None other than a white feather boa!! :) I thought it would be mostly gaudy and tacky, with a side of fun and 'ok' but I was so not giving my idea not enough credit. The boa is fabulous (yes, a little gaudy still) but fabulous none the less!
I just strung two boas across my mantle with a string of white lights and voila! Instant awesomeness.
Do you recognize these trees?
Last week I told you about them in this post.
Now they're on my mantle and I put lights in one and the other I stacked on top of an old pot (painted teal) to make it taller.
And these candlesticks? Also from last week's post?
Now they add the a little silver to my thrifted glasses which are the perfect touch of color.
One was a teal glass that I painted the inside of with looking glass spray paint. The other one was a clear drinking glass I painted with krylon's glitter blast spray paint (sparkling waters). I haven't used this before and I have to say even though it coated wonderfully I was rather irritated when after using the can ONCE (to paint this glass) the nozzle stuck in the OPEN position and I could not. get. it. stopped. The entire can sprayed out in my trash can (outside). Needless to say, tomorrow I will be getting a new one. Hopefully they'll trade it out - we'll see how that goes.
Anyways, here they are side by side - one sparkly with glitter, the other shiny and sophisticated, but surprisingly very similar in color (that part was all luck - I bought the paint for a different project and had no intention of painting this glass - maybe that's why it sprayed all out ;) ?
ps. remind me to tell you the story about half the stuff off my mantle coming crashing down around 11pm last night...