Friday, September 15, 2006

Decorating on a Dime!

I've been enjoying searching for inexpensive ideas for decorating a space that our boys will be using while at college. And it is all being done on a dime! Old family furniture (vintage 1950's) has been painted a shiny oxidized brown (aka Martha Stewart Living) and is now coordinated and ready to be spiffed up with some WalMart clearance items. An original print that was a graduation gift to Brandon will be the focal point of the living space. It's colors are turqoise, red, and yellow. Placemats and runners in turqoise with sea shell trim stitched on the ends were found in the clearance row for $1.00. Other colorful and accessory items were found as well, and now it's time to put everything together in a new space.

The floral arrangement I made last evening for this space is not my typical style. But I love it and wonder if maybe it's time to leave the more Victorian look and go for abit more funkiness elsewhere as well! The vase was on clearance for $5.00. I've stuffed it with white garbage bags so that the birch twigs won't go too far to the bottom, and have added twigs and some cheerful autumn flowers to the vase.

A busy day ahead! I hope yours is happy and blessed!

1 comment:

  1. I love what you did with the vase and flowers!!


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