Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Cav's Championship Celebration

Over 1.3 million people united together in Cleveland to celebrate the Cav's victory championship.

 I know its a big deal for everyone here in our city of Cleveland, but the last thing I would not want to do is engage myself in a crowd of over 1.3 million people all in one area. The thought alone of getting out of the kayos of all those people and the crazy traffic to come home is just mind boggling to me. I stayed  home watching it all on my television, relaxing on my recliner in my jammie's and I was so happy I did not go there. Congratulations to our Cleveland Caviler's, we are all so proud of you and we hope you may all be able to do it again soon.  

Monday, June 20, 2016

Old Rocker...Got A New Look

My balcony had lots of old decor. Last month I began to paint and redecorating some pieces in the balcony after I gave that space a good cleaning out first. And since my blog is all about decorating for very little money, I gave this room a new look for a meager $2.00. I used the colors that are inside my apartment since I did not want the outside to look odd from the inside concerning color wise. I kept the darker colors in the balcony since I do not like bright or pastel colors. I have always been a fan of darker muted tones...especially the muddy colors,

Here is the before and after photos of the rocker that was left inside one of my Dad's rental apartment. I took this rocker home about 6 years ago and I had never done anything to it. One of the bottom legs was cracked, but this Spring I began to work on it as well as my balcony.

Here is the rocker before painting and the cushions before being covered with new fabric.    

The rocker was scratched really bad.

After repairing the leg and sanding the entire rocker down real good, I primed it and then I painted it a mustard yellow with cranberry legs and arms.



The rocker looks great.

I had used some wood glue into the crack and I tied the legs well for the entire Winter. Then in the Spring I removed the wires and tightened the legs with new wires before priming and painting them. 

After painting the legs I tied them with hot glue and a heavy duty twine to secure them in place and they won't break again.

The plants are growing and it sure give this space a better look. And the newly covered cushions makes this space more vibrant.

I painted some of the pots red and some in soft muted yellow to pop the room with color.

Herbs, cactus, gladiolas, irises and lilies are growing.

Soon my zinnas and my sunflowers will bring much sunshine to this space.

My herbs are growing.

And that's all folks, see you all in a few days.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Finished Some of my Kitchen Decor

 Hi there,

Its so nice to see you back or for our new lookers, thank you for stopping by. 
I finally finished decorating the large shelf in my new kitchen. I love the deep cranberry shelf with the black & white accessories. I had the Basket sign for a couple of years now, I found it at a thrift store and I re-painted and stained it...for $1 dollar I couldn't let it go by. I found the green grapes plate at a flea market for $1 dollar too and I had all the other items on the shelf, overall it looks very nice.
Take a peek at the rest of the photos.

the sink area looks great with the new kitchen light and curtain.

Above the stove a nice collection of vintage items I inherited from my family.
I always feel that the area above the stove should be decorated like the rest of the room. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New-Used Lace Curtains

Hello peeps.

Its so nice for you all to stop by. I want to share with you this great buy. I was going home one day from Walmart and I came across a Rummage sale. In there I found these light cream lace curtains. The lace curtains had a ticket price of $2 dollars for both panels. They are in mint condition so I bought them. I washed and pressed them and I put them in the bathroom to match my bathroom  cream and black decor. I already had the cream panels & the valances. After I put them up they looked so fabulous that I was totally in love with them and for $2 dollars that is surely a frugalicious find.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cheap Frugalicious Pillow Covers

Hi Everyone,

It sure was a very busy week last week. To many projects were completed and many things in between that took much of my time. I had a funeral this week and church activities and lesson s kept me very busy, but they were done and now I'm back doing what I love, decorating on a strict budget...FRUGALICIUSLY! This is what this blog is all about.

I had these cushions that I wanted to recover for the balcony and I wanted a red and yellow fabric. After searching for weeks at 3 different fabric stores and online, their prices was to much and I refuse to pay their asking prices. As a very frugal decorator I began to search thrift stores for fabric but I couldn't find what I wanted. Then I came across some ladies tops that had the colors I needed and as I carefully looked at them I realized that by cutting the backs and front of the knit tops I would have enough fabric to cover my cushions. And that's just what I did.

So this is the cushion before(there's 2 of them) 

I cut the tops to give the squares...this is the yellow one

this was the red one

here are all the fabric scraps

I sewed both colors together and I slipped in the cushion

this is how they came out, I even took a piece of the red fabric to sew in front of the cream cushions and I decorated them with a cream button.

Now that's a frugalicious makeover. It only cost me $.50 cents for both women's tops and an hour of my time sewing.

Next post, the balcony rocker with its new paint color.

See you all soon.