I re-did an old and very ugly chair. I knew that avocado would be the perfect color & of course my favorite burlap fabric was part of the perfect combo.. to see more pictures and how to view the full post: http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2012/09/avocado-...
I made this DIY wire basket light fixture for only $15. It was so simple & easy to make with products from Lowe's. Here is the instructions on how to make this lovely industrial chic light: http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2012/07/wire-bas...
Buying our dream home two years ago put a severe dent in the decorating budget.
Keeping this in mind I went to work on my favorite room in the house, the dining room. It
is light, bright, and full of charm & character; it was definatly LOVE at first sight.
It seemed impossible at first when I realized I had $1000 to complete this room. But little by little this challenge seemed to almost be a blessing because it forced me to think outside the box and stretch my creativity.
I had my dining chairs slipcovered, painted my existing bench, reused my table, found cane chairs in the trash that I recovered with a $5.00 drop cloth, painted curtain rods that were on clearance and collected most of my accessories from thrift stores, tag & estate sales and of course Home Goods. The bigger spends were the built-ins, which I had made with my brother-in-law, linen drapes and the petite buffet.
I mixed old with new, combined styles and textures & brought balance to the space by repeating the creams & whites. I now have a space that no one wants to leave & I did it, all on a budget of $1000.
Here is the link to my original blog post were I have most of my sources linked.
I get asked a lot the differences between DIY chalk paint & ASCP & both are great for home DIY projects, but they are very different. Read this post for all pros & cons: http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2012/06/homemade...