For the next couple weeks, I will be bringing home my ABM House Tour,
and sharing 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!
Let's start with my bedroom!
Bed: Craigslist- $300
Both Night Stand Shelves: Garage Sale- $5
Trunk: Made By Father in Law- $0
Duvet Cover and Shams: Target- $20
White Sheets: Wedding Gift- $0
Folded Blanket: Garage Sale- $1
Silver Lamp: Thrift Store (was originally new from Target)-$10
Small Lamp: I've had since childhood- $0
Vintage bedside Clock: Gift from Mum- $0
Paper Decor: Dollar Tree $2
I wanted to add interest to the empty space above my bed, but didn't want to spend $$. So I used paper! Do not underestimate the power of paper in your decor! The plus sign/ Swiss cross garland I made using 2 poster boards cut into crosses and then sewed them together on my sewing machine. I simply typed up the butterflies print and printed it off. The llama is a clip art that I printed and drew a frame around. I cut out the rest of the pieces from extra paper I had, and taped them all on the wall using washi tape from my stash. The books under my clock are a food book borrowed from Mum, and my journal.
Dresser: Thrift Store- $30
Chair: Garage Sale- $5
Foot Stool: Garage Sale- $1
Fabric & Paint to Redo Chair & Stool: $18
Pot in Window: Garbage Picked- $0
Candle Holder: Mum's Basement- $0
Beaker Vase: Target Clearance- $4
Little Basket: Local Consignment Shop- $1
Wood Bowl: Local Consignment Shop- $1
Diamond Art: Made Myself with stuff I had- $0
When I found the chair and stool at garage sales, they had old ripped vinyl on them. After much reading and videos over at Miss Mustard Seed, I reupholstered them myself! I got the duck cloth and fabric paint from Joann's, and used coupons on everything. I saved money by not doing any piping on it, and I like it that way! To make the flowers, I made freezer paper stencils to slightly resemble Marrimekko Unikko Print. I painted the fabric before upholstering the chair.
P.S. My moccasins are thrifted, my sweater is from Love Culture, and my glasses are from Zenni (for super cheap!!!).
This little baby nook is in the corner of our bedroom.
Crib: Garage Sale- $10
Abacus: Traded at Craft Sale: $0
Blanket: Made with yard of soft fabric and a Sharpie!- $5
Pillows: Made with linen fabric and paint- $4
Mobile: Made with scraps- $0
Rocking chair and crocheted blanket in front: Gifts from friends- $0
This corner is quite handmade! :)
I will share more on how to make that mobile soon!
So my friends... to make my bedroom into a lovely place that I enjoy looking at cost me a grand total of $417.00!!
(This of course doesn't include mattresses, I am assuming you already have those!)
Yep. Don't feel like you can't afford to make your home cute!
These things all slowly accumulated over time.
And I didn't spend money on anything until I found things I loved.
Our bed was on the floor until that bed showed up on Craigslist!
What do you think?
Are you looking forward to more of these budget posts?