Style on the Cheap!

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posted on October 21, 2010 by  |  posted under Decorating

Style on the Cheap

Style on the Cheap!

Style on the Cheap

Times may be tough and some of us may be having to do some scrimpin’ and some savin’.  However, lest you feel down, we are here to show you that you don’t have to scrimp on style no matter how unpadded your wallet is feeling.  We wanted to show how good bargains and good style can go together and go together well.

Style on the Cheap

Here were the rules:

1. Absolutely NOTHING could be purchased from a “regular” store (no Pottery Barn orders happening here).

2. It had to be from a 2nd hand store, yard sale, homemade or your own back yard (or nice neighbor’s backyard).
In fact all of our paint comes from a second hand store (no foolin’!)  And the best part….the house these pictures were taken in was FREE!  Forty years ago they were gonna bulldoze her down and my dad went and moved her to her new home and went on to raise 9 kids in her.  It’s true.  Now that’s what I call a good “curbside find”.  Ok, back to the rules.

3.  NO exceptions!  We were tempted to cheat just a tad a few times, but we kept each other strong.  So, if it’s in the picture,  it fits within the rules.  100%  furniture, bedding, accessories, lighting, all of it! (have we been clear enough on this point!) =)

So, without further ado, we present to you, Style On The Cheap.

First up, our Fall Display:

Style on the Cheap

Style on the Cheap

Style on the Cheap

Style on the Cheap

Style on the Cheap

Next, red white and blue:

Style on the Cheap

And last the best of all the game, (according to Missy) our little girl’s room:

Style on the Cheap

Style on the Cheap

Style on the Cheap

o.k. the cute little blondie was obviously an exception to the rules

Style on the Cheap

Style on the Cheap

  Style on the Cheap

So, did all our “treasures” come like this?  No.  Most of it required some “diamond in the rough vision” and a whole lot of paintin’ and sandin’.

Did we walk into a thrift store and find it all in one day?  No, but hey that’s half the fun!  It’s the thrill of the hunt as they say.

Does it give us more satisfaction knowing we did it and how much we saved?  Yesss! (Dave Ramsey would be so proud).

So,  get saving and get decorating!  Who knew you could do both?

Like what you see?  Well you’re in luck.

We’re having a sale! 

Come visit the Fancy Farmgirls Sale  and see first hand how a whole lot of painting and sanding can turn the drab into oh  so fab!

We’ve got a barn filled to the rafters!

Furniture, accessories, linens, holiday décor and more!  Something for everyone.

Nov. 5th and 6th

Come shop. Come browse. Come be inspired.

fancy farm chics

 Margaret, Jennifer and Liz (the fancy farmgirls)

Do you want to know some GREAT tips on how to get this look?  The fancy farmgirls taught us how, here.  Their daughters also had a genius idea, here.  Hop on over to their site for all the details about the sale and then come join them, I will try to leave something for you:)

Style on the Cheap

We are linking up to these parties…thanks ladies

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COMMENTS
  1. October 21st, 2010 at 12:38 am
    Staci Starnes says:
    So fun to see some familiar faces that I LOVE! You girls are so talented! I absolutely adore EVERYTHING! You inspire me! Miss you lots!
  2. October 21st, 2010 at 6:16 am
    Alison says:
    I love it all! Very inspirational! Makes me wanna go out and find some bargains.
  3. October 21st, 2010 at 9:19 am
    Kate says:
    I'll be there!
  4. October 21st, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Monica says:
    Love it!
    .-= Monica´s last blog ..Haunted Playhouse! =-.
  5. October 21st, 2010 at 11:50 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    Such GREAT ideas! For so many reasons, this is the most fun, thriftiest, most fulfilling way to decorate your home!
  6. October 21st, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    stacy says:
    I love all of the creative displays! Those three ladies are very talented and the little girls bedroom is so happy and cheerful. I wish I lived in Boise...I wouldn't miss the sale. Maybe I'll have to book a flight :)!
  7. October 21st, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    Mindy says:
    Oh I wish I were still in Boise. That blue rocker is AMAZING! Such cute stuff. The girls room is crazy cute. I can't believe it's all second hand. Way to Reduce, reuse, recycle ladies!! :)
  8. October 21st, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Alison says:
    Oh I miss you guys. I love that you sold out last time! You have amazing things so I can see why. I think I may have to plan a road trip.
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Style on the Cheap! =-.
  9. October 21st, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    Brenda Weaver says:
    This is awesome!!! I love to decortate with thrift store and flea market finds, so this post is definitely right up my alley! I'm so impressed that you found all that at thrift shops. Great job!
  10. October 22nd, 2010 at 7:12 am
    Michelle says:
    Great ideas! I love the idea of the old door behind the dresser in the pink room...that is right up my daughter's alley. I also love the little table with the different colored chairs. Thanks!!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..He did it!! =-.
  11. October 22nd, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    What is so cool about your blog is, even though lots of us readers don't live in the Boise area, so many amazing and wonderful ideas can be gleaned just by reading all of your posts. I love the ideas I got from this one.
  12. October 26th, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Carissa says:
    Love this! Now if only I had the time (and patience) to bargain hunt today. Great finds and inspiration! Thanks!
  13. October 26th, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Leslie Pressey says:
    My jaw is still on the floor..........OMG!!!LOVE it ALL!!!!
  14. October 26th, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Tina says:
    Love the little girl's room! Any chance you know what color pink her walls are done in? Thanks!
  15. October 26th, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    kelly munns says:
    i'm pretty sure the cute little blonde was homemade...am i right?
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