Friday, April 17, 2015

Umbrella Door Wreath

New Umbrella Wreath
on a frugalicious budget.

I saw an umbrella wreath on Pintrest and I fell in love with it.... Ever since I saw it I was eager to make one for my front door. I bought an inexpensive purple umbrella without the curved handle at our local discount store called Marc's for $1.99. Then I found the yellow roses and pink flowers at Goodwill for $2.50 for all of them. I had the ribbons and I got to work right away. It took me only 20 minutes to put it all together and for the total price of $4.49 my Spring umbrella wreath came to life. It is lovely.




Now that's a frugalicious work of art.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Thrift Store-Mini Makeover

Hi Everyone... 
I sure hope your Easter was as fulfilling as ours. After feasting with my family I sure needed to return to my veggies and protein shakes. 

Today, I have a cheapo and cute redo I found at a thrift store for .50 cents. Yep you heard it right .50 cents. 

I needed to find a way to hang my hand towel and since I am so super frugal spending a fortune on a small towel hanger or towel bar was not in my nature; so I searched for about 6 months until I found this small towel bar at a thrift store. It was just the right size for the wall I needed it for, but it was spray painted in gold and I needed it in silver....no problem for me. I spray painted it silver and here is the results....it came out lovely..

Before...gold in color



After...nice in silver...
and I put a small black wooden square piece to hold another towel on top.






Another frugalicious design for only .50 cents...spray paint was left over from a previous makeover-so there was no extra cost for spray paint.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Little Country Kitchen Mini Makeover

Good day everyone,

As the Spring weather tries to slowly enter the Eastern Hemisphere, all we can do is enjoy the cool breeze and watch the flowers peek out of the ground. 

Last month I spent a few weeks at my son's home and their kitchen just needed a little country makeover. They have a very nice farmhouse which inspires his wife to decorate it into a country style. After getting their approval I began to clean and redecorate the kitchen with what they had throughout the house I began my mini makeover. 

Here is this kitchen before...


After washing all the woodwork and walls down and decorating the room... here is the kitchen after the mini makeover..I rearranged the top shelves with plates and her tea cup and birdhouse collection, I added some wall frames to give the kitchen a more country look accented with a small table and a  bowl of apples.


Major difference right...now the kitchen has a country style and everything is at her fingertips to cook.

I purchased these lovely small jars and I used some of her mason jars to display an assortment of beans. I took many pictures that were hanging throughout the house to bring the blue and cream colors into the kitchen.


Every country kitchen has their cooking spoons on display in large crocks along with small appliances on their counters. I added a small lamp I had at home that was not being used and I placed it on top of a candle pedestal, I also placed some plants she had to complete the shelf.


I purchased these lovely large jars to house the brown & white rice and the sugar.


I scalloped these $2 thrift store cream curtain panels with some cream colored ribbons to lift them up and give them a a little French country touch which is where her style is headed this year. 



She was delighted with the makeover.

Total makeover expenses was $14 dollars. Now that's a frugalicious chic makeover.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cheap Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

Hi everyone...

I am so happy to be back home after 3 weeks. 
I was not suppose to return home until after Easter, but I did what I needed to do at my son's house and got to go home early. 

I wanted to share with you a great cheap way to clean your stainless steel appliances. My son ran out of his stainless steel cleaner so I mixed up some apple cider vinegar and water to clean his appliances. You just need a spray bottle, 2 dry clothes and Old English Furniture Polish. First mix 1/2 of water and 1/2 of apple cider vinegar (equal parts) in the spray bottle. Shake well then spray the appliance down with the mixture, wipe well the appliances with a clean dry cloth and make sure the appliance is completely dry, then wipe down the appliance with the other clean dry cloth with Old English furniture polish. Check out photo 1 & 2 before cleaning, 3 after the vinegar cleaning & 4 after the polishing. This cleaning method will keep your appliances looking great for over a week. The results are terrific.


 Before photos...1 


Before photo...2


Photo after vinegar cleaning


After polish the fridge


I wish I would of taken a photo of the fridge completely before cleaning, it was really dirty.

Have a great day.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Little In Home Peek...

Hi Everyone,

Just a little note to let you know that I will be away from blogging for one month. I will be back the week after Easter, so until then I leave you with some small corners of my home decor.