Hey Hey! I’ve got a funny story for y’all today. I bought a faux Christmas Tree from someone on Facebook. I know you’re laughing but I I thought it would be a good idea. I’m cheap, like really, really cheap. In my area (and probably yours too!) there are local Facebook yardsale type groups where people sell their stuff. There are definitely good finds to be had and I’ve been known to make a few bucks from selling things.
Well, I decided since I need a tree earlier in the season than normal, that I would need an artificial tree. Being the cheap-o that I am I went right to one of those FB groups and asked if anyone had one for sell. Low and behold about 5 minutes later I heard the oh-so-familiar ding of a Facebook message.
There was a gentlemen who has a 6ft artificial tree for me. He sent me a picture of it still in the box, wrapped in duct tape. That should have warning sign number one but I was just too excited!
Handed him my hard earned $25 and sashayed my behind to the trunk with a smile on my face. Got home and let my 10 year old son put it up for me. Womp! Womp! You can see straight through it! And from the bottom of the tree to where the actual “limbs” start is almost two feet of bare “tree”. Pahahahaha! All I could do was laugh at myself.
I really was going for a “Scandinavian” not-so-perfect shaped tree but this was a little too far. This was more like a Charlie Brown tree. But, never to be defeated I came up with something that is…acceptable. Not perfect. Not going in a magazine, but acceptable…..
About 2 years ago a reluctant Lowe’s employee gave me an empty cable spool with “the look” on his face. Ladies, do you know the look? The look MEN give you when they think you’re asking for something unreasonable. Anyway, I painted that table white and added a few casters and it has been used in various rooms in various ways. Pretty sure my son used it as a trash can for a while because it has a big ‘ol hole right down the center.
So I took the base that holds the legs of my not-so-scandinavian tree off and stuck the tree in the hole of the cable spool then added the feet back on at the bottom. Mind you this was once it was all decorated. Ha! No balls were harmed in the making of this post. Promise 😉
I kinda love the look. I had to take the first row of “limbs” off to make it fit in the spools so I randomly stuck them in the tree so it was less cone shaped and more plucked from a Nordic forest. Hush now, I can use my imagination and squint really hard and see it. You will too if you try 😉
A few more pictures of the little area next to my stairs (which is in the dining room).
I know you’re wondering why this post is title 12 posts of Christmas. Well, I’ve got a treat for you!! You can see 12 days of Christmas amazingness below! Myself and 11 bloggy friends of mine have come together to give you some Christmas inspiration. Be sure to click through to the ones who came before me today and come back to click the ones that come after me!