Friday, July 1, 2011

Free Makeovers

 Here is day three of how curtains and accessories can change the look of a room. You may remember this look from winter. It's not that I had to have this color.....I found a killer deal on these curtains and loved them!!! I think they were $3.99 per pair!!! That's $8.00 to cover the entire window!!! They are really pretty although they didn't really fit my "white" theme. Just a few adjustments and ........

                                                 I used darker pictures, and candle sconces.

                                                                Darker accessories.

                                                         And a few antique pieces to finish the look.

Next are a set of curtains I adore. I bought this fabric and made the curtains to imitate curtains I found in a book. It was a huge sewing project (and my room looks NOTHING like the inspiration)!

                                            The brighter curtains needed brighter accessories.

I mixed the brighter shades with gold.

Now for the present look. I wanted a touch of elegance and thought "wow, with ALL of this junk stuff surely I have enough to achieve a look I'll love".
Sheer curtain panels all purchased from thrift store bag sales or yard sales.

                                        Have I found it? Candelabras...are always a favorite.
(this candelabra was $.25 at a yard sale recently, the mirror free from friend, the small candle lamp free, it belonged to my grandmother)

                                                  Sparkles and glass....yes, I'm liking that.
(Ice bucket $5.00, glass bottle $2.00, frames clearance from Dollar General complete with mats from Dollar Tree and prints from The Graphics Fairy).

                                           A different arrangement on the wall.

                                                             I may like this too!!!!
I wanted different....and it's different!!!! I used a shelf I recently purchased for $.50. Curtains panels were free from a friend. The shadow boxes were clearance finds at Family Dollar for $1.00. I painted them and changed the contents of the boxes. I also painted the frames. The tray was really inexpensive too.

I guess sometimes hoarding is not a bad thing. I've created looks for three days now for no money!!! That's right $0. You'll notice very few picutures of the floor (and none of the couch) wouldn't believe the mess I had!!!  It's nice to change things up....monthly, weekly, daily, or (as in my case) hourly if you want to!!!!
                                              Hope you are achieving great looks for less!!!!
                                                              Have a great weekend!!!!
Linking up with Cindy @ My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!!!!!


  1. Oh your changes look so great!! It looks so cheery and bright now!! Pretty way to do the curtains too!

    bee blessed

  2. I am following back. Love the crystal on the mirror. Thanks for following!!