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Making our new house into a Home

September 14th, 2016 at 06:27 pm

Over Labor Day weekend, we took advantage of the sales and bought a new couch & love seat set, as well as a large dining room table & chairs. I also used coupons and sales to get great deals on kitchen counter stools and an area rug for the bathroom. Lots of planned spending. But still a lot of spending.

So other decorating/organizing is coming in as frugal a way as possible.

The Guest bathroom upstairs (Little One's Bathroom) is a hideous brown color in it. We're not going to be able to paint for a while, so to cheer it up, I bought a $3 shower curtain in bright colors and a matching bath mat. [$8 out of pocket]

I repurposed the grey shower curtain & rugs from our old house for the basement bathroom. The colors (grey) did not match the brown in the guest bath, so it was nice to repurpose in the basement.

A family member downsizing gave me a desk & chair that matches a bookcase I already owned. Both originally were from my great-aunt's house. I love them!

She also gave me a really cute Pooh Bear Lamp that will go in the playroom.

The couches came last week. We are putting the old couches in the basement for a fun tv area. The dining room table will be coming in a few weeks.

The bathroom rug came today, so I aired it out on the deck & set that up.

Today, I organized/unpacked some items that have been sitting in boxes in our new study. These are items that get used, but had no place to 'live' in our last home.

I used old organizer boxes and put together boxes for miscellaneous electronics accessories, office supplies, paper products, ect. Used my handy dandy label maker to create labels. [Organizing cost $0 - repurposed items]

Then I took some silver spray paint I recently bought [$7] and sprayed plastic containers from the dollar store that were already being used for storing items in the pantry & laundry room. They were originally colorful, but mismatched and I wanted to test how the spray paint would do on plastic. They came out really well!

5 Responses to “Making our new house into a Home”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Very nice touches!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Nice! I like the color choices so far!! Smile

  3. snafu Says:

    est wishes in new house. How exciting to get past the 'moving' work and focus on decorating your home. Great job transforming bins! I too enjoy decorating by re-purposing existing stuff. I was surprised to discover how easy it was to use regular , it is fun to use and super fast transformations. It's helpful to follow You Tube tutorials, tape off windows etc on big projects.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Very nice!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Looking good! You have a nice decorating flair.

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