Happy Friday! Are you ready for the long weekend? I know I am – so many projects to do!
I thought I’d wrap up this week by highlighting a few thrifty and clever reader projects that were submitted to me. I’d like to do this every month, so please feel free to brag about your own accomplishments!
1. Lauren’s wedding-to-home decor:
Lauren at Our Big Fat Farm Wedding is one smart cookie. Not only did she have a gorgeous farmhouse wedding – she saved a whole mess of decor from that wedding to re-purpose as art in her home. Check out her coffee station at the wedding:
Is that not the sweetest little coffee station you ever did see? Well, that beautiful mirrored window made it home with Lauren.
So did this lovely picture window (love the fedora – nice touch!):
2. Sarah’s side table makeover:
Renters, especially those of us on a budget, know what it’s like to use unique items in lieu of a dining room or end table. Coffee table as stand in? Sure. How about an ironing board? Hey, it happens . . .
Well, Sarah at Renewed upon a Dream decided to forego ironing boards and coffee tables for the classic (and compact) TV tray. She sailed from drab to fab by covering her orangey wood TV Trays with modern nautical stripes. Great job, Sarah!
Nothing looks quite as fancy as a clean and crisp stripe. Check out the full details of this project at Renewed Upon a Dream.
3. Shannon’s budget-friendly mail center:
Finally, I have just go to give Shannon at The Distracted Blogger props for the mail station she conjured up without succumbing to the DIY perfectionist paralysis that plagues many a DIY-er and blogger.
First, let me show you her inspiration image:
Beautiful, but a wee bit complicated if you don’t feel like getting all matchy and, you know, spending money.
So Shannon got crafty and used what she had which is totally our kind of thing here at the Borrowed Abode. (There’s nothing like staying organized by having everything labeled and ready to go!)
Do you have a project that you’d like me to feature? Don’t be shy! Organizing, rental decorating, crafty projects – they’re all encouraged and welcomed.