Friday, April 10, 2015

Great Finds at Michaels

Hello everyone!

Do you ever shop at Michael's craft store?  I do every now and then, but mostly for something specific.  The last time I went in there I was looking for something specific (which I didn't find).  So, I scoured the entire store in the process.  In doing so, I discovered a lot of nice things they had for sale!  I didn't know they had so many cute home accessories.  I always thought of them as mostly a craft store.  

Here are a few things that ended up coming home with me that I found on sale.

The faux lambs ears plants I placed in this old milk crate.  Don't they look real?  They had big bouquets of this stuff marked 50% off!

Then, I found these cute little metal buckets with writing on them.  I used them on my mantel filled with some faux flowers.

The biggest surprise was when I spotted these cute pillows.  Did you know they sold pillows????  I sure didn't!

I found these cream colored grain sack style pillows.

They were 40% off.  I also found these pretty blue and white pillows.  I needed them to help bring more blue and white into my home.  

These pillows are like two in one because one side is dark blue with white designs and the other side is white with blue designs.

I love that!  These were also 40% off.  

I still need to share my family room changes with you.  Here is another peek at it.  

Well, that's more than a peek!  See that white wicker rocking chair?  That's new.  It didn't look like that when I bought it either.  I will share more about that soon.

Oh, I wanted to show you something that I found but didn't buy at the store too.  These spray paint cans of Chalk Paint!  OMG!  I may have to give one of these a try.  They're expensive (for spray paint) but would be so much easier to use on hard to paint surfaces.  

And I fell in love with this cute large lantern.  It's on sale for 50% off right now too.

So, next time you're out and about looking for home accessories, check your local Michaels craft store.  You won't be disappointed.  

This was NOT a sponsored post.  Just my own shopping experience and opinions.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~


Doreen@foxdenrd said...

When we lived in NY, I practically lived at Michaels. Here in Massachusetts there is also Hobby Lobby and I tend to go there more often. There are definitely some surprising things at these stores lately. It's almost like Homegoods with crafts. lol

One thing I didn't realize though was that they have pillows, and you're right...the one that reverses is fabulous and goes really well with your home.

My eyes went directly to the rocker when I saw the pic. Curious to see what the 'before' looked like.

Happy weekend to you!

Linda said...

Oh those lambs ears look so real!
Love how they are displayed.
I go into Michaels when I need a specific item as well with a 40% off coupon. It's usually for 1 item.
That lantern would have come home with me. I'll have to check out Wal Mart for that paint. Thanks for the tip!
Have a great weekend!

Ron said...

It has been ages since I've visited a Michael's. The last time I was there, it all seemed quite junkie. I too love your new rocker. TGIF!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You got some great things! I have always liked Michaels.

Unknown said...

Hi Kelly, I tend to shop at Michael's around Christmas time and I usually end up bringing home a couple extra goodies. You sure found some great stuff and your home is looking so beautiful. Chalk paint in a spray can - omg!! What can I paint??
xo Sally

Bliss said...

I did not know about that spray paint, might be nice to have a can of my most used color on hand, and you know I'm pillow challenged so no, I didn't know they sold those either. I'd pick the wrong ones anyway and have to return them.

Debra@CommonGround said...

great finds, Kelly. I've always loved lambs ears, my grandmother had a big flower bed full of it. I can't wait to see that fabulous wicker rocker!

Deserae said...

I had no idea they sold that much home decor stuff let alone found some wonderful things!!!! I can't wait to see the changes in your family room because from the little peek it looks AMAZING!!! Have a great weekend!!

Cynthia said...

Michael's does have some great decor now. I bought a pillow for spring I haven't shown yet


SImple and Serene Living said...

I don't shop there that often, but I am always surprised by what I find when I do. You got some great buys. xo Laura

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Kelly,
I haven't been into a michaels in sometime. But it looks like I might have to after visiting you. And I often forget that they do have some creative things, clearance isles, and wonderful paints.

Your lambs ear looks great would not have known it wasn't real if you did not mention it. Love your home and looking forward to the wicker project.


Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I always spend hours in Michael's when I get a chance to go there (closest one is 2.5 hr away) So many beautiful things to look at! All the items you purchased look terrific and you've displayed them in your lovely home in wonderful ways!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great finds. Love the buckets on your mantel and the cute pillows. I have heard of the spray chalk paint, but have not tried it.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love Michael's and shop there often. Those 2 in 1 pillows are a great buy! I didn't know they made chalk paint in a spray form. Good to know. Have you ever tried Joann's chalk paint? It comes in 8 ounce jars for about $8. They even have a wax for about the same price. I know several bloggers who love it. I really need to get on that bandwagon and try out some chalk paint soon. :) Can't wait to see more of that rocking chair! Only two more days until our show!!! I can't wait!!!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Great deals, flowers just perk up the home. Jo

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Yes, I love Michael's. Don't go often, but I also notice a lot of beautiful home decor the last time I was there.
I love all your finds. Everything looks great on your home!
I might have to go to my local Michaels to see if they have that lantern. I LOVE it!!
Chalk paint in a can!!!!! Better than discovering the moon!!! LOL thanks for letting us know. I need to go get some, cannot wait to try it!!
Have an awesome weekend!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I haven't been to Michael's in ages! Love the lambs looks so pretty in that your new pillows too! Can't wait to see more of that pretty rocker!

Katie Mansfield said...

Great inspiration. I have a couple of gift cards I need to use.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

great stuff! You really found a great haul :) Loving the look of your mantel with those buckets with words. And I still love that horse :)

Ruffles and Roses said...

Hello on the last pic is the pink glass the lantern ?
omg its so vintage looking Im headed there
tomorrow ! thanks and I didnt know about the paint...double

This N That said...

Wow!! Great finds..Love what you did with them..I never knew they sold pillows..must be something new??

cynthia lee designs said...

Great finds that you got at Michaels!! I love looking at their home decor stuff. I have a few pieces that I've purchased from there. I don't go their very much because it is about 30 to 40 minutes away.

Our Hopeful Home said...

My experiences at Michael's pretty much mirror yours! They do have some cute home décor items, so I have to watch myself when I'm going down those aisles! I always have a coupon and totally look for sale items. Never knew about the chalky spray paint! OMG, how tempting is that?lol Thanks for sharing, love all your purchases!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kelly,
What great finds. I love MIchaels too. I always find such cute stuff there. Love the home grown buckets on your mantel with that horse I love. Looks awesome.
Have a great week end.

Unknown said...

Michael's is the ONLY craft store nearby (in Santa Barbara). We have Hobby Lobby and Joann's in Ventura - but those are almost an hour away so I do not go to either of these very often. The great thing about Michael's is that they almost always have 40% off coupons. In addition, I get a teacher's discount of 15% on EVERYTHING (including sale items). I cannot wait to try the chalk spray paint. I may head over tomorrow and pick up a can to try (and I have a coupon, so it shouldn't be too bad).
Michelle from

Linda said...

I usually go to Hobby Lobby so I forget about Michael's! There's one right around the corner from the HL I go to in Fort Worth!

pballard said...

I shopped there yesterday and came home with some lovely treasures. So excited that they are revamping their stores. Thanks for sharing your goods. Your home is amazing.

Consider It All Joy said...

I drive by our local Michaels, Joannes and Hobby Lobby every day on my way to/from work. They are all at the same intersection 1/2 mile from my house! Oh my, I spend too much time there :) I love your finds! Hadn't seen the spray chalk paint yet, uh oh!! Blessings, Cindy

Cindy Lou said...

Hi Kelly! I love MichaelsToo! They really have cute stuff! I bought that same lantern and have a darling chippy white bunny in mime ! Love your new decor! Looks great! Thanks for sharing! Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I go to Michael's pretty frequently, and I think it's only recently that they started really expanding their accessories department. They have some really cute things, and I've noticed it's often on sale, and they have weekly coupons, too. I love your taste, so of course, I think all of your purchases are great!