Side note – I HATE sideways pictures in blog posts and always take re-dos when this happens but my computer is acting all kinds of funky and this picture was taken as a ‘before’ that can’t be re-done. I’m sorry!
To start, go to the pet section of your local Wal-Mart…yes, that’s right, I said Wal-Mart. I very rarely go there but definitely made an exception for this! In the fish aisle, they have all of the decor for aquariums. Each of these toy pieces were $3-8 each!
I already had two different cans of white spray paint on hand and these babies definitely soaked up both cans of paint! I am thrilled with how they turned out and am so happy I saved at least $20 on each piece of ‘coral’ on our mantel.
Side note #2: The Valspar spray paint was can number two and worked MUCH better than the Krylon paint in the first picture above.
They are the perfect size to fit anywhere and helped transition my mantel from totally spring to getting ready for summer! This would be great for nightstands, bathroom counters, resting on top of a stack of books, you name it and it will be perfect!
I used the other three pieces of coral for our buffet in the dining room. I am working on this area and have many more changes, including DIY art and storage for table linens under the buffet, but this is a great start!
Aren’t they great?! I love the three different sizes and even the spindly, thin one in contrast to the thicker, chunkier pieces! This was super easy and super cheap. After finding these guys in the pet section, it was a ‘no-duh!’ type of moment but someone had to lead me to the light. I tell you, Beth is a genius!