My Home; 6 cheap chic secrets...SHHHHHH!

March 07, 2010

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Welcome to our home!

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Soooooo grateful to Wendy of Shabby Nest
for featuring one of my guest rooms
on her beautiful blog and
makin' me feel so FANCY--
ooh la la, today I'm SHARING SECRETS
for how I managed to save a bundle on decor...

$$$$hhhhhh. It'll be our little secret.


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all images mine

1.
Dollar-wise Dining.

Hallway table (48"): $69 and ugly until I painted it Benjamin Moore White Dove
Sisal rug: $20 at Target on sale, and I painted the formerly green border white.
Parsons chairs: $8 each at a tag sale.
Art: FREE. I create these panels and sell them.


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2.
Cost-less Kitchen.

Bar stools: $14 Pottery Barn knock-offs from Shopko.
Chandelier: $10. Yes! Ten bucks at Lowe's.


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Vintage table on casters: rescued from trash, $25 for wheels eBay.
Breakfast table: $99 new and u.g.l.y. in cherry wood before I painted it.


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3.
Let There Be Light-Spending.

Chandelier: $400 via eBay. It's HUGE and dripping with femininity.
(ugh. some bulbs to change.)


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4.
Boudoir Bargaintastic.

Chaise: $200
Lamps: $30 a pop
Bench: $99


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Farmhouse chair: $3 at tag sale, covered in $5 of Dupioni silk

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vintage hamper: FREE for helping a friend with gardening/garage clean up.


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5.
Beer Budget Bath.

all plumbing fixtures: under $50 each via eBay.
Jacuzzi Soaking tub: $500 via eBay.
vintage Dutch cafe chair: $11 on sale at flea market.


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6.
Laundry Room of the Loot-Left-Over.

Resin shelf with dentil moulding: $5 display at Menard's.


Thanks for joining me and celebrating my frugal finds.

Peace to you right where you are.

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63 comments

  1. Wonderful photos! I love seeing quirky and beautiful images like these. Am going to follow your blog so i can enjoy more of them.

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  2. Just found your blog via Shabby Nest. How could I have missed it in the past? It's gorgeous as is your home! Definitely worth aspiring to. Now newest follower and subscriber.

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  3. Beautiful rooms! You've done a great job with all those furniture re-do's & lighting choices!

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  4. Beautiful rooms! Thanks for sharing your secrets!

    ~Melissa

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  5. fantastic...you have a truly lovely home and a real gift for spotting treasure with which to decorate it...and all my plumbing fixtures come from ebay...there is no better source...thanks so much for sharing at fridays unfolded.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  6. Great job on a great budget!! Love those chandys!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love your whiteness/brightness look.

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  8. Quite lovely. Thank you for sharing all of these great ideas. You are very creative. (-:

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  9. Oh how beatuiful. You have done an amazing job decorating. Love it all. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  10. Your home is so pretty and fresh looking. Love your chandys.

    Danielle

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  11. You are thrifty and your home is stunning in it's white simplicity.

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  12. Your home is gorgeous, I love your kitchen! Popping in from White Wednesday and am now following you:)

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  13. Can't believe that you decorated on a bargain! Love everything, Thanks for sharing....
    Cheryl

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  14. found you by way of faded charms' WW! OMG! am i ever glad i did! your home is simply amaaazing! j'adore your frugal chic decor! sigh....

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  15. Wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous home!!! Love all the white! The bed is so pretty and that huge chandelier is amazing!!!
    Michelle

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  16. My goodness, your house is beautiful, you've done some amazing transformations!

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  17. Oh wow...I love your home! You are a clever lady with your great deals and beautiful decor. Adore all the white. Diane

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  18. I love.love.love. your home....some great bargains too!!!

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  19. oh, its all sooooo beautiful!!! great job!

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  20. Thanks for the tour. I love the kitchen and the chandy for 10 looks super. Another favorite is that hall table and sisal rug.

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  21. What a beautiful home! I love the entry table. And your bedroom furniture set is pretty. Is that white or off white? We're thinking of changing our bedroom furniture and I like your look.
    So many lovely photos. Thanks for sharing, glad I found you.

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  22. awesome job! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that shops at eBay for all her plumbing and most of our light fixtures. Have a great weekend and happy Show 'n Tell Friday.

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  23. You are frugal queen of beauty! Love your style!

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  24. I love your house and your thrift! Pretty doesn't have to be expensive!!

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  25. I absolutely adore your home- it is just gorgeous! Love so many things about it ~ and your frugalistic style is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  26. These photo's are beautiful I am blown away by the ten dollar chandelier at lowes!
    Sherry

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  27. Michele, I love your blog! I'm going to be your newest follower. Your kitchen and chandelier (really only $10 at Lowes?) and the dining room - oh my word - just gorgeous! Stop by and visit my blog anytime!

    Michelle
    www.newengland-style.com

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  28. You have a beautiful and inspiring home. Just goes to show that there are great deals to be had. I am your newest follower and I am off to see more of your blog.

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  29. Beautiful home! I absolutely LOVE the chandeliers!

