After recently moving into a rental home, I needed to work with an existing wood wall to create a comfortable, beautiful, yet affordable room for a young tween. With some neutral paint, budget shopping, and a bit of ingenuity, my daughter now has a room to call her own! http://sophiasdecor.blogspot.com/2013/10/budget-bedroom-makeover-for-rental-home.html
A few years back I found an amazing antique twin bed that was in desperate need of repair. My talented step-father was able to re-construct the wood headboard and save the bed for my youngest daughter to use. With thrift store and Craig's List finds like the striped settee ($50), dresser ($60), end table ($15), and little chairs ($30) that I re-habbed, I was also able to put the french-inspired room together for very little. Now my daughter has a sweet and pretty little room to call home.
Do you see cute chairs out at the flea market or at yard sales, but have old and stained fabric on them? If you've ever wondered how to re-upholster those chairs to bring out their potential, then check out this chair makeover and tutorial. I give tips through each stage of the makeover from painting the frame to recovering: http://sophiasdecor.blogspot.com/2014/02/french-chair-reupholstery-makeover-and.html
My parents recently built a new home with a bit of farmhouse flavor and they've slowly putting their personal touches on the new house including the front porch. Show-stopping red blends beautifully with gray siding and crisp, white trim and their love of flowers and all things vintage makes a welcoming statement. Check out all the sources, paint colors, and their budget-saving details on the blog...
I love to make things... jewelry, painted pieces, etc. Unfortunately, craft supplies can get out of control and take over a space. Paperwork, records, photos add to the piles, but getting organized doesn't mean it needs to be expensive or not stylish! From flea market finds to some creative uses for storage, I share my favorite tips for getting a craft room or office set up on a budget!
My first grader loves bright colors, flowers, and art and wanted her room to reflect that. With some second-hand furniture finds made over with paint, a great vintage chandelier, some garden-inspired accessories, and careful shopping, I was able to complete this bedroom for around $500 top-to-bottom. It's bright and cheery and she loves it!
It never ceases to amaze me what a fresh coat of paint can do for a room. In just a few hours, you have a whole new look and feel. I transformed a dark powder room into a bright and cheery room with some Sherwin Williams's Silvermist paint, some branches from the backyard, and some easy-peasy framing projects for a powder room makeover on a budget.
With an old wood planter box, fresh greenery, candles, ornaments, and pine cones, it's easy to put together a classic and beautiful centerpiece for your dining room table. All you need now is some good food and company!
Can you imagine living in a barn? Check out this incredibly beautiful apartment housed above an equestrian barn and I guarantee you"ll see barn-living in a different light! Click here for the tour: http://sophiasdecor.blogspot.com/2013/01/barn-apartment-tour.html
My large antique alarm clock collection and other vintage finds were the inspiration for my craft room/office. Needing a place to create and store all of my crafting materials, I used second-hand furniture that I painted, a pair of IKEA bookcases, DIY electrical conduit drapery rod, hand-made draperies and other cost-saving elements to turn this room into my little slice of crafting heaven without spending a lot!