Pillow Covers and Gold Accent Pieces; A MAKEOVER!

Not too long ago, I was sitting in my living room dreaming of new pillow covers and gold accent pieces!  I knew it was time to make a change--to breathe new life into my home's decor--but I didn't really know how to do it.  I knew the PERFECT person to recruit for my "spruce-it-up" project...

My sissy-in-law, Danelle!!!

Not only is she kind-hearted and loving, she is also extremely talented.  The girl has an eye for style and design.  She's super crafty and not afraid to take on the big projects.  (She pulls them off with a BANG!)  Her blog/business, The Red Front Door, is as charming as she is!

McHubby gave us a budget of seventy-five dollars.  Challenge accepted, James!  Danelle took on our budget like a medieval warrior--keeping track of receipts and adding up totals.  It was awesome!  We visited Lowe's, Hobby Lobby, and Ikea for supplies.  Here are some BEFORE pictures:

 And here (oh my gosh, I'm squealing) are the AFTER pictures:

At the time this picture was taken, a couple of frames still needed to be painted and photos needed to be switched out.  We wanted to take this picture to show the gallery wall.

Here are a couple of "tips" I learned from Danelle:

*When decorating on a budget, use things you already have.  Old frames can be repainted, lamps can be switched around, and you can arrange old decor in new, different, and interesting ways.

*Don't be afraid to paint your furniture.  I have wanted to paint my little table for TEN YEARS but have not had the guts to tackle it...mainly because I have no idea what I am doing!  Danelle showed me how easy and fun it can be.  Don't be afraid to paint your furniture a fun, non-traditional color too.  I LOVE MY TABLE!

*Can't find pillow covers you're in love with?  Make your own, and at half the cost.  Also, mixing patterns is a way to pack a punch!

*Decorating, crafting, DIY-ing, and repurposing is ALWAYS more fun with a friend!  (THANK YOU, DANELLE.)


 Come on over, have a seat on my couch, admire my pillow covers and my gold accent pieces...

I'll be sure to pour you a Diet Coke! 


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