Ok, guys… so let me start off by saying that ever single bone in my body is aching. It was a long week, but we are all moved in to our new home and now the real fun begins. I may be tripping over boxes and clutter but I do LOVE to unpack! My DIYs have been on hold on account of the fact that I cannot yet get into my new craft room due to all the boxes, but I am going to set aside some time this week to get it done and all set up.
We had a bit of a delay in unpacking due to the fact that I had to paint every square inch of my house. The previous home owners chose some awful (and very dark) colors. Four coats of paint later and my daughter’s room is now a light pink rather than an eye piercing dark turquoise.
Anyway… I did find a little time to head out to the dollar store and I made my first piece of farmhouse style decor for my kitchen. It was super easy, too!
I found these topiary balls at the dollar store and as well as this set of three metal pails. Perfect for a farmhouse style kitchen!
I thought that the topiary balls would just sit nicely in the pails… I was a little off on the sizing.
They looked a little ridiculous. Since the pails were wrapped in plastic, I couldn’t check in the store. Rather than feel defeated, I found something better to do with them. My arms were still aching from all the painting I had just done, but I gathered up what little strength I had left and I pushed the topiary ball down into the pail. This sounds easy enough, but these little artificial gems are tougher than they look.
There! That looks much better! I set my new pails and greenery up on my kitchen shelf, but to my dismay, when I woke up the next morning, the topiary balls were on the ground… “What the…?” Apparently they had expanded back out and popped right out over night. Nothing a little bit of hot glue couldn’t fix, though.
I now have them secured and looking great in my kitchen.
What do you think? Do you think Joanna Gaines would be proud?? 😉
Here is a quick little video I made, too! Check it out and if you like this project, be sure and share this post with your friends!
I have lots more to share about the new house, but I am going to let my bones rest for a few days!
Til’ next time 😀
Oh my gosh, how weird that they popped out during the night! They look really great. Such a neat idea!
Thank you Jessica!! 😀
The Dimestore Gypsy says
you have a great store…that tray and bucket set is so pretty! Love your dollar store décor.
Thank you!! 🙂
I’m going to try this project using milk paint on the buckets, maybe make them look antique. What do you think, Holly. Thanks for sharing this fun DIY!!
I think that would look wonderful, Yvonne! Please share a picture of your project once it is done!!
You betcha, I will Holly, and lots of good luck with the new home, and please keep sending photos as you progress with your DIY.
Yes, this design is fabulous. I love everything you did here
Thank you!! 🙂
Cute! This makes me want to go to the dollar store and buy the exact same things!
Thank you!! And you totally should 😉
Beautiful! I love it!!!! I can’t wait to see your gorgeous new home,
Thank you Ivory!
I can’t believe you found those things at the dollar store! Looks wonderful!
Thank you! 😀
Rebecca McCusker says
Hi! What dollar store was selling this pot/tray set? Thanks 🙂
Hi Kate! This was from Dollarama. Not sure where you are from but I am in Ontario, Canada. 🙂