Munchkin Land Designs  



Search This Blog