Good afternoon all. I just wanted to share my picture I uploaded on facebook for the Home Goods' Happy Spring Challenge. This week the theme is Going Global and here is my picture:
I've had a recent infatuation with globes. The middle one is from Home Goods. I got it for $60, but it's valued at $100. The other 2 globes are from World Market. The trunk on the left was from Michael's a few years back and I bought it when it was on sale for 40% off. The trunk on the right was a hand me down. The box that the globe is sitting on on the left was from Salvation Army. It's a wine gift box and I gave it a coat of dark stain. It cost $2, but they were having a 50% off sale, so I got it for $1. The lanterns hanging on the shelf were bought at Big Lots *years* ago for around $3 each. The metal file baskets on the wall were from my Grandpa's stash 'o junk so they were FREE. And you can find my map clothespins project here, which hold postcards from different parts of the world. The picture of the plant was bought quite a long time ago at Ross for $40, I think. The wicker chairs used to be white and oh-so country, but I spray painted them espresso. The storage cubes, used as footrests, were a Home Goods purchase - Just $20 a pop. And of course there is my step ladder side table, which I love so much. On top is a lantern I bought on clearance at World Market and also a very old pair of binoculars I bought off of ebay.
All in all, this area was pretty cheap to put together. I had to lighten the picture quite a bit because the shelf area was so dark in all the pictures I took. I'm kind of a vampire and prefer rooms to be dim with some mood lighting.
So there you have it! I'm not expecting to win, but I thought it would be fun to at least submit my photo. If you have a chance, go check out some of the entries or even upload your own photo!