Almost everything in my home is found, thrift, or family hand me downs. You can decorate on a budget. Just think outside of the box, or outside of the "big box". Although I look forward to the day when I have a space big enough for a comfy extra large L shaped couch...I prefer to have things with memories in my home, things that are one of a kind. Here is snap shot into just a couple of my favorite spaces in my home.
The needlepoints are my Grandma's. I have almost every single needle point she had in her little house and they make me smile every day. The cart is handmade by my fabulous non-biological dad. I seriously am blessed in the step-dad department. Along with being an awesome Grandpa to my kids he happens to be a killer wood worker. I bought the red hutch at an antique market years ago and it's never left my kitchen. Almost everything on it is thrifted.
The kitchen table was my husbands Aunt Irene's. It has two leafs I can't wait to put in and keep in when we have a bigger kitchen. The yellow dresser in the back was mine when I was a little girl. I am so glad I never repainted or got rid of it. Think outside of the box. You don't always have to use furniture intended for one room or another in that particular room.
This cabinet was found on the curb. It needs redone badly but is a solid piece of furniture.
The little teacups and saucers were my Grandma's and everything else is vintage from thrift stores and estate sales.
Just a few of my thrifted cookbooks mixed in with some new, next to my beloved deer vase (also my Grandma's). Old books are cheap and easy to acquire at garage sales and thrift stores.
Part of my vintage thermos collection (all thrifted).
Thrifted glasses and Hamm's drink tray. The bottles on the left are Polly's soda pop. They were my buddy Steve's (the same one that left us his record collection).
Lesson: think unconvetionally, there is no risk when it's inexpensive. Look at the bones of furniture. Can it painted? Does it serve a purpose?
Thanks for taking a peek into my home. Do you prefer decorating with new, old, or a mix? I would love to see your fab deco on the cheap. If you'd like to share leave a link in the comment section!