Decorating on a Budget

Decorating on a budget- shop your local yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores.

Remember to think outside the box. It’s true that one person’s trash may be another person’s treasure. To you it may only take some new paint, new fabric or just some imagination. All though the possibilities are endless here are 12 great items to watch for.

Frames – In my opinion you can never have too many frames.  Consider refinishing them and just hanging the frames on a wall perhaps in a collage. Or you’ll want to just frame the endless number of existing items that you already have. (Photographs, prints or even doilies)

Old Books – whether you like the topic, title, or even the color of the cover, books can add décor to any shelf or book case. You can even throw a couple on your end table.

Lamps – Some times it only needs a new shade or some new paint. I have even seen some lamps turned into candle holders.

Bottles – As bottles come in different colors and shapes they can be used for accessories. Filled with colored water, or used as a candle holder. I suggest purchasing a taper candle holder designed for wine bottles.

Chairs – If you see a chair that has an interesting shape or design that you like, consider repainting it, recovering the cushion, or purchasing a slip cover.

Jars – You can add your favorite items into them and place the jars on display.

Mirrors – You may like just the frame or you may just want to refinish it.

Glass – If you’re interested in doing mosaic project then definitely keep your eyes open for items you can use on these projects.

Fabric – There are many uses for fabric whether it is to recover furniture, make curtains, or even frame interesting prints.

Wagon Wheels – Consider hanging a wagon wheel on your wall or placing it in a corner. Keep in mind that wagon wheels are not the only item you can hang, so keep your eyes open for items like this to hang on your wall for a unique piece of art.

Ladders – Ladders are not only for climbing. When I was younger my mother had a wooden ladder. She hung the ladder across the ceiling hanging plants, chimes, and even a bird cage from it and placed baskets on the top

Supplies – Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for items that you can use to complete your looks. Paint brushes, tools, wire, sandpaper, utility knives, adhesives, ETC..

One Response to Decorating on a Budget

  1. I just wanted to say that I’m glad I read this. I was actually about to go back before I read the first paragraph. You offered a swaying, understandable, and, most importantly, a different approach of looking at it. Kudos bro!

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