Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bathroom Redo

One day we will gut this bathroom and have a larger vanity....until that day....I had to do something! Wallpaper, gold fixtures, and globe lights had to go!

I spray painted the light fixture, towel bars and mirror frame
replaced globe lights for about $4 each
new towels and some art work from pier 1

Here is the budget low down : gallon of paint $20
can of spray paint $1
towels, toothbrusher/soap holder $25
art work $19
new light shades $8

Pumpkin Decor

I had these great urns from my mini Christmas tree set...I was thrilled to find another season to use these urns. I may end up making the Welcome a little larger...I used black scrapbooking stickers for now.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Duct Tape Decor

Who would of thought I be sticking Duct tape to things around my house because I like the way it looks. Have you seen the Duct tape prints that have come out? My dear friend brought me this roll and said "create" when she handed it to me (knowing it is my favorite print) Here are a few of my favorite items I have dressed up using it.......

candle and kitchen soap pump.....

the edge of a frame in my favorite photo grouping...

Gift bag using a sharpie marker

I jazzed up a gift bag for my son's friends party with a sharpie marker :) Spiderman was the theme and I only spent .99 on the plain bag.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Brick fireplace makeover

I finally addressed my ugly fireplace. After a long time of agonizing what to do, I chose the cheapest way possible to change the look. I dry brushed each brick with semi glass trim paint then blotted and wiped with a wet rag. I bought a few lumber pieces from Lowes ( I spent around $30 on wood) then attached it to the mantle for a surround to frame the fireplace. I think I might add a little molding here or there. It's a fun day when you get to break out the saw! I am really in love with my fireplace now! It has really brighten up the basement!




Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Door

I wanted to jazz up my front door for Valentines day....It is amazing what a hot glue gun, left over quilt binding and some Damask duct tape can do!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ebay drapes

Here are a few pics of my dining room. Don't you love the view of the 18 inches of snow we got last week? The color is "Royal Red" from the Biltmore Estate collection at Lowes.

Shopping for a drape/curtain solution was a little stressful for this patio door. I wanted neutral, NON vertical blinds, something classy, insulated, but not too formal or fussy......

A patio panel drape is immediatly what I knew I wanted, but at the cost of $180.00, I didn't think it would happen. Until I checked out Ebay! I got these drapes for $11 (including shipping!!)

Oh, and here is my hutch in my red dining room now. You can read about this hutch makeover at http://diydecor.blogspot.com/2009/05/hutch-makeover.html

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Meet my enemy...

Meet my enemy....this dark, drab, basement brick fireplace....

picture this.....brick ripped out....mantle/molding in white added....bookcases flanking each side of the fireplace....SNAP...back to reality....

I am posting this hoping I will get some great advise on what to do that would be budget friendly. The wall color is a great smokey blue/green....the art on the mantle I got for $28 at Jcpenney that had been $180! It looks less blue in this photo, but trust me, it's lovely....

Help me! I am leaning toward this to address the dark brick issues I have....then adding a molding....

thoughts? thoughts?