Welcome to our new series, where some of my blogging buddies and I show you how we decorate a new space without spending a dime. We will each choose a space in our homes and show you, over the next three months, three different ways to decorate it using only items that we already own.
As soon as I took my Christmas decor down, my first instinct was to go out and buy some new goodies to decorate with. My hubby and I had made a pact, starting at the first of the year, that we were going to get rid of a bit of credit card debt that we had accumulated ASAP, so now that the debt diet has begun, my little trips to find new goodies have come to a halt.
At first I was frustrated … who wants to live in a house that doesn’t look nice?
So I decided to shop my own home for some new decor.
The space that I chose to decorate was my antique buffet. I put up a valentines day banner that I had bought from Magnolia Polka Dots, along with some pink trees that I found at a yard sale.
The little silhouette came from another yard sale I stumbled upon last summer.
My window above the buffet was my Christmas present from my hubby.
My bust came from the clearance aisle from a craft store last year, and to spruce her up I added a flower behind her ear.
The vintage camera came from an estate sale last year, and I pulled my old corbel out from the basement.
My mercury glass vase came from Michael’s two years ago, and the flowers were from Dollar Tree last year.
I was pretty pleased that I came up with a Valentine’s Day themed buffet without spending a dime!
Be sure to visit these creative bloggers below also participating in the Three Month Challenge!
Are you ready to participate with us? You can!!!
We wanted to give you a chance to share your amazing decorating tips and projects and to ask questions and advice, so we have created a forum specifically to do that on Facebook. Visit the Decorating Enthusiasts page HERE to begin chiming in and sharing what you have done.
This is where you can join the challenge and share your One Space, Three Ways as well! Hope to see you there!
Parties I Link to:
Cedar Hill Ranch – Common Ground – Cupcakes and Crinoline – Debbiedoo’s – Design, Dining + Diapers – DIY by Design – DIY Showoff – Domestically Speaking – Elizabeth & Co. – Fluster Buster –French Country Cottage – Funky Junk Interiors – The Girl Creative: Project Inspire – Home Stories A2Z – Liz Marie Blog – Miss Mustard Seed – My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia – Redoux Interiors – Savvy Southern Style – The Shabby Nest – Smart School House – Tatertots & Jello – Uncommon Designs
laura@top this top that says
what a sweet look for this time of the year. keep shopping the house and your will achieve your other goal!
Thanks Laura! I always like decorating a lot more when there is a holiday theme going on. Have a great weekend!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
I absolutely love this vignette! You are the yard sale queen. You find fabulous things. That window your hubby gave you and that old camera are treasures. Beautifully styled! Thanks so much for joining us! ~Christy
Thank you so much for doing all of the organizing on all of this Christy! I know you have a million things going on and you did a great job!
I’d love to go shopping in your home! Love your style and you can send me that window and corbel when you get tired of them!!
Thanks Debbie! Will do!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
It’s gorgeous, Shanna! Your beautiful buffet is the perfect backdrop for all the pink. I’m like you, my first instinct is always to go buy something to freshen up a tired space, so this will be interesting for me too. 🙂
Thanks my dear! We can lean on each other through this challenge!
heather j says
BEAUTIFUL!! I love this! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Heather! Have a great weekend!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Aw what a sweetly decorated buffet for Valentine’s Day!!! The pink and blue is always a favorite!!! And the old camera….sigh!!!!
Thank you my friend!
We decided to do the same thing…not spend any money outside our budget which has been hard. You did a great job on decorating! Love it!
Thank you my dear! It’s no fun being frugal but we will be happy when that credit card is paid off!
13 Days of Love Celebration says
This is a beautiful way to remain a good steward of things we already possess! I love this idea, and I think you did a wonderful job. Happy Wednesday, Shanna 🙂
What a fun idea and way to be thrifty! I find I often spend when I could use what I’ve already got. I’ll have to think about this. Your post is inspiring.
Thank you so much Amanda! Did you join our FB decorating forum? If not you should so we can all do this together!
Love the colors and textures of your arrangement! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you Brittany!
Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane says
It looks super! Perfectly styled and such fun colors, too.