and you can find me over at my
blog Thrifty Decor Mom.
I'm so excited to be here and share some of
my thrifty decorating ideas with you.
I love to decorate but don't like to spend
a lot of money.
One of my favorite ways to save money
is by creating my own artwork.
This is what I did for my family
room . . .
I simply framed some old sheet music and
maps that my Grandma gave to me.
Not only is this very inexpensive but it has
special meaning to me.
I already had the frames and painted
them black. This project was
FREE and the "art" can easily be
switched out if I want a new look.
Another way I save money is by shopping
at my local Goodwill and thrift stores.
I found this very brassy lamp for
$7.50 and jazzed it up with some
aqua spray paint.
Here is what it looked like before . . .
. . . and here it is after the magic of
spray paint and a $12 shade . . .
I am currently working on my Family Room to
make it brighter and fill it with things I love.
The sofa is dark brown so I added aqua/blue, yellow
and green accessories to lighten things up.
All of the pillows (except for 1) are cloth
napkins that I sewed together and
I used an old bar stool as a plant stand next
to the sofa. It needed a new coat of paint
and I sanded the edges for a distressed look.
The old picnic basket came from
an antique store and the wire basket is from
Hobby Lobby. I filled it with
old school books that belonged to
my Grandfather. I love to look through
the books and see his handwriting.
Here is another example of my DIY artwork . . .
I made this from a kitchen cupboard door
and some vinyl decals I found at
Thank you so much Holly for having
me as your guest today. I would love for
you all to stop by for a visit and see some
more of my thrifty decorating ideas!