Speaking of projects, here's one I just got done with:
My stairway has 3 tiered shelves that have been longing to be filled with something decorative. I wanted to put planters on them but could never find any I liked for the price. Finally, that day came! I found 3 planters while browsing in Ross for $10 each. Two of them were greenish colored and the other one was a creamy color. I loved the shape but not the colors.
Here's what they looked like:
I wanted to paint them black and decided to try chalkboard paint ($4).
I gave them all a light coat using a foam brush. Then I wrote my kid's first initial on each of them to be cute.
Here's how they turned out:
I'm still undecided on whether I should replace them with real ferns or not. :0)