$10 worth of matching pillows and / or cases from the thrift.
A couple screens morphed into temporary curtains. But now I like them! So I have visions of painting them white and perhaps burlap in behind. I love how the light penetrates through them now so I don’t want to diminish that aspect. But I’d like my boy to stop calling them the Japanese things, so they need a new look. Soon!
The black box is actually a trunk that I got from a closing out sale at a flower place. The woodsy box is from someone’s curb. But they actually have a purpose other than adding funk to the room.
The black trunk turned over on it’s end holds my stereo and woofer thing. The woodsy box holds two speakers stacked one on top of the other.
This is a little greenhouse I have out back. The wood I’m using to create a character building out of is from someone’s fence on the way to a burn pile. I asked him to drop it off in my driveway instead so he did! This is how far I’ve gotten so far. The gate is from the dump that will hold up trailing flowers one day. (I asked if I could take it from a guy hucking it onto the pile. I have no shame) The small old window is from a friend that he took off an old barn himself, and the bigger window is from a thrift.
The door is made out of the same wood but turned on the other side so you see more greys. Also because on the right side there were vines STUCK to the wood I couldn’t remove. It’s freaky lookin’ inside. Whatever. The door turned out cool…
Canning jar lid wreath for $1 from a garage sale. Yeah, it was already made up like that. All I did was pay the $1 and hang it up.
Metal stuff is cool in a garden. The square one is from a thrift. The can is what I found buried way back in a shed when I bought my place.
Oh my gosh. I feel like I should join a Junkaholics Anonymous group or something.
All the progress of these projects are on this blog so feel free to snoop around to spot more info on them.
I’m rather pleased at how I’m supporting the local thrifts which is always a good thing. Decorating on a budget has forced me to be ultra creative with used finds. And honestly, I go into Homesense now and walk right out thinking I can make that. Regular retail is such a thing of the past.
Simply buying isn’t fun anymore. But buying to create most certainly is!