Spring fever! I’ve got it. Here in the deep south, after Valentine’s Day something strange happens. Everyone pretends it’s Spring time! We start dressing lighter. No more heavy coats. No more gloves. The huge snowmen on the childcard doors at the gym came down last week…guess what went up? Daffodils! Of course there are bathing suits out in every store. (This makes me angry by the way) Even the trees fall for pretend Spring-time. At this very moment there are buds on the Cherry trees. They’ll probably freeze but last week it was in the 70’s so what’s a bud to do but try to bloom? We didn’t get snow in the ATL. Not even one flake. So I have to move on.
Spring makes me want to redecorate a little here and there. But the budget this year doesn’t leave much room for that. So I’m looking for great ideas for decorating on a shoestring! Over at Rocks in My Dryer she hosts a little carnival called: Works for Me Wednesday. Visit her to find lots of links to great ideas! Since it’s Wednesday, I’m going to show you what works for me with using about everything BUT curtains for curtains!
Here’s what I put up in the guest bathroom…I change these all the time. These are 2 vintage pillow cases that I love. And the pom-pom trim was at a flea market for almost nothing but I loved it and thought it added a little whimsy.
This is our guest room. This little curtain is an Irish Linen I fell in love with and kept in a drawer until one day I just wanted to see it all the time. I’m ready to replace it, I’m just waiting to fall in love with a vintage table cloth I can use!
My shower curtains are strange too! This one, in the guest bath is a matlesee I found for about $15.00 on sale at TJ Max.
And this one in our bathroom covers up an ugly glass shower door. It’s a crocheted bedspread I found at an antique store. It was a great price and I loved it although when I brought it home I had no idea what I’d do with it.
Lastly, these are my den curtains. I’m about to change them too but I wanted to show you these. Last Spring, I found these really cheap valances at The Pottery and added fabric to the bottom. They cost next to nothing and I don’t feel bad about getting something new…as long as I find it for next to nothing too!
So these are some of the easy and inexpensive things I’ve done for curtains. Have you ever decorated on a shoestring? Do tell!!!
PS Peeps…My little Bird Magnets were a tiny feature today on One Pretty Thing…you’ll love this site, Rachel rocks!