We bought a "fixer-upper." Not anything too crazy, mostly cosmetic and updating. Because of this my decorating budget is pretty much nothing for the time being. Going from a small apartment to a home though, leaves lots of empty walls and the place looking like we just moved in ... almost 6 months later. As our renovations are starting to get checked off one by one I can now justify starting to decorate. ( If I can get over my phobia of putting holes in the newly painted walls haha)
Here are a few things I have done around the house to help make it feel like home.
My kitchen the where I have focused on the most right now. It has a rustic/ vintage theme I guess.
These bottles sit on my kitchen window sill. I had the blue one since I was little and bought the others at a thrift store for $1 each. I cant wait till spring to put daisies or other flowers in each one.
This is a breakfast nook but I felt that we didn't need a bar with bar stools, dining room, AND a breakfast table. So I made it a little sitting area. Eventually I want to put a bench back in. ( The pervious one ended up being invested with bugs which started making their appearance this winter ew.)
The window I found for $5, the plates for 50 cents each, and the chalkboard for $10.
My Dad gave us these crates. I loved them but at first I wasn't sure how to use them all... so I decided to use them as shelves. I still have to find things to put in them but for now at least its one more thing we have hung up!
I found these shelves at the Christmas Tree Shop -all for under $15, the frames are from Target ( around $5 each), and I painted the "S" from JoAnns.
I have seen books staked together with ribbon all over the place. I got these from my Dad. I didn't have the heart to rip off the covers though.
These coasters are just cool and sit in our living room. They are made from all different trees. My best friend and her husband made this as wedding favors this past year. They now sell them if you are interested. Her blog is: Odd Ducks - they are in the middle of their own home re-model now.
I have had a few craft failures this week. :( I needed a little pick me up so I made B a few skirts. Quick and easy!
I made both of them using patterns from " Little Girls, Big Style". The first is made from vintage sheets and lace. The second is heavier for winter.
|Its not you- my "model" would not stand up straight :(|