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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Some budget decorating at my house

Nothing super profound to say today, except I'm tired. But that's pretty normal, unfortunately. So, I thought I'd share with you my latest decorating projects:
First, this is the only "fine art" in my living room...and it's actually scrapbook paper! The colors in this line by My Mind's Eye matched my throw pillows exactly, so I decided to frame some of it. I was really cheap about the frames, too. I bought one every week for a month with my 40% off coupon at Robert's (Provo Craft). So, they were each around 6 bucks. I think one week I even had a 50% off coupon, so maybe it was only 5 bucks that week. The papers were like 75 cents each, and then I put that picture in for now. Eventually, I'd like to get a decent family picture and do a square crop of it and frame it there instead. But this one works for now.
Then, a few weeks ago I went to Deseret Book and they told me I had like 10 dollars worth of point credit there (I don't know how I earned that many!) and did I want to use them? So, there were these cute little embroidered hanging signs for 3 dollars each, so I bought 3 of them. They say "Love," "Family," and "Prayer." I had initially planned on hanging them on the wall somewhere, but I couldn't really find a spot where they looked right. So, just for kicks, I hung on one the bracket of the shelf over the fireplace (I'd say mantle, but it really isn't one...) and thought it looked pretty cool, so I added the other two. I assure you that the plastic cup is not part of any crazy decorating project...it's just sitting there.

So, my cheap decorating idea for the month: Frame pretty scrapbook paper and find out if you have free product coming to you anywhere. Then be creative!

8 comments :

  1. Great idea to frame your favorite scrapbook paper! Love the idea!

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  2. I did something similar in my house except I did 3 12x12 frames and Chris drilled holes in them for me..I threaded some cream ribbon through them and hung each one side by side..now it's where I display each of my scrapbooking layouts..beats hanging them on the fridge...i even did a vinyl lettering saying above the frames..the whole project was pretty cheap..Sarah T.'s husband Mike made the frames, I painted them, Chris hung them up, and I got the vinyl saying for like 10 bucks....just don't count the cost of each layout everytime I change them out! ;)

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  3. Another place to make inexpensive decor is at Super Saturday, but that's not until the fall.

    Oh - - and have you been to the Roberts outlet store?? It's in Lindon, right after Orem....... VERY cheap things there!!!

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  4. Thanks for dropping by! I am linking you today! ;)

    HARMONIA

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  5. I thought the plastic cup was the best part...
    {sigh}
    Love the SB paper idea... very cute.

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  6. love that framed pics in your house.. so beautiful!

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  7. Great decorating-I love budget ideas. Random comment, i know, but i was just surfing you're labels and realized i haven't seen you're cute house yet. I really like the letter idea with the picture collage below...and the red sofa table. Much different than the house on 9th east in Provo.

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