Splash of Color without Splashing Out

September 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

On our last IKEA visit, I spotted a flawless, small glass shelf in the as-is room for 50 cents. (From the size, I’d guess it was supposed to go in a bathroom cabinet.) It looked a perfect fit to go under a metal wire basket I have on my bath counter to corral some odds and ends. Indeed it was.

To insert a little color onto the counter, I picked a magazine cover, cut it to size, and simply slid it under the glass. The wire basket isn’t too full, so you’ll see some of the color peeking through:

Glass and Paper

Wire Basket with Glass Base

The beachy tans and blues fit the existing colors. It should look even better once we paint the back wall.

You could easily substitute a piece of scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, fabric, artwork (by your children, for example), even blank white, or pick a bigger sheet of glass or clear acrylic for more impact. I love the simplicity and versatility of it; it’s very easy to clean, too.

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