Teen rooms are so much fun to decorate. You can go with their personality and pull out some pretty cool ideas if you just listen to them about what they want. My Bre is no different - I listened to what she wanted, added in some pretty colors and fabrics, and in just a few weeks we pulled together her room makeover. There was a lot of DIY going on in here, so let's take a look at the whole room!
It's time for another edition of The Look for Less, where I seek out great deals on stuff you need to make your home fabulous, for less! This week I scoured the internets looking for some reasonably priced tub chairs. I've been looking for one for my upcoming bedroom makeover, so I thought I'd share some of the ones that I've found, along with my honest opinions on the ones I've personally tested. So, let's take a look at tub chairs for under $300.
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It's baaaaaack! The last edition of The Look for Less was way back in November, but my cheapskate series that helps you find beautiful things for your home on a serious budget is finally back. *And the crowd goes wild - yay!* As one of the most popular series that I've ever posted, y'all were loving all my finds each week with TL4L. I'm bringing it back as an every other week post now... so you'll still get your fix but my wallet won't feel the crunch. I always, ALWAYS find something that I can't live without (and this week is no exception.) For the triumphant return of The Look for Less, I'm sharing some beautiful and budget friendly bedding options. With two bedrooms getting an overhaul here at the cottage this spring, I'm going to need some pretty and fresh new bedding to complete the looks, so I'm taking a virtual shopping spree to find some inspiration.
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Spring is finally in the air, so I'm ready to work on my outdoor decor, with projects like my DIY pillar solar lights. They're made using those simple stake solar lights that are super cheap. The problem with those metal tubes is that they can blow over in the wind, and if you have rocky ground (like we do) you may have problems getting them in the ground in the first place. And, since we never know which area of our huge yard that we'll want to hang out on any given day. So, I came up with a way to stabilize the solar lights, make them move-able, and to make them pretty with an industrial twist. If you can make pancakes, you can do this project - it's really easy and I'll show you how!
I think I've been talking about finishing this space for about 3 years, which is a long wait if you've been reading my blog that long. I know, I know, I know - sometimes I move like a moth in mud. I have no idea what took me so long, since it really didn't take that long when you look at the actual amount of time that we spent working on it. I think we could have pulled it off in a couple of days, but we mostly made it work with scraps and leftovers from other projects. After finishing out the bathroom and my office, it really became obvious that I needed to just buckle down and do it. So I did...
What do you do when you have a perfectly good light fixture but it's not your style? Give it a makeover! I'm crushin' on farmhouse inspired lighting these days, but still have to keep my budget in check (don't we all?) So what's a girl to do when she craves high end lighting but wants to do it for just a little moolah? She figures out how to get the look for less! After a quick trip to Lowe's to find a miraculous and new (to me) thingamajig, I figured how to how transform my cheap (and boring) light to something with style. And did I mention that it was only $5 and it only took 5 mintues? Yeah, that's the best part!
Five years ago, when we started to remodel our home, we knew that basically every inch of it would be replaced. Every wall has been covered, every electrical outlet switched out, all the molding had to be added (because mobile homes don't really have it to start with,) every floor needed recovering. We knew it would be a very long process, since our plans didn't include any home improvement loans. Our budget has never allowed us to have the top of the line anything. Each and every piece of our home has come through creative uses of what we could afford, either taking a risk with second hand bathroom fixtures, figuring out how to make our own flooring, recovering thrift store furniture, or any other crazy idea we could muster to help us get from "just a house" to our dream home.
Today is day 4 of the Six Days of Spring with my Faceted Bud Vases. All week I've been taking forgotten/unloved/overlooked things and bringing them back to life with a fresh look, just in time for spring.Facets are HOT in home decor right now. From Anthro to Z Gallerie, every shop that I love have all found a way to bring them into their shops. When I ran across some test tubes, it took me a few days to figure out what I'd do with them. With a little bit of leftover wood and some snazzy saw moves, faceted bud vases were born.
Yesterday I shared my big bathroom reveal, and it makes me so happy to finally have a beautiful guest bath to share with all who enter my home. Before we gutted the space, it was a wreck. Like really, really, really bad. It was cramped and dark and just icky. I didn't want to disgrace the beautiful bathroom tour with the ugly before pictures, but I did want to share the before and after.
Since Valentine's is next week, I thought I'd share the fastest decorating trick I know: an easy bunting. If some glittered hearts don't make your heart go pitter-patter, then V-Day prolly isn't the decorating highlight of your year. If it is, though, you're in luck! You can make this garland in a few minutes with only a couple of supplies.
It's no surprise when you stop by here and see a new photo of something aqua. I love my aqua, and teal, and turquoise... well all sorts of beachy blues. But when you decorate your whole house around one beloved color can leave it feeling a little boring. On the other hand, adding in a new color can seem daunting. It's kind of the "give a mouse a cookie" thing, ya know? But, if you're revolving around any one color family (even if it's a neutral), choosing to add in a new hue can bring your room to life.
Valentine's Day is almost here! To celebrate, I'm joining in with some amazing blogs to bring you some ideas and a linky party, too. Today I'm sharing my Valentine's Day Tablescape - one that's loaded with pink & aqua (of course!), plaid & polka dots.... sigh.... that's a lot of cuteness all for my sweethearts to start their breakfast with a little love.