So one of the problems I have with our apartment is that we have a lot of clutter that looks cheap. I don’t think because things are inexpensive they need to *look* cheap. To prove this point here’s my next project: decorating the top of the microwave with expensive looking things that really aren’t.
The main piece in the photo above is the floral bowl/vase/whatever. You may recognise it from when James filled it with Slurpee, then proceeded to drink the whole thing within a few hours.
I found some mirror strips in my craft stash.
Very simple project but it looks so expensive.
Wrap the mirror as a band around the top. Add some netting to the inside. Stick in a bunch of fake flowers!
I’ve seen ones just like the finished project in fancy home stores for like $60+.
So this is my base:
It’s basically a big tall glass bowl.
These little mirror pieces come on adhesive backing and were $2 at a junk store.
I cut them into strips of 3.
Peeled off the back and stuck them to the top of the bowl.
No seriously that’s it.
I added some random netting material I had to the inside so it had another texture then dumped a bunch of fake flowers in too.
Pretty neat huh?
To top off that area I put down an lace matt which I think my grandmother made (you can buy lace doilies at thrift stores for next to nothing) then added a couple of candles on top. Clutter like this looks so much better if you keep the colours similar so I used creams and pinks throughout.
I’m very happy with the results and that’s another area down in the house!
I hope some of you give this one a go!