Thrift store reindeer makeover & my Christmas dining room

made over thrift store decor

Check out this little reindeer basket I found at a thrift store for a couple dollars last month. He received a makeover with some white Chalk Paint and I used gold gilded wax on the antlers! This was my first time using gold wax and I love it!! I just did the front of the antlers and sanded around the edges. He also has a new red jingle bell nose 🙂

Thrift store reindeer makeover using guilding wax

Chalk Paint and gold guilded wax

It was so fun in fact, I decided to paint the ends of a large pinecone I had. I also hot glued some faux berries to make it look like a Christmas tree. What a fun little craft!

faux berries on a large pinecone

He turned out so cute I made him the centerpiece of my dining room table!

Thrifty Christmas Decorating by Fancy Frugal Life

I wasn’t going to decorate my table this year, but our home is going to be photographed next week for next year’s December edition of Central Valley Magazine. (Yay I’m excited they will be taking photos of our decorations and my family!)

I will be writing an article about decorating for Christmas and featuring some DIY projects from my home. I’m thinking about including some tips for decorating a classy table on a budget.
Reindeer decorated tableThe other day I scored some very nice very real looking garland at Michael’s for 70% off. I twisted together a long piece of pine garland and gold leaf garland and used that as a base.

frugal Christmas centerpiece
These cool flowers were just a couple dollars each at Michael’s and I added a bunch of gold dollar store decorations and pinecones.

faux flowers
gold and cream garland
The ruffle table runner I sewed from drop cloth remnants is still my favorite.

ruffle dropcloth table runner

dollar store decorl used my white plates and then laid a dollar store door knob hanger across the top. I also added some faux berries inside my napkin holders.

dollar store door knob hangers ontop of plates
Fancy Frugal LIfe dining room table


frugal christmas decorating

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4 thoughts on “Thrift store reindeer makeover & my Christmas dining room

  1. Oh, Lina! This is so cute! I love it!! Gorgeous tablescape as well. Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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