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Monday, March 24, 2014

Room Changes for under $10

I wanted to challenge my self to see what changes I could make in  a room for less than $10....this is what I came up with!

  I have quite a large "stock pile" of sheets that I have bought at auctions, yard sales, & estate sales.   (I try not to pay over $1 for a sheet)
The first thing I did was rip a pink full size sheet into strips.    I used part of the strips to make a rag garland for the door in the corner of the sun room and you will see further down in the post what I did with the other strips.    I tied the 2-3 inch strips to a piece of twine.   I then tied the ends of the twine around a screw at each end of the wood Home Sweet Home plaque that was already hanging on the door.

You can see here how the door looked before and after I added the rag garland.

 The other sheet that I used to make the rag garland was a pink and cream striped king bottom fitted sheet.   I cut about 12 inches off both sides of the sheet (the stretchy part)  I then cut those pieces into 4" strips and tied them (in a bow) onto my garland.   The flat center part of the sheet that was left  is being used as my table cloth......it's a pretty large piece,  so I have it folded in half.   So ....the cost of my garland and tablecloth....$2.

Now  to show you the chair "slip covers"  
I found 2 small table runners and 13....yes 13 place mats.....all for $5 at an estate sale.    I used the left over strips from the pink full size sheet to tie the place mats to the fronts, backs,  and seats of the chairs.   I have one of the small table runners on the table and I will show you the other one in a later post.
When I saw these place mats at the estate sale,  I didn't know what I would do with them.    I love the Victorian print, so I knew I could use them somewhere!    
I chose simple white dishes to do a table scape for my new corner of the sun room.


I am planning to serve a small salad in the milk glass tea cups,  but I haven't bought the salad stuff yet...lol!


So,  to give you the idea of how the salad will look.....I filled each cup with a little green succulent plant!

  I planted several clumps of these hardy succulents around the base of our maple tree where nothing else will grow!




Well,  there you have it....my under $10 makeover.....$5 for the slipcovers and $2 for the tablecloth and rag garland!






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56 comments:

  1. Very, very pretty,. Penny. I really like that garland. I often use sheets for table coverings, too. xo Diana

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  2. Did you sew the strips onto the placemats? Everything looks lovely!

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  3. Hi Penny! Oh, how beautiful. You really got a deal on the table linens and your table setting is so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  4. Bonjour,

    Une très belle décoration à petit coût. Mes félicitations !
    Merci pour ces très belles photos de votre intérieur.
    Le tour de votre arbre est bien garni, bonne idée.
    Gros bisous

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  5. I love that rag garland Penny!!! And love your room with those door thrown open, Makes me feel like springtime! Thanks as always for linking up w/ Twirl & Take a Bow! ox

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  6. Penny Penny Penny...again you have amazed me!! Knowing your brain is totally overloaded with creativity, makes me smile! A fun post today.♥

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  7. This is just such a sweet look, Penny! Great deal on those runners and placemats & very clever how you used them!

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  8. Your little makeover is great! The chair slips you made with the place mats is very smart.

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  9. Penny, this is just so inspiring and way, way over the top, great idea!!

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  10. Amazing! You did a great job!

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  11. This is just adorable--I am really loving that garland. I so need to make one of those!

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  12. Beautiful! You are a very talented designer!

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  13. Love the rag garland. What a beautiful room and table
    *hugs*deb

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  14. I love what you have done with your updates, very creative! A new touch of spring!

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  15. Everything is very pretty! I really love the rag garland, I've seen something like that done before but used as an valance over a window. I would love to do that but know if the hubby would go for that. Might give it a try once we move. Thanks for sharing your low cost ideas!

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  16. I just love the garland - what a great idea!!! I have a few sheets that I was going to cut up & use for buffing wax, but I like your idea much better, and will definitely use it to make a backdrop for a dessert table - much nicer than crepe paper streamers. Also love the tip about succulents under the maple - will try that out too. Thank you for sharing - your posts are always so creative & helpful!!!

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  17. So pretty & girly looking for sure :-) Very frugal & creative Penny! Visting today from Hope in Every Season. Stop by anytime at homemaker-mom.com

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  18. Maybe we should call you "Penny-wise!" LOVE your light filled room, and your spring changes are charming. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life. :)

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  19. What a pretty pink garland. Rag garlands have such a great look. This one is perfect for spring.

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  20. Amazing transformation!
    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  21. Very creative! Love the Tea-Room feel!

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  22. How cleaver you are...this is very pretty!

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  23. Your garland is very soft and pretty! What a great idea!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  24. What a beautiful table....I always love seeing your blog. Know why? Pink. You always have pink somewhere and it that is such a romantic color....

    XO,
    Christine

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  25. SUPER creative makeover, Penny!!! I don't know if I could meet that challenge or not! I'm lazy! :-)

    I'm like Christine...I love visiting your posts because of all the pink!!! My very favorite color now and forever!!!

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  26. What a nice touch to this corner and your table looks so pretty..I just love milk glass! And you certainly got a deal on those placemats and runners! Very clever use of them, too

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  27. Your table is gorgeous and I'm amazed at what you managed to do with a ripped up sheet and some placemats!

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  28. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured yesterday! - most viewed link!

    Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  29. What a deal, love the garland!! I would love to be invited for a lunch at that sunroom, looks so inviting!! Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Your thrifty garland looks like a million bucks! I am a sheet hoarder too-we should form a club! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  31. Ah-mazing decorating for under $10. I love the dishes and hobnob butter dish. So clever how you did the chair pads and garland. Probably one of these days, HGTV will be calling you for your own show.

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  32. Love your garland… and what great ideas for under $10.00. Thank your for sharing at One More Time Events

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  33. It looks beautiful, and perfect for Springtime Penny. I LOVE the fact that you changed the room so dramatically for under $10! THANK YOU for sharing with us on the Friday Frenzy link up, and we hope you'll join us again next week!

    April

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  34. Wow what a beautiful collection of Milk Glass you have! And your Garland is stunning!
    It makes such a happy statement!

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  35. What a good idea Penny. I love your home.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  36. I love what you did with the sheets. It looks fantastic! Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party!

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  37. You certainly got bang for your buck here! great vision - it's all beautiful!

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  38. I love all your hob nail dishes. I found a junk shop that has a lot for sale and as soon as we make our move, I'm going to start collecting.

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  39. Beautiful, Penny! Those sheets were a great investment for just a few dollars. Well done! Hugs, Catherine

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  40. What a clever idea, and I love how the whole breakfast area is tied together.

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  41. what a delightful makeover - and a I just LOVE your sunroom. What a wonderful place to sit and read, or do art or craft, or have people over for lunch or afternoon tea.
    Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

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  42. Such beautiful decorating, I'd love a sunroom like that.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  43. Wonderful...love the white dishes on the table.

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  44. Very creative and pretty ideas! Thanks for linking up! Thanks for linking up at The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You! We would love to have you come back next week!

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  45. All of your changes are pretty but the garland steals the show! What an amazingly cleaver and resourceful idea!

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  46. Stunning, I love everything in your home :)

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  47. Very creative, Penny - love it all! The succulents in the teacups look wonderful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  48. Hi Penny! What an estate sale score! I love how you made everything so beautiful in your home. And the doors to the yard! Lovely home! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives Theresa

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  49. just gorgeous, and your photos are amazing, Penny!

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  50. Great makeover for so little money! Love the sheet scraps idea.
    Hugs, Lynnie

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  51. Penny, I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thanks so much for sharing your, ""Room Change for Under $10". So Cute!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  52. So cute!! I love all your sweet details around your table!! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Holly

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  53. Love it! Romantic and beautiful!

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