10/6/09

Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without... a repeat.

My sweet husband lives by this motto! Before I go shopping for home decor items, I rifle through the garage, closets and look at all the things I could "repurpose" into something fabulous. Here are a few inexpensive decorating ideas from www.pointclickhome.com. With a little extra imagination, you could use these ideas to spruce up your holiday decor without spending much... How fun would it be to have a Halloween or Christams lampshade!... Start warming that glue gun ladies!

Grab that dusty lampshade, vacuum it and then decorate it with ribbon. If you're super cheap like me, you can even spray paint the thing first (I paint everything) then attack it with ribbon. If you get sick of the ribbon, pop it off and change it out. 

I have baskets all over my house... most don't have labels. Use that cute craft paper, print labels and frame them. Attach the frames to your baskets- Wal-mart and Goodwill have great finds.



This one is pretty eco- friendly. Paint dry twiggs (Ooo... Red for the holidays!) and arrange and glue gun them over a thrift store mirror. Ta-Da! What else do you have that you could paint and glue to a mirror?

10 comments:

kimmcl said...

I'm lovin' that frame over a basket idea - thanks!!!
Kim

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

These are great ideas! I especially love the mirror. Great inspiration - thanks!

dawn said...

love the framed paper on the basket. so cute.

the twig mirror thing is intriguing as well...

and most of all, I love that motto. I should teach that to my kids (and my husband and I as well).

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wonderful ideas! That frame is great and I may need to try it!

Aura said...

I have a closet in our house that is my decorating closet. It's stacked full with extra rugs, accessories, picture frames, topiarys, etc. That way if I ever need to change things around, I head to "the decorating closet."

Caroline said...

I really love the twig framed mirror very inventive.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oooo... I like that twigged mirror. Neat!
Cass

ness said...

I love everything! Great ideas:) I may have to try to give my lampshades a new look!

Gretchen said...

I love the twigs around the mirror! What a terrific idea and I love the idea that they are smaller piece.

Since you are the Queen of being organized, maybe you can help me with a problem I'm having. I recently retired, gave up my cleaning people and am having trouble keeping my house clean. Any ideas or lists that you use or help. You house always looks perfect.

Hugs, Gretchen
www.birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Shelley said...

My grandparents lived by that motto too:) Thanks for the great ideas and the decorating link!

 
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