Wednesday, May 30, 2012

" Cheap Tricks "


This week my lovelies

I would like to share a few


straight from the Dior home...

30 X 50 throw rug for

a "pop" of color

to layer over an area rug...

Best Goodwill find this week

 Privet House footstool poof

for 19.99

Love mixing the textures with

along with the neutrals...

{Old books from a yard sale for added height}

Old garden windmill  that Mr. Dior

added a lamp kit and I

added a 3.00 dollar lamp shade

from the Goodwill...

Vintage wood ladder and bottle carrier

Fresh floral stock Home Depot 6.99

{Best CHEAP trick ever}



Stain and seal old gate doors

found curbside for a great

inexpensive rustic looking table...

Use old wood crates for a quick

and sturdy table base...

I will be linking up this week to

Lovely Kathleen's White Wednesday #154

Amazing Debra's Vintage Inspiration

Darling Donna at Funky Junk Interiors

Much love to all of you


Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

So can I call you "Cheap Dior" from now on??? Geez everything is seriously awesome. That lamp I WANT. You really should think about doing this for a living! ;)

Jenni said...

Hello Kate~

These are such wonderful ideas, and that lamp! It is amazing! And I love how you used unbound old books for extra height, and they look beautiful that way! You are so good at creating the perfect room. :)

I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful week so far! :)


srpprcrftr said...

I might as well say how much I loved that lamp too. What a great project and find. Lucky you. Nice to have handy hubs huh?
That table out of crates is awesome. I love things made out of something reuseable. Enjoy, sure like your room.

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

LOVE it!

Polly said...

love the lamp! where did you get the b & w rug? i have been looking for a new one! stock is one of my favorite flowers...such a sweet scent!

great your frugality and creativity!!



The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Fantastic ideas. The lamp is my favorite.

Ron and Jamie said...


The Smith Hotel said...

Love the lamp! You always find such good stuff at Goodwill. Have a great rest of the week!


Anne said...

Love the pouf what a great find.And Love your rug trick too.That wood door is a amazing idea for a table.LOVE the stain you picked.I said it before and I will say it again.Your home is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, the Privet House line just came out at Target and you already found a piece at the Goodwill? Such a great looking poof and fun to say. "poof" :)
I adore your windmill lamp! Such a cool piece!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kate, you do cheap better than no other! :) Everything is so beautiful. LOVE that gate as a table. And that poof is perfect for you living room. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Tammy

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So pretty!! Love everything, some great finds too! :) :) xo Holly

Sherry said...

Kate it's all lovely! and your windmill lamp is beautiful!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for sharing these great cheap tricks! I the only one that is going to have a few songs stuck in my head today?!!

AntiqueChase said...

You found the poof to goodwill? It just came out at Target 3 weeks ago for $80! How do I know the price...cause I love it.

Ann said...

Looks like you got some great finds and new additions. It was so clever to turn the windmill into a lamp. It was the perfect height too.

Anonymous said...

Love your creativity. Very cool windmill lamp. Thanks for the inspiration. Michele

Deserae said...

Absolutely that lamp!

Burlap Luxe said...

hi kate, you are sooooo! right!
Its the BLESSINGS above all, and there is no LUCK through him only blessings. You were right there for the perfect taking of that foot stool, its finds like that when we say thank you Lord you are way to good to me!

I just love your modern aged beauty over here and so upscale...Then you tweak it a bit and you then have the best euro South of France feel with all the greys, whites and beauty from the seaside.

I so want to keep this sweet chest but as designers we have to let go and lett someone esles heart sing when they make a purchase for our shop spaces, I am sure you feel where I am coming from :)

Keep inspiring your beauty we love you for it.
Oh my great find today was a bridal vail torn tattered and white, I will use it in a display of vintage romance only $5.00 yay!!!
beauty to you and your weekend.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oooooop's wanted to say I love the fleetwood Mac song! (Silver Springs) brings me back to those days... I may have to copy you on my play list :)

June said...

They might be cheap but they look like a million bucks Kate!!! I love that pretty little poof footstool!!! You have such a beautiful home and I love all your special touches.
I hope your weekend is full of sunshine and a great time my sweet friend.
hugs from here...

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Wow Kate, I love your cheap tricks! The ottoman poof is so cute and I love the windmill lamp! Heck, I love it all. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Jann said...

LOVE this post!!!! So many great ideas. I love your poof. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

LOVE your always, just beautiful!
Have some wonderful news to share with you.
The "sun" is coming out again.... ;)
Sending you huge hugs from Jersey. xoxo

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Kate,
I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your creative post on Share Your Cup today.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Wonderful post!

Geneva said...

I'm visiting from Jann Olson's party and just love all the inspiration you've given us in this room. You've done a wonderful job!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

I am never going to get tired of you blog banner, it says it all. You two are adorable. Love your cheap tricks ideas too, thank you for sharing.
I am so happy to have found a Goodwill very close to my house. Ciao for now Rita

Seawashed said...

I have been eyeing that poof at Target. You are so lucky to have Target overstock at your Goodwills. In my opinion our Goodwill only has cr*p! Really I have never found anything worth buying. I've never found any brand name(that includes target and walmart brands) anything! I really need to make the drive into the city and visit the Goodwill there. I have been adding more rustics and dark woods. We are planning on replacing our old white farmhouse table with a large, long dark wood contemporary table before the holidays. It will change the look of the room but I am looking forward to it...and so are my growing kids who have bugging me to get it.


I am starting to learn so much about you :). All great ideas and here in Atlanta I only have occasionally been lucky. I think there are way too many thrifters!!

robinson said...

I would fill the locker basket with birthday cards, and christmas cards given to me.

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