Three Inexpensive Weekend Home Decorating Projects

Wow. . .I have had a terrific time lately decorating my home. I have been inspired by magazines, other's homes and of course my own creative genius! ;)

For the first project:
My room has an Asian feel and I am in love with fabric (and my husband of course). I saw this in a magazine. One of my favorites is Better Homes and Garden 100 Decorating Ideas under $100. I used fabric from the dollar table at the fabric store as well as a piece of fabric that I already had in my room. My mom actually bought the window pane for me for $15 from my favorite antique store in town, Judith Lee's. Even if you have to buy the pane yourself it is still a very affordable project that transforms a room quickly. I used my fabulous staple gun to secure the fabric to the wood.

The Second Project:
This next project is one that my Gretel requested as we were lying in bed for prayers the other night. She had seen a net canopy at a friend's house that she really liked and my brain went into overdrive on how I could make it inexpensively for her. It did cost me $21, but it gave me great satisfaction in doing it myself which is worth a million bucks.
  • I used a hoop that you would use to hold material steady as you were embroidering something. It was a rather large hoop and was about $6 at the fabric store. I think you could definitely find it cheaper at Hobby Lobby but I live in the middle of nowhere so I had to just suck it up and pay for it.
  • The fabric I got off the dollar table once again (cost $6). In using the hoop I just positioned the material between the two hoops and tightened the bolt to make sure it did not slip. I once again used my very cool staple gun to attach the pink fringe.
  • We already had the light in her room and I used fishing string to hold the hoop to the ceiling.
  • I had ribbon to pull the material up to the sides of the bed for sleeping
Voila. . .she loved it. She had gone away for the weekend with grandmommi and she walked into a clean room with that hanging from the ceiling! Very fun.

Last but not least . .. I saw this idea at a ladies home in Missouri last summer and I was determined to do it this year. I am actually getting ready to change out the flowers in it, but I liked the tulips for a short while. anyway, you get the jist. Happy Decorating!
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Heather said...

Thanks for sharing. I have been wanting to find some great fabric and frame it for a while now, but I've not seen the window idea - great!


CassieMarie said...

I love what you did with the window. I may do that, but I also saw one that was turned into a table and another that was used like yours but had a mirror place behind it and they put knobs on it and a shelf across the top. I will let you know what I do with mine!