My nephew and his wife are young and newly married and expecting their first baby.
Remember those days?
You are so very in love and happy and usually broke...lol.
They are renting a very nice and spacious mobile home and she had asked if we could help her decorate.
And as usual with all of my family's projects, decorate with very, little money.
That is what we do....we go to flea markets, the Salvation Army, we never throw old furniture away...we just reuse and recycle.
Spray paint is our friend.
Renting meant no painting, but we were lucky the walls weren't too bad.
Everything was neutral.
Someone had bought them a dining room table and it was o.k......(it really needed to be bigger) but it is what it is.
So how do you fill a very large space with very little money?
A lot of "custom" which means hand made by us....items.
We also only had two days to do this.
We only have a few before and after photos but I think we made it better....I sure hope they think so too.
Before and after of their fireplace. (We found the large picture on the 80% off rack in Hobby Lobby)
The sofa wall
She took the before photos with her phone and sent them to me.
We remounted their name plaque on a wider board, the two bird prints were wedding gifts, red frame and metal star wall art were a few dollars at a flea market.
My mom made all the pillows from fabric we bought to make curtains and pillows.
The entry is my favorite.
My sister had an old dresser they weren't using.
I had collected old mirrors every time I went to a yard sale. We took an old brass and green lamp and spray painted it red and I painted the chevron shade.
We didn't take before photos of the kitchen/dining area but it was a large space to fill.
She still needs a dining room rug and maybe more panels....we ran out of fabric.
We made the picture gallery ledge and made most of her art. She is going to paint the brackets later...we ran out of time.
The kitchen had no color so we found clearance curtains and we cut out some of the flowers from the dining room panels and glued them to the kitchen curtains to tie them in.
I know this is not the usual fantastic makeovers but we were proud that we did all of this for around $100 dollars and a lot of hard work.
She was so very happy and that was worth it all.