Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MacKenzie-Childs VS Pandora's Box

It goes without saying again, I am a fan of MacKenzie-Childs

MacKenzie-Childs wants $22.00 for this:
There are some things I will pay for and others I know I can create myself.

I was at the local dollar store and found wooden switch plates and plug plates for only 10/$1.00:
Only $.10 each!! So, I bought a few to "play" with.
I primed and painted them and painted some checks, dragging thru some yellow, green and blue paint:
VOILA:
These are so easy and quick to do and I saved $21.90!
Sharing with:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
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13 comments:

  1. You amaze me. Your hand is so steady!! Honestly, M-C ought to thank you--you've introduced hundreds of people to their beautiful things. But my favorites are the things you create when you're inspired by their designs!

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  2. That looks great. I got their catalog as I had never heard of them before you. They do have some over the top things.
    Cathy

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  3. Amazing copy! These look great! I'm with you I love their items! I would try to make these too! thanks for sharing- yours look like fabulous!

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  4. I'm just starting to collect MacKenzie-Childs. I think it is the Hull and Roseville of the future. Maybe??
    You did a super job of painting those plates. Good for you.
    I'm your newest follower. Looking forward to more of your creations.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  5. You frugal, clever girl. These are fantastic. ~ Sarah

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  6. Patti, I am in the process of decoupaging my chandelier shades with MC courtly check. The wall outlets and switchplates were next on my list. :)

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    1. Anne, send me an email, your blogger profile is not available!

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  7. Patti, I continued to be inspired by you. Where there is a will - there is a way!! Great job.

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  8. These are awesome, Patti...a really great job.
    We have two light switches in our hallway...guess how we will paint them.

    Tell me, how do you do your color dragging..? Mr. Sweet just barely had paint on his brush and it worked out pretty good...when we FINALLY realized that, most of the time..maybe ALL the time, the color isn't dragged thru the black...

    And, yes, I want to win the lottery so I can BUY IT ALL but Mr. Sweet says "Ya hafta buy a ticket first"...:))

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  9. Love these, Patti! I've got some wood plates that I saved from our old house that I would love to paint some day. I don't know that I'd be able to do checks, but maybe a stamp or rub-ons would be good for me. I wish you'd sell some of this stuff! : )

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  10. You should open an etsy shop Patti, you'd do great!

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  11. What fun to bring to an overlooked item. Thanks for linking up!

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