So my husband Kenny and I like nice things, however we don’t like spending a lot of money on things so we have been getting into DIY projects. Well we have been into them for a while but lost some time in doing the fixing up do to life and our daughter happening. We have found some inspiration again and started back into the projects.
The first project was an old, wood kitchen stove from a play set. I found it at Goodwill for less than $10 and instantly thought it would make a great activity table with the shelves underneat to store all Bree’s coloring and puzzles and envisioned the top with a chalkboard so Bree can color with chalk, easy to clean and if she writes on it with crayon so be it. Better that than my own furniture. I am so happy with the end result! I think it is better and more unique than anything I would find in the store and so much cheaper! Win win win!
The next project was an end table. We used to have a nice upholstered chair in the corner of our living room but our cats decided to use it as a scratching post and it just became so tore up. Since we got rid of it we had this bare space in our living room that we needed filled and so we were on the hunt for an end table. My coffee table is a round glass top with a metal base that was given to us for free. I spray painted it silver and it has been the perfect piece. We wanted something to match it so my husband was in the hunt. Lately my husband has developed a bit of an addiction to the Facebook marketplace. He found a used, round glass end table for about $10, spray painted the same silver as our other table and we decorated with some of our decor we already had around, and voila! A beautiful table, less open space yet the space feels less cluttered with things moved around. We are so happy with the results.
The moral of the story is that decor doesn’t have to be super expensive to be beautiful. I apply this same concept to fashion as well. You don’t need to purchase the most expensive items to look beautiful. It’s about confidence and how you wear the clothes. Wear the clothes, don’t let them wear you.