Thursday, August 9, 2012

Remodel on a budget

In a recent issue of Country Living,
I came across a newlyweds' remodel that was filled with DIY project after DIY project that I couldn't help but want to re-create in my own (well, future) home.

Highlights of her remodeling tips?

A simple coat of paint
or change in cabinetry and/or hardware can do wonders.

Dog-ear magazine pages and/or Pin design inspiration ideas,
and then think of how you can re-create that look for less!
Enter:  Restoration Hardware-inspired dining table made out of free reclaimed lumber.  $3,000+  vs.  next-to-nothing.
Chair set from a rummage sale and re-painted!

Start/continue a collection, such as blue mason jars.
Clearance/outlet throw pillows from her favorite store - Restoration Hardware.
Gotta shop the sales, peeps. 

Ebay!  Music to my husband's ears.
She found this great, over-sized, pull-down map of Europe - for 30 bucks!
(I am now officially on a hunt for a giant, vintage Ireland geological map.)

Fun crafty projects to really personalize a space.
I LOVE the painted address numbers on the stairs
and that decoupaged lamp with dictionary pages is super fun.

Framing your house's architectural blue prints is also brilliant (and free!) art.

Plywood shelving outfitted with Target baskets!
Clutter be-gone.

You can even D.I.Y. my favorite sliding barn doors!
Only $78 with supplies from Home Depot! Whaaaaaaat.
Tutorial and other great budget / DIY tips at Country Living.

So damn creative and adorable, these two.
And also very lucky to:
1.  Live on a lake.
2.  Have a boat.

Can we trade spaces for a week??
Okay, thanks.

~images via Country Living~

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