Thursday, February 25, 2010

New feature: Décor on a Dime

Decor on a Dime button

I have to confess that I have gotten a little distracted from coupons, coupon blogs, and even CVS.  And this is the reason why:  DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Frugal Décor blogs!

I have always loved doing decorating and doing projects around the house.  I am usually the one asking my husband if we can take a trip to the local Home Depot! :)  And I have always loved to shop secondhand at yard sales or Goodwill.  But these two things have combined in a whole new way: now I am shopping secondhand to find things I can transform to be “Décor on a Dime” for my house!


I will start by addicting you introducing you to some of my favorite frugal DIY blogs and some of their projects I love (and plan to do!)

I was introduced first to Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick (and I have to say in her words, I luuuuurve her blog!)

mirror centerpiece 

(picture from Thrifty Decor Chick)

I adore this centerpiece that she made using a $4.00 mirror, thrift store glass cylinders, fabric, candles and some filler.  And the best part is that you can change it out easily for each season! 

(I have been collecting glass cyclinders as I see them at Goodwill and have about 6 so far!  And I already got my mirror for $5.00 at Target.)


I also have just recently started following Kate @ Centsational Girl.

crystal lamp

(picture from Centsational Girl)

Here is one of her projects that I have on my list (I actually found a crystal lamp today that was in perfect, working condition at Goodwill for $8.00! Yay!  Now to find 1 more!)


Beneath my Heart

coffee table






(photo from Beneath my Heart)

I love this coffee table that she got for $8.50 at Goodwill and refinished!  That is the epitome of thrifty – an $8.50 gorgeous coffee table!


Here’s a few more of my favorites:

Young House Love written by a couple who is starting their life together on a decorating adventure.

Southern Hospitality -  she just did a DIY project of installing subway tile around her bathtub.  (Not on my list yet, I am starting with the small stuff and moving up! :)

…….and I am discovering and adding more to my reader every day!


Do you have any thrifty decor or DIY blogs that you like to read?  I would love for you to share them with me!

Stay tuned because I have been making weekly trips to Goodwill since the beginning of the year and am finally beginning to find and transform some things for my house.  I spent a good portion of Saturday spray painting - mostly with my new favorite color, ORB (Oil-rubbed bronze).  I can’t wait to share my “Décor on a Dime” projects with you!

I also plan on doing a Mr. Linky soon so you can link up any projects you are working on or some secondhand deals you have gotten – so get your pictures ready!


  1. Thanks so much for the shout out!! :) Let me know if you try the centerpiece! :)

  2. You might like . They have great projects as well!

  3. Kerry,

    Thanks - I like it! Another one to add to my reader!


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