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  30. Oh wow... I think we are going to be fast friends! LOVE your home and that everything was found for a bargain, you're my kinda girl! :)

    I'm featuring this post on my Flaunt it Friday features, please stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. Thanks for linking up!

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  31. LOVE your home!! Absolutely stunning! Just became your newest follower would love it if you followed back! Martina

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  32. GORGEOUS!!!! I have always dreamed of owning a home with a staircase that comes into the kitchen!♥ Love all the white- I am dying to paint my kitchen! thanks so much for sharing this and your other fab projects at Transformations and Treasures!

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  33. YOU ARE AMAZING! Congrats on your unbelievable saving skills and a truly beautiful home :o)

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  34. Want to trade houses? LOL You have done a beautiful job with your home. I like how you've found treasures that are affordable. It's very inspiring to see what you can do on a budget. Love the mirror and hydrangeas in the Loo!

    Have a great day!
    ~Michelle

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  35. Your home is gorgeous! Thanks for the tour! Wowsa!

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  36. Such a beautiful home you have. I just love all of the white. And you of those great bargains, I just love those chandeliers.
    Marianne :)

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  37. Such a gorgeous home! Wonderful finds...so jealous! :) In a good way...!

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  38. Your home is beautiful!!! But, with 13 grandchildren, this mawmaw is terified of white! lol

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  39. Holy Moly girl!! I'm in LOVE and amazed and all that good stuff. Wish I could feature you again this week...my own rule that I can't feature the same blog more than once every couple of months. Spread the love, you know?

    But your home is stunning and I'm soooo impressed by your frugal decorating. That's what it's all about, my friend.

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  40. no need to be terrified of white, mawmaw. i grew up with white and have two active sons. if it gets dirty, you notice so you clean it right up as opposed to nasty stains hiding in prints and darker colors for YEARS.

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  41. Oh, I love this! So fresh and clean feeling! You've found great finds!
    Sharlotte

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  42. Gorgeous home !! Found you through My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Your chandeliers are amazing ... love your home. I'm also a big fan of BM White Dove !! *Becca* (a new follower)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  43. Your house is so beautiful! Love everything you've done! I'm following you from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

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  44. OK.. You Rock.. love the way everything turned out don't you just love when you find things cheap or free... your blog is lovely can't wait to see more.Your newest follower.

    Pattie
    The Shabby Chick

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  45. Hi Michele! How did I ever miss your beautiful blog and your totally amazing home??? I just found you through Kristin at Uncommon Slice of Suburbia --- and I'm so glad I did! :) Your home leaves me speechless, and I love your thrifty decor ideas! I'm now your newest follower! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  46. how did i miss this?! your home is crazy beautiful!
    how did the tub get delivered from ebay?
    $10 chandelier...what?! BEST. BARGAIN. EVER.

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  47. Great finds and thanks for sharing your resources!
    I think I need to find a JCP outlet here soon!!!
    Love your barstools and the white chaise and scroll-y lamp... so pretty!
    Your chandelier is gorgeous!!!
    Love the whites...could so live in your house. Just need to subtract my muddy dogs, and kids and probably my messy hubby! LOL
    xx
    Alison

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  48. BEAUTIFUL, beautiful home!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe some of your bARGAINS!!! That $10.00 chandy is awesome!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing all this! XO, Pinky Would love for you to stop by my blog sometime:)

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  49. Oh my what a gorgeous house you have! You have definately given me some inspiration for my home!

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  50. Your home is absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job decorating. Thanks for sharing your secrets!

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  51. Where did you get the mirror Above the bathtub and entry way?

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  52. What a beautiful home you have! Your kitchen is 2die4!! take care, Maryann

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  53. Thanks for following me! I like how you were able to save money decorating and still have the look you were going for.

    I love your chandeliers and your light and bright beautiful home. I would also love to know where your found the mirrors in the entry hall and the bath. Thanks!

    Dee
    Your new follower

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  54. I LOVE your home, so pretty and bright,
    that kitchen is stunning!
    This great chandelier;)
    I am really in love;)

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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  55. So pretty....soft and romantic. I am such a white person also...every room in my house is painted BM white dove! AND...my floors also. I love how you repurposed, but spent where it counts...the chandelier in the DR! Great job.

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  56. Holy crap, i never saw this part of your blog... this is amazing, wonderful, awesome, gorgeous... and i LOVE the prices and the titles!

    Cindy

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  57. Michelle, your home is lovely and what bargains!!

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  58. It such a wonderful photos. I was really amazed with entire area specially the chandelier and the bedroom. White color was really stunning. You did a great job. Big thanks and keep posting.

    Charles A

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  59. You have done an AMAZING job! Certainly looks like you spent alot more than you did. Where did you find your bed? I'm looking for something similar. Thanks, Maureen mb99999@yahoo.com

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  60. Beautiful! And your photos are amazing!

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  61. Gorgeous rooms! Light, fresh, clean - it's all beautiful. Delighted to have found your lovely blog! Cindy

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  62. Gorgeous~ loving your rooms on budgets!! Everything is so beautiful~ love your style!Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  63. I love all the white!! And your thrifty finds are amazing~job well done!

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