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 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.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

An Old Spice Rack To Nail Polish Shelf

As a very devoted frugalicious lady, I feel that the beauty in our homes are usually the old pieces we find in thrift stores and we revamp them to be pretty pieces of art.

I have been looking for a shelf to house some of my nail polishes for a while now. Last week I finally found this spice rack at a local thrift store for $1.00 and it was perfect for what i wanted it for. 

After cleaning it I painted it a very soft yellow and then I scratch it with sand paper. It came out great and it goes beautifully with my bedroom. I am very happy with it. Take a peek at the photos below.

Not bad for $ I am on the hunt for 2 more.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Inspirational-Beautiful Living Spaces

Beautifully Decorated living spaces allows us to be happy, inspirational and relaxing. These are some of my most beautifully decorated living spaces...enjoy.