Here’s a post before my blog hack, but it’s a favorite so it’s getting more time in the spotlight. Of course, you have to take my word on this garage sale wreath makeover because I don’t have any before photos.
Garage Sale Wreath Makeover Before
But, I can give you a visual. Picture a dusty, cobwebbed filled grapevine wreath. And tucked in between the vines imagine dusty pine cones and faded faux artichokes and leaves. And, I didn’t recognize the smell until I had it in my car. I may have passed on this wreath because of the damp, basement smell.
But, it was destiny. What I loved about this wreath, sitting on the driveway, was the size of the grapevine and its potential.
- removed the picks that were broken or beyond the makeover
- placed the wreath outside to air out
- sprayed the wreath with vinegar & water. repeat. repeat.
Because this was a garage sale find I stayed with the thrifty budget and used those miscellaneous leaves that fall off the garland. You know the leaves and pinecones and sticks that fall to the bottom of the box or storage tub? I just grabbed a few of those and fresh pinecones and either glued or tucked them into the wreath.
It was an instant makeover. I paid $3.00 for the wreath. The size of the wreath takes up the width of the front door which I love. My motto: go big or go home.