Monday, April 6, 2009
Met Monday - Ballard Knockoff
It's Monday again (how I hate Monday's) and time for Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Click HERE to visit Susan's blog to see all the "before" and "afters" for this week.
My contribution this week is really something quite small. But it is still a metamorphosis. I had been wanting a new fruit basket. And one day I was at Ross & found this metal tiered basket that would be perfect for holding my fruit. Except for one thing. I hated the color. But that was OK, as we all know that a little spray paint can fix almost anything.
Here is the before photo of the tiered basket at Ross. Cost $9.99
And here is the after with a few coats of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. Looks fabulous!!! I was very happy.
The same day that I painted my basket, I got my first Ballard Designs catalog in the mail. I had heard so many of you rave about all the neat decorating ideas you get from this catalog so I signed up to get one myself to see what all the fuss was about.
Well my new catalog arrived & I started thumbing through it when all of I sudden I came upon this:
Looks almost exactly like the tiered basket I just got from Ross & spray painted. Except for this one has 4 legs & mine only has 3. But the real difference was the price.
The Ballard tiered basket: $44.00
My knockoff version: $ 9.99 (I already had the spray paint)
I did the "Happy Dance". Don't you just love when you can get a designer look for less? I know I do. So now I love my tiered fruit basket even more.
Thanks for visiting & be sure to visit all the other participants at Between Naps on the Porch.