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I love wall art and kitschy curtains. Sadly, those things are often expensive and not really necessary. Which is why I found ways to cut corners, while also cutting the bill. I'm going to show you two of my favorite spots in my house where I included inexpensive DIY ideas.
I always check the sale section first and a couple of years ago, I found this fake wall mounting that looked like a real chandelier and these mini paintings at Urban Outfitters. I think it cost me $30 for all three. The chandelier was light wood, so I painted it dark green to match the furniture. There's a ledge behind it for a candle, perfect for Valentine's Day mood lighting.
The mini paintings have cute little critters on them. One is a bat in flight and the other is two owls next to a tree. The wall decals were pricey, but we splurged on them for a Christmas gift to ourselves. Cafe Sheri is going to write more about wall decals soon -- I bet she finds good ones for cheap.
And here are the curtains. I wanted a baroque style print, but couldn't find anything that was under a bajillion dollars. So I checked out the tapestries at Urban (wow I sound like an ad for that store) and found these. I bought two that were Queen size, carefully cut each in half, then hemmed the sides and top so it looped through the curtain post. If you don't sew, you can use safety pins on the side that faces the window to secure.
The real chandelier was a gift from my parents. How neat is the pattern reflecting on the ceiling? Check our Cafe Sheri's affordable chandelier finds.
Here is my other favorite spot -- my little nook.
This is the view of it from my couch. I've got an old diner table that was a hand-me-down from my sister and chairs I bought from IKEA. The curtains are the cutest. You can't tell from far away, but up close there are little critters in the trees. Yep, my husband and I love critters.
Hope you can get some inspiration from my little home tour. Perhaps even make some curtains out of sheets or tapestries?
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