Thursday, January 29, 2009

Inexpensive Homemade Decor

Home decor can cost a lot of money. I would like me home to look nice, but refuse to pay the cost most stores ask. I have always tried to find other ways to get the same look for less. I thought I would share one of my favorites.

I saw this pattern for beautiful curtains a few years ago and decided I would like to have them for my home. The problem was the pattern was too small and I can barely sew. (My mother tried to teach me, I wasn't that thrilled a the time......unpicking just wasn't my thing;) Anyway, thanks to my friend Teresa, I have these curtains in my dining room and kitchen. She took her sewing experience, fixed the pattern and helped me sew them. After they were done, I really wanted some rings to hang on the tabs, but wouldn't pay $8.00 for 4 rings....I needed 24!!!!! I had some toilet paper cardboard rolls and decided to wrap them with black cording I already had at home. They look great!!

The next time you want something you see, don't say "no" to yourself, just ask if there is another way to get the same look for a lot less money.

7 comments:

Manic Mom said...

You're a Famous Genius! I would have never known that those were made from toilet paper rolls! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

Jared, Natalie and Ryker said...

Those are so cute! I also love the fabric. I love that you can use things you already have!

Amanda said...

You are so clever Janet! I love this idea.

Matt and Stephanie said...

What a great idea!

The Royal Family said...

I am guessing your a PYP'er... anyone great blog. Nice to see fellow frugal moms blogging. Stop by sometime.
Brandy
www.bzzagentroyalty.blogspot.com

The Thomas Five said...

They look terrific, nothing I would have ever thought of. I want to decorated my hom better- money has always held me back though. This got my a bit inspired. thanks!

Anonymous said...

The TP Roll was Genius!