Friday's Find & An Egg-cellent Upcycle!

Thank God it's thrifty Friday Friends! Today's feature looked slightly bedraggled at first glance but with a little paint and pondering, it became an egg-cellent upcycle...

Upcycled egg garland chandelier


When I first saw this thrift store egg garland, I almost passed.   It was wired together as a wreath and must have been outdoors because it was faded and filthy!  Even so, I saw its potential and thought I had the perfect place for it...

Thrift store egg garland

The dead brown leaves had to go and I sponged on fresh paint to brighten the discolored eggs. Now here's where the story get's interesting...

Upcycled egg garland
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Remember, I thought I had the perfect place--originally I wanted to hang the garland vertically from my china cabinet.  I tried it...but no go...and then I tried it horizontally...still no go!  Hmm...garland still in hand, I looked around for where I might hang it and my eyes landed here...

Upcycled chalk painted egg garland


...the garland was just right draped over my chandelier! Though I decorate it at Christmas, I wouldn't have thought of decorating it for spring until my first idea didn't work. Lesson learned ;)


Until next time, happy hunting! 





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20 comments:

  1. I LOVE it Cecilia ... colors are just perfect for your house. Pays to never pass up garlands, regardless of the condition.

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  2. You scoured with the garland and also thinking of the new way to display it which I love! You done good!

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  3. That is so neat! Great find. I love thirftstore shopping Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  4. That looks great there. What a wonderful reuse of a worn garland!!

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  5. Hi! Stopping by from the Home Matters link party. This is so pretty! I really like the way it came out. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh I love this so much! I have never seen anything like this, such a wonderful idea and so super-cute!

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  7. Looks beautiful and creative! What a unique idea, I love how it pops against all the white. Definitely goes well for Easter/Spring. Pinned this!

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  8. That was supposed to be scored with the garland, not scoured!

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  9. So pretty, Cecilia--excellent choice. Hope you're having a great week-end :)

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  10. You found a perfect spot for it! So cute and clever.

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  11. What a great find and I love how you updated it to blue and white eggs. Thank you for sharing at THT!

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  12. Very cute! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday! :) Julie

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  13. Darling. A good reminder for us to look twice.

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  14. This is just adorable...Love it! Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time

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  15. What a fabulous idea!! Love it!
    Catherine

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  16. Love it Cecilia! I usually hang something from my chandy for spring. Teacups with nests or birds tucked inside. Have done anything yet. I passed up one I think that was identical a couple weeks ago. Darn! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. How fun to decorate the lovely chandy. It looks so festive.

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  18. Great find and I like what you've done with it.

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