Monday, April 29, 2013

Entry Update

We have been in our house for almost 6 years.
When we moved in we tried to match the style of the model home 
we fell in love with that fateful afternoon so long ago.
The problem was it was a bit dark for me.
Don't get me wrong it was beautiful,
but it never felt like it was my style.

Now after all this time I am finally shifting back to a style that makes
my heart happy with it's pops of color and displays of things that make me smile!

Since our budget is super, super tight
all redecorating has to be done on the cheap.
 Thrift stores that have 50% off sales, coupons, and spray paint are my best friends!

I was able to get the five frames for $5.20
the spray paint for $3.87 
(Rust-Oleum~Gloss Seaside and Flat White-already had)
the mini clothes pins for $1.97 (Hobby Lobby coupons for the win)
the plant for $3.48 (Walmart)
the flower pot and coaster for $2.17 (99 Cent Store)
Photo prints $1.69 (Costco 5x7s for $0.39 each!!)

We had the clock, the candle holder, plate for Kenny's change and keys, 
and the beautiful fire engine already 
(From my beloved Mam.  She was adamant we take it home 
with us on one of our visits before she passed away).

So for less than $19
I was able to update our entry and give it some personality!

Totally worth spending a little of my "egg money"
to bring some personality to our entry!

Hopefully this summer we will be able to repaint the interior to a much lighter shade,
but that is a big project and big expense 
so we will have to see.
Fingers crossed we can make it happen!!

What do you think?
What is your favorite way to update a space?

Until next time,


  1. Thrifty make-overs are my favorite, Amy!
    And that chest will be fun one, too.
    Thanks so much for linking up with us!!

  2. I am with you! And I love you Star Wars pic of your boys :o) We have those too!

  3. I love your framing idea (and turquoise, of course!)

  4. You did such a lovely job making your entry more welcoming! Love those turquoise frames and that little truck is too cute.

    I'm sharing my kitchen makeover with the link up, too. If you'd like to check it out, you can find it here:

  5. Looks great! And I love the fire engine - so sweet :) (Here from Life in Grace link-up)

  6. Love your frames and the 2+3 card! Cute idea. Visiting from Life In Grace.

  7. Stopping by from Life in Grace- great job updating your space and making it more "you!" 50% of sales at thrift stores are the best, aren't they?!


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