Since the purchase of the new sofa, I have been struggling to redecorate the living room. Short on funds, and not as creative as I would like to be, I took to the internet for inspiration. Better Homes and Gardens has been a wealth of knowledge about all things pretty and frugal. I found plans to build a coffee table from pallets (saving good ones at work, plus extra for a couple of additional projects like the vertical garden I saw), no sew pillows, painting suggestions, decorating for almost free, and lots of other great articles. So armed with this knowledge, I set forth into The Land of The Thrift Store. I have done Goodwill for clothes but never really looked for stuff, so these are pretty uncharted waters for me. Found an incredible little shop about 20 minutes from home and began the search. Long story short, I scored eight pillows for an average of 50¢ each, plus the fabric to recover them for the same. All together, about $9 for eight new pillows! Not having a sewing machine, I covered them with a wrap and knot technique, and I think they look fab!
Then it was off to Hobby Lobby. Glass hurricane, $4. Pillar candle, $1. Verdigris pot, $2. Craft paper letters, $2 each. Next stop Home Depot. Spent $6 on plants. Added this all to what I already had, moved some stuff from other rooms, and made some progress.
All this in one day. Boy was The Man surprised!