Home Decorating

Hamsters. In black and white.

August 23, 2013

This does sort of have something to do with frugality. Bear with me. As you know, Lisey has moved into Zoe’s room, and we needed some new wall art for her (the baby pictures weren’t going to work!). So, yesterday I laid out a bunch of frames on the living room floor and Lisey and […]

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A couple of Goodwill shelves

February 22, 2012

If you follow my 365 blog, you know I had the drill out the other day. That’s because I was busy hanging things up. I found this long white shelf at Goodwill for $4 and decided to bring it home for Sonia and Lisey. If you have girls like mine, then you know that they […]

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A little tour of my office

February 17, 2011

I always love taking a peek inside other people’s homes, so I thought it would be fun to give you a little tour of my office. Worry not, though…since my frugality seeps into pretty much every area of my life, this post will be quite on topic. This is my scrapbooking/craft desk. It’s an old […]

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Zoe’s Fish Bulletin Board

June 16, 2009

A few weeks ago I bought this bulletin board from Goodwill for $2. It’s no great shakes, but it wasn’t expensive and it came with some thumbtacks too. I wanted to use this in Zoe’s room, so I sprayed it with some white primer and then some white spray paint and hung it up in […]

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Want to see my new black nightstands?

March 10, 2009

I’m finally finished painting the two nightstands that I bought at Goodwill recently, so I thought I’d share pictures. First, here’s what our old Ikea nightstands looked like. We had two, and this one was in the best shape. The other one came from an antique store(I know…what kind of antique store sells Ikea furniture??) […]

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How to Paint Wooden Furniture

March 5, 2009

I know-this post has been a long time coming! After I wrote about my painted freecycle furniture, lots of you asked for a tutorial on painting and I’m finally getting around to it. While I’m not a professional painter and my paint jobs aren’t perfect, I hope that reading about what I’ve learned will be […]

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