My Neglected Breakfast Table Shines Again!

My breakfast table desperately needed some sort of arrangement. It had been bare since I packed up all of my Christmas decor in January. I liked the three candles enclosed in large hurricanes that were there before, but I just got tired of them (as I often do with most decor after a period of time). So the table has been sadly bare, until today.
And of course, as always, it was done on a budget! And of course, as always, I’m thrilled to share it with you!
I found this gold-painted wicker and wire basket last week at my favorite Humane Society thrift store.
A coat of my new favorite spray paint, Krylon nickel in satin finish, and this tray is beginning to take on its new identity. No seriously, it really is my new fave! Click here and here to see my other recent projects involving this paint. I think I might be addicted!
Another of my new favorites, Distress Ink, adds just a little something more to any project. 
I rubbed it on the wicker and metal wire, inside and out to give it some character.  

Now that the basket is looking good as new, I gotta fill it. 
I found these green boxwood balls at Hobby Lobby. As if $2.99 (small) and $4.99 (large) isn’t cheap enough, they were 50% off. Sweet
 They fit perfectly! 
And I know just the place to put this new arrangement. . .

It makes a great new addition to my poor, pitiful, bare breakfast table. 
Let’s add up the total here:
thrift store basket: $2.50 
2 large (4.99 each) and 3 small (2.99 each) balls all @ 50% off: about $9.50
(I already had the Krylon spray paint & Distress Ink)
Grand total = $12.00

41 thoughts on “My Neglected Breakfast Table Shines Again!”

  1. Love those boxwood balls! I'm always looking for great "faux" greenery since I DON'T have a green thumb. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. That looks so beautiful. Great impact for such a small price. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the party. Hope to see you again next week.

  3. I love the pop of green, and what a great deal you got on everything! Where did you get your Distress Ink…I have been looking everywhere for it!

  4. That is really nice, it brings your table back to life. The combination of the wicker and the green is just right for that spring-feel. Well done!

  5. I am interested in buying your new "fave" paint…..looks like a "wow" color to keep on hand. The centerpiece looks right at home on your table and adds a welcome.

  6. Very, very nice! The perfect centerpiece for this "in-between" seasons period. I'm going to make a stop at my HL to see if I can find those boxwood balls, I like them a lot.:o)
    Thanks for sharing.
    The Tattered Tassel

  7. I love these! Will definitely be looking for some next time I'm at Hobby Lobby. Now if I could only find that same basket…

  8. Love this!! I am obsessed with Boxwood and Distress Ink at the moment!! Perfect combination of the two!! Bravo!!

  9. This turned out so cute! I love those boxwood balls, I have some out right now too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Please stop by and link my Flaunt it Friday party sometime.

  10. Where did you get the distress ink? I looked at Hobby Lobby and couldn't find. Also asked someone there, they were no big help either.

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