Sorry this post is a day late going up! I had “technical difficulties” and couldn’t get it posted till now.
I am excited to be hosting my second “Décor on a Dime party!” I can’t wait to see all the projects that you link up!
But first let me share a recent project I just completed.
This is what our eat in kitchen looked like for the first few years we lived here. Then I started “developing my design style” and doing some DIY projects.
We replaced the linoleum with ceramic tile, bought a new butcher block pedestal table and chairs off Craigslist, installed a chair rail, painted the bottom half of the wall a soft green, and changed out the light fixture. It has been like this for the last 6 months to a year.
I loved the chair rail, but the over time the green seemed to a little “too country” for me.
Especially when we put the new light fixture up and I got the fall decorations out, I was determined the green was gone! I wanted a a more neutral, sophisticated look.
I still had plenty of cocoa brown paint left from my dining room makeover so I decided to use that in the eat-in kitchen too.
I love it! It brings out more brown in the floor and “pops” against the white trim! :)
Now on to re-decorating the space to match! And I did it super cheap! :) I made a wreath to go in the space, and bought cheap curtains and a rug from Kohl’s, but everything else came from other places in the house.
And I love it! :)
The brown wall plaques are actually trivets I already had that can also be hung on the wall. :) I love the fact that the ugly phone jack that we never used is covered up!
The sign over the door used to hang on the wall over the alarm pad, the ivy and sconce came from my yard sale stash. The rug came from Kohl’s ($11.49 – 30% off = $8)
And I will share a tutorial later but the wreath cost me under $2! I will leave you guessing for now but here’s a hint: part of it came from the dollar store and part came from the grocery store! :)
The curtains came from Kohl’s. (Yes, Kohl’s now carries curtains – woohoo! :) They are crushed voile and were on sale for $8.99 each, but I had a 30% off coupon making them $6.29 each/ $25.16 for all 4. I hung them on the white rods I already had but I am thinking that I might spray paint the rods my favorite ORB (oil rubbed bronze). I tied them with some brown ribbon from my craft stash and voila! Simple but elegant, and let lots of light in!
(Notice the pumpkin topiary on the table? :) Tutorial for that coming up too so stay tuned!)
- $2 for the wreath
- $25 for the curtains
- $8 for the rug (which we needed anyways)
Total makeover for under $40 bucks!
Now it is your turn!
I want to see what projects you have been working on! Link up as many as you want! Party will stay open until the 23rd! You can grab the below for your post so others can come join the party too.