Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Decorating On A Budget... Dining Room

Pretty mantle details
Today I continue to bring home my ABM House Tour
and share all the details with you- my lovely readers!
Our home has been furnished and decorated on a very tight budget.
Its half the fun for me; to be able to find things I love without spending our life savings. :) 
So I will share where I got everything and how much it cost, 
to show that it doesn't cost a fortune to have lovely things! 
Enjoy! :) 
Perfect painted triangles on the wall
Today let's talk about the dining room!
Side Table: Garage Sale- $5
Mantle: Garage Sale- $8
Stool: Garage Sale- $5
Boon High Chair: Amazon- $205
Napkin Holder: Ikea- $5
Vase w/ Lavender(fr Mom): Thrifted- $2
Wire Basket: Gift from Mom- $0
Pink Birds: Gift From Mom- $0
Framed Map: Made By Me w/ stuff I had- $0
Silver Music Sheet: Garage Sale- $1
Girl Drawing: Made by Friend- $0
Candle Holder: Garage Sale- $0.50
Borrowed Paint From A Friend- $0
White Geometric Balls in Basket: Thrifted- $2/ea

I borrowed a couple cans of paint from a friend, and taped and painted the triangles myself. My inspiration was these pics here. 
Love the colors in this room
Dining Rm Table: Consignment Shop- $60
Dining Room Benches: Given to us from our church- $0
Lamp Shade Light: Pottery Barn Outlet- $5!
Chairs: Thrifted- $5/ea
Large Map: Belongs to my Mom- $0
Quart of Chalkboard Paint on Side Wall: Home Depot- $12
Paint for Dining Set: Home Depot- $50

re did my dining room set myself, turning a dark and drab set into a fun and bright spot in the room! I also painted the small metal stool. The mint color was borrowed from a friend. If you are looking for something in particular, ask around! You never know what might be in your friends storage. :)

Sooo, everything you see in these here dining room pics cost me a grand total of $367.50!! 

Like I said before...
 I had to wait for each piece. For a few years I had a table that I really didn't like, and a pile of wobbly mismatched chairs. But it was worth the wait! The set we have now is perfect for our growing family, and all of the company we always have!

Thanks for reading!!


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