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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Decorating on a budget!!

So, how do you redecorate a home on a really small budget?? Well, that is the question that I am currently seeking the answer to. I am looking at the experience as my "great big" DIY project. If I can pull this off, then I really am good at being frugal.

The first problem, ugly wall paper and nasty paint. What do you do to fix it, repaint it. I have found that a simple coat of paint can completely change the look of a room, and even the entire house.

When you are choosing your paint, don't be afraid to go for it. Many times we like a color but think it is too bold. I say, just go for it. I did, in my kitchen. I was a little scared at first, but I LOVE the way my "Green" kitchen turned out.

If you do decide to paint, make sure you do it properly. In other words, if you are painting over wall paper use primer.

Pay attention to the details. Just by changing the knobs on your kitchen cabinets you can make a huge difference in the appearance of your room.

Take a look at your flooring as well. If you have carpet down now, but have hardwood floors underneath the carpet. You may want to consider pulling up the carpet and going with the hardwood floors.

Those are my tips for today, but stay tuned. As I mentioned earlier, this is a large project for me and I will be sharing all of my discoveries with you as I go along.

Do you have any tips for decorating on a SMALL budget? If you do, share them please!! I would love to hear them.

photo source: chris campbell

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The way we decorate on a small budget is to do the work ourselves. There is very little that takes place here that we don't do ourselves. Paint is a very inexpensive way to make a big change.
glmixon at msn.com