Alright, we’ve made a few tiny changes around the house the past few weeks and they are making me so happy. If we were in a room right now, you’d see me clapping my hands in glee. I just clapped a little in between typing this just for feeling.
The great part is all of these are thrifty changes.
First, in our foyer, we picked up a key wall ornament at an antique shop in Summerville, SC last weekend (near Charleston). They had it marked for $14 but a part of it was starting to come apart so I got Scott to ask for a better deal and we got it for $12.
We hung it by the front door and while it seems kind of random in the picture, it’s like a hidden little treasure you see right as you walk out the door and it’s fun.
Next, in our guest bathroom, I made two small changes. First, I bought a hanging soap dish at a shop in Summerville. They have the CUTEST little downtown shopping area. I actually don’t think the dispenser is antique, it’s just made to look like it. I don’t care though, it’s the cutest little thing and it makes me happy to see it. However, it’s probably the least thrifty items of the bunch at $10.
Also in there, I bought a shelf for 25 cents at a yard sale. Previously, just the picture was above the toilet. I lowered the picture and added the shelf with some items I had on the bathroom counter and in the living room. Often shelves are hung below a picture but I think it works like this. It’s sort of like crown molding for the picture.
In our bedroom, I added the wall art on the side wall of our fireplace. These pieces were hanging in our living room/kitchen where we tore the wall down and made a bar. The black balances out the darker furniture on the right side of the room and it really gives the room another layer that I love. Still not done in there but I liked this step, especially since it was free!
In the toilet room of our master bathroom, I added this wall art that my friend passed on to me at a yard sale for free. I’ve had them for a year and we just now got around to hanging them.
So, all of those changes for just $22.25! Not bad!
And while we’re at it, we finished the stairs on the treehouse in Lexi’s room. It really finishes it off and we’re loving it!
Challenge: find something in your house you can reuse in another room!