Style on the Cheap!
October 21, 2010 by Missy
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.
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:
Next, red white and blue:
And last the best of all the game, (according to Missy) our little girl’s room:
o.k. the cute little blondie was obviously an exception to the rules
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.
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
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:)
We are linking up to these parties…thanks ladies