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Category: Frugal Decorating

Fall Decorating Tips

Fall Decorating Tips

August 28, 2013

Five Easy Fall Decorating Tips- Now there’s no excuse not to decorate! Of all the seasons, there is none which invades our senses as dramatically as autumn. The overwhelming pageant of rich, robust colors and textures triggers a desire to bring some of that lavish display right into our homes. Here are some fall decorating tips  that [...]

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

August 8, 2013

Finding THE PERFECT curtains= time and brushing up on the karate skills I love thrifting for so many reasons. I thrift to outfit my growing boy. I thrift to outfit myself and my husband. I thrift when I am buying dishes to sell to Replacements,Ltd.  I also thrift when I decide to change the décor [...]

From the Shore to the Home: Turning Sea Treasures into Everyday Décor

From the Shore to the Home: Turning Sea Treasures into Everyday Décor

June 30, 2013

Sea Décor Ideas: Inspiring ways to use the seashells and sea treasures you’ve collected Whenever we travel to the beach, we always collect seashells. I find myself with bags of seashells that get tucked away into never- never land. I was excited by this guest post with some super inspiring sea décor ideas.  Thanks for sharing with us, Jennifer! From [...]

Inexpensive Ways to Redefine a Room and Refresh Your Surroundings

Inexpensive Ways to Redefine a Room and Refresh Your Surroundings

June 25, 2013

Inexpensive ways to redefine a room: Could it be just a trashcan away? Are you looking for inexpensive ways to redefine a room? It’s a perfectly natural feeling to grow weary of your house surroundings. If you are a homeowner on a carefully sculpted budget, you may feel as if the money and moment to [...]

Make Your Own Faux Metal Wall Art Project: Super Easy!

Make Your Own Faux Metal Wall Art Project: Super Easy!

June 5, 2013

No need for blow torches or forging tools with this faux metal wall art project! Faux metal wall art? Talk about frugal crafts! I went over to my friend Carmela’s house to help her with preparations for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. (They are doing a lot of the decorations themselves. I can tell it is going to [...]

Weekend Craft Projects

Weekend Craft Projects

February 28, 2013

 Looking for some great craft ideas to do this weekend?  Here are some that I’ve pinned and can’t wait to try!  What’s on your list?   Felt Needle Book:   mmmCrafts Glass Fabric Magnets:  Mr. & Mrs. Phillips DIY Braided Necklace:  More Design Please Fabric Flower Pillow: Laundry & Other Stuff Book Page Wreath Tutorial: [...]

Frugal Thanksgiving Decorations

Frugal Thanksgiving Decorations

November 16, 2011

You do not have to spend a lot of money in order to have a beautifully decorated Thanksgiving table.  Instead, take the kids, go on a nature walk, and collect interesting things you can use to create a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving centerpiece.  You can also take things you already own and repurpose them into frugal Thanksgiving [...]

Before & After:  My Coffee Table Makeover

Before & After: My Coffee Table Makeover

November 15, 2011

  Remember that big empty spot in the middle of our sectional sofa?  You know, the place that doesn’t hold the remote, a drink, or the bowl of popcorn?  Yes, that one.  You will be relieved to know that it’s gone now, and we now have a coffee table in its place.  Did you just [...]

5 Smart Ways to Save on Furniture

5 Smart Ways to Save on Furniture

September 20, 2011

5 Smart Ways to Save on Furniture  is a guest post written by Mariana Ashley As much as I hate to see her go, my daughter finally decided to leave the coop and live entirely on her own (no roommates). I told her to stay a home a little longer until she was a tad bit [...]

 Feel Indulgent and Remain Penny-Wise: Decorate with Silk Flowers

Feel Indulgent and Remain Penny-Wise: Decorate with Silk Flowers

July 6, 2011

  The Frugal Florist Notes from the Field Picture this: you walk in the house and throw your purse on the couch, turning toward the dining table. Expecting to see the usual collection of school papers, empty glasses, bills due and maybe the errant sock or two, you’re pleasantly surprised by what you see, instead: [...]

Frugal Decorating for Fall

Frugal Decorating for Fall

October 19, 2010

Decorating for fall is all about bringing the beautiful colors of autumn into your home.  It is about the deep reds, oranges, and golden yellows of the changing leaves, as well as the beautiful colors found in pumpkins, gourds, flowers, and other vegetables.  When you decorate your home for fall, create vignettes in different areas – little [...]

Hot New Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

Hot New Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

September 16, 2010

Take your dorm room from standard issue drab, to fab with these tips from guest blogger Kathy Woodard! Hot New Dorm Room Decorating Ideas Decorating your dorm room can seem like daunting task when your budget is tight and your space is limited. Here are some hot ideas for decking out the dorm, without breaking [...]

A Tour of a Bright, Fun, and Playful Frugal Kitchen!

A Tour of a Bright, Fun, and Playful Frugal Kitchen!

June 3, 2010

My friend Sara from Sara’s Art House has THE MOST unique home I’ve ever seen, and it is bubbling with personality.  So when we went over there for a cookout on Memorial Day, I put on my tourist hat, picked up my camera, and took lots of pictures to share with you!  Not only does [...]

Thrift Store & Flea Market Decorating

Thrift Store & Flea Market Decorating

May 24, 2010

Decorating doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.  Just look at these awesome decorating ideas made from items purchased at thrift stores and flea markets! Photo Credit: back_garage Look at what you can achieve when you think outside of the box.  I want to fill up those little boxes under the desk with all [...]

Decorating Your Outdoor Room (On the Cheap!)

Decorating Your Outdoor Room (On the Cheap!)

May 20, 2010

Outdoor rooms are extremely popular these days, and not just amongst the rich and famous! You can squeeze an outdoor room in almost any space, and decorate it to match the style and mood of your home, inexpensively! Furniture Any room needs furniture, and an outdoor room is no exception. However, much of the patio [...]

Quick, Easy and Low Cost Fourth of July Decorating

Quick, Easy and Low Cost Fourth of July Decorating

June 26, 2009

By Kathy Wilson     There was a day in our history when people actually spent time on Fourth of July decorations. They were homemade but sincere, and represented deep patriotism. I think that patriotism still exists today, and we can celebrate with Fourth of July decorations that are easy to put together and low [...]

How to Make Decorations

How to Make Decorations

December 20, 2008

Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to break the bank Here are 2 videos that show you how to make beautiful Christmas decorations.  The first is a table centerpiece, and the second is a wreath. Remember, you can substitute materials for what you have on hand, or what is growing in your yard.  One year [...]

Easy Fall Decorations

Easy Fall Decorations

November 5, 2008

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~Stanley Horowitz Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to fill your home with the beautiful colors of autumn. In my neck of the woods in NC, the trees are on display [...]

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