Top Shelf Clearance Challenge

I was invited by some of my sweet blogger friends (their blogs are listed at the bottom of the post), to be part of a fun clearance challenge. The challenge was to spend no more than $15, on a clearance item(s), and then incorporate the items into our fall decor in our homes. I thought this challenge was going to be super easy, turns out, finding cute clearance items is quite challenging. I looked and looked everywhere, but kept coming up empty handed! Finally, last night as I was at Walmart getting groceries, I decided to look at their clearance section. I found some frames, and this cutie little tin house.I knew exactly what I was going to do with my clearance finds…style the shelves in my kitchen, that I just finished building, and haven’t gotten a chance to style yet.

I started by painting the little tin house I white chalk paint. I know so many of you a cringing, because it was so cute as is. I already have a few different metals here, I didn’t want it stand out, but it would have, and not in a good way!I then, spray painted the frames, in my favorite gold spray paint. Once the frames were dry, I put the sweetest, vintage, hand written, recipes in the frames.I am so excited about my new shelves!When I think of fall, I always think of the kitchen, the heart of the home, everyone gathered around cooking and having a good time!

Be sure to visit these other blogs, to check out the clearance items that they found, and see how they incorporated them into their fall decor!

* Farmhouse Fun

* Harper Home Designs

* The Colorful Wings Journal

* Stilettos and Shiplap

* Decorate And More With Tip

* Color Joy Interiors

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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24 Replies to “Top Shelf Clearance Challenge”

  1. Emily, I love the little house and frames. I am loving the frame art. Great idea putting the pages in them. Painting the little house white is a great touch. I love it all! Love working with you on this challenge and can’t wait for the next challenge!
    ~Terrie

  2. I love this sweet Emily! It’s such a pretty cozy nook and you styled it so lovely with your thrifty clearance items! How clever of you! I have some handwritten recipes from my grandma and I’m totally going to do this to them too! Great idea!
    XO Jerri

  3. Emily,
    I love the house white! It looks so great on your shelf. And, those frames! I love those old hand written recipes that you added. Such a nice touch, especially for the kitchen. Perfection! I kind of want to go to Walmart and see if I can find those items too! Well done!
    Laura

  4. Wow, you really lucked out finding that cute little house. What great styling you did. Love the addition of the gold accents to your new shelf brackets and to the frames. Nice job.

  5. Emily! So Cute and so Clever! I love how you displayed the picture frames with the recipes! I am so inspired by that! And how adorable is that little white house! Your shelves look awesome! Great job with this challenge!

  6. What wonderful ideas! I am going to frame some of my mom’s recipes from her recipe box. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  7. Looks awesome!
    Do you have any tips for hanging pictures all in a straight line (and a level one at that?) I always screw up at least one… and sometimes I’ll just go ‘gallery’ style so that the straight lines don’t matter as much! haha

    1. I usually draw a straight, level line, using a level, on the wall with a pencil, to use as my reference point. After the pictures are hung in a straight, level line, I erase the pencil line! Hope that helps!πŸ’—

  8. Emily,
    Framing the vintage recipes is such a good idea. My mother’s handwriting was pretty, so her recipes would be nice to frame. Thanks for the idea.

    I saw your home featured at Stacey’s Poofing the Pillows and had to come over to see more. Glad I did.

    Judith

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