Here is a cheap little project that adds some glam to a shelf, nightstand or any little place that needs some blinging up.
Ask grandma nicely if you can raid her jewelry box. If she says no, check out your local junk stores (or wait until grandma falls asleep. . .just kidding).
Whatever, just get your hands on some cool old brooches.
I found some cute, blingy, cheap frames at Hobby Lobby and took the glass out. I hot glued some batting onto the back of the frames and covered them with a micro-suede fabric then put the frames back together and pinned on my brooches. Viola! Instant blingage.
. . .i have to remember to hide them when grandma comes to visit.