If you own a DSLR camera and have lots of lenses you have to have some sort of bag to carry and store all it in. The totes from Jo Totes are adorable, and believe it or not, they are reasonably priced compared to many of the purse-like camera bags I have seen out there. They range in price between $87-$119. Think Christmas!
Trina from A Few Miner Adjustments turned a piece of luan from her garage into an oversized flashcard for her living room wall. All it took was some paint and vinyl to create this décor that was ideal for a household of teachers. I love this idea for a playroom too and think a set of flashcards would be a great way to decorate a large wall on a dime.
You may have shells from summer beach trips that you are trying to figure out what to do with now. Before you stuff them in a drawer or closet to be forgotten, check out this wreath made by Kelly at The Lily Pad Cottage. Kelly knocked off a $139 shell wreath from Ballard for a few bucks with some decorative sisal and a wreath form she had on hand. She’s going to be one happy gal when she busts out her beautiful bargain wreath next summer.
When Virginia from Live Love DIY found an outdated lamp at the thrift store with a dingy white base and pleather lampshade, she saw the potential for it to become a real knock out. Some silver spray paint gave the base a more modern look and a satin ribbon added extra oomph to a plain shade. Virginia says, “The whole project took less than 30 minutes, and my little $3 thrift store lamp has been transformed into a high-style lamp you would find in any home store for about $40-$50!”
When revamping her laundry room, Debbie from Me and My DIY found a roman shade from Pottery Barn that had all the colors she wanted to incorporate into the space. Unfortunately, Pottery Barn’s prices and sizing did not cooperate with Debbie’s plans. Being the clever gal she is, Debbie instead ordered a drape from Pottery Barn and sewed her own shade for way less cash. She even had enough fabric remaining for a coordinating ironing board cover.
As I recently shared on Infarrantly Creative, I am changing things up in my family room after about ten years of the same color scheme. My first big undertaking was painting striped curtains. Considering color, pattern, price, and length, I always have trouble finding just the right curtains, so painting my own was the perfect option. I absolutely love how they came out and cannot believe the difference they make!
It’s no secret that wall décor can get expensive, especially for larger pieces. Luckily, armed with wood, paint, and a bit of creativity, you can fill those walls without breaking the bank! Just check out this weathered wood plaque that Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin created with plywood and a jigsaw. The gorgeous shape and custom wording make for a truly unique piece of wall décor!