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I’m a diy, penny pinchin’, first time home owner, wife to my amazing helper of a husband, one sweet little type 1 diabetic daughter and one smart creative little boy(or should I say young man!). There isn’t a thing I won’t buy if I think I can make it myself. So I hope you enjoy my attempt to save a little money and share my attempts to make our house a home.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Three Dollar paint!

So I shop at Walmart....A lot! I have done everything in my power to shop there less. Not for any other reason then my safety! Our Walmart is a scary place. I went to exchange a lamp(which took way too long) and the police showed up and set up camp for the day to watch surveillance.So I am finally trying to sever the ties with Walmart when possible. With that said....I got a quart of paint there on clearance for THREE DOLLARS! Which was plenty to do my dining room wall. I picked a random not white but not cream color just so I didn't have to go back, we already had lot's of painting supplies from the kid's rooms(to be blogged soon) and my math genius husband taped off the wall and wa-la, a whole awesome statement wall for 3 dollar's. They still have paint on clearance. I might be going back soon!

The stripes are one foot wide. Tape with a level ALWAYS and press tape down firmly before painting, let paint dry before removing tape.

The light fixture WAS nickel the hubby spray painted with rubbed oil bronze spray paint and replaced the frosty white glass. Highly Recommended!

Furniture and Accessories list:
Table: LL Bean Farm house - Free (hubby used to work at an outlet it was damaged)
Chairs: Bi-mart on clearance 80 bucks or so for the set
Curtains: Lenda ikea 14.99 pair
Curtain Rod: Ikea 9.99
Decorative wood box: 3$ Yard sale(was red, I hate red!)
Clear Plastic floor protector: Free(but a life saver under the kid's side of the table)
Mason Jar: Free (mom in law) Mason jars=love for me ;)

I still need to finish the other curtains and a few decorative items. Not bad considering my little girl with the flu on my hands too ;)

Yick...I did attempt a yellow accent wall month's ago....This was a do over. I had to paint it back to the original interior color before doing the stripes. Well worth the extra work.


My goal THIS year has been to finally get our home in order and somewhat decorated to fit our style(still not sure what that is).
We bought our first home in August of 2009 and it's a Very Fine House for a cookie cutter subdivision. I would have loved to have something with character but we didn't have the time or money for "character" so we settled for a newer home with a great lay out and a good sized lot for the money$$.

Since we are now house poor(which is a good thing) I have been challenged to decorate/redecorate on a tight budget. I am learning a lot about resources, craftiness and DIY and I hope to be able to share those wisdom's with you. Or at least inspire some creativity and save you a few dollars along the way.


Our First Home

I'll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase
That you bought today

Staring at the fire
For hours and hours
While I listen to you
Play your love songs
All night long for me
Only for me

Come to me now
And rest your head for just five minutes
Everything is good
Such a cozy room
The windows are illuminated
By the sunshine through them
Fiery gems for you
Only for you

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And our la,la,la, la,la, la, la, la, la, la, la.....

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And Our

I'll light the fire
And you place the flowers in the jar
That you bought today

Pay it Forward

LBG studio

Came across this today. Ava has been a lucky girl thus far(no major diabetic emergencies or hospitalization since diagnoses!) and I think it is time we make another little girl feel special some where around the world. I will be making and donating a dress Asap! I hope you can do the same :D Happy Sewing!