(Closed) Any recommendations for the boy and I? :)

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Try working with stuff you already have and moving it into diff rooms & etc and check out home goods & marshalls always have good clearance stuff!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definately work with what you have and spice it up if you need to.  Have a couple old vases that you no longer love.  Spray paint them to match and group them together with some dried grass or large leaves for a table arrangement.

Shop garage sales & flea markets for a big new mirror.  Spray the frame a bold color & hang it somewhere unique – like in the foyer, or behind the couch, or just in the hallway for fun.

Refinish old furniture for a new look.

Have hardwood floors?  Get a new rug.

Things like new throw pillows, blankets, towels, etc make a big impact w/o needing a lot of cash.

Make artwork.  Get a few mounted canvases from a craft store and paint them all the same color – hang them above your bed or your couch.

Want to spice up an old chair, get a great blanket and “cover” the central portion.  Toss it over the back, tuck it in along the back and on the sides of the cushion.  Totally new look w/o having to get a new chair.  You can also do this with one of the cushions on the couch.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

PAINT! A new color can do a world of difference!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

paint for sure.. and move things around the house. Some people get stuck in the mindset that this belongs in this room b/c I bought it for that room, but really it’s flexibility and little things that keep the house looking fresh. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I definitely agree with paint. Another pretty inexpensive way is with fabric. I got a bunch of cheap curtain sets and a curtain wire from Ikea, mounted the wire at the top of the wall, and hung the curtains. Instant accent wall! I them took a picture (courtesy of the hubby) and mounted it in the center of the wall. The overall effect was pretty amazing, and I think I spent maybe $20-25?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Paint has been mentioned — even changing the color of your trim or choosing one wall in a new color can help. I’ll add window treatments: changing up the shades or curtains completely alters the look of a room. And finally, lighting: try a new shade on an old lamp, a softer or brighter bulb, and moving a floor lamp to a different corner.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Its hard but you should take his ideas into account too when buying stuff. 

I always love adding blankets.  They always make a place feel more homey.

I blew up some pictures I had into 8x10s and then framed 6 of them.  I did the project for about $100 and it gave some great artwork to a big wall. 

What about re-arranging the room? 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was really inspired by the blog Young House Love (http://www.younghouselove.com/ ). This couple completely re-did their whole house on a budget and they tell all the details of cost and where they got things. If you click on the House Tour tab you can see the makeover- they made everything look modern and clean and did most of it themselves.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Oh I wish I did! I had to take it down about a week after we got from our honeymoon in March because of severe water damage in our building and things still aren’t fixed. 🙁 It makes me sad everyday when I look at the bare wall.

I did find this picture online though of someone that did something very similar. Hope this helps inspire you!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

check out apartmenttherapy.com  it has some great, cheap ideas for spicing up any space.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

check out apartmenttherapy.com  it has some great, cheap ideas for spicing up any space.

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