Decorating can be fun, but also completely frustrating. There’s just not much in the budget these days for decorating, is there? That’s why I’m planning to post a weekly Thrifty Decorating tip.
Not only will I be sharing my ideas, but I would love for all of you to share your ideas with my readers as well. If you have some great thrifty decorating ideas, email them to me.
And I’m not sure if this would even be something you all would like, but I would like to post a link-up for all the bloggers out there that do thrifty and frugal decorating. Leave a comment below if this is something you might be interested in.
Now it’s onto my Thrifty Decorating tip of the week: Using a used wooden crate box.
Crates seem to be readily available in almost any thrift or antique shop that I enter. Sometimes you can even find these just being thrown away!
I purchased the above crate at a local thrift shop for $4. It was already painted and distressed, so I figured it was well worth $4 for me not to have to do any painting on it.
This decorating took place on a piece of furniture that is in my kitchen, so I included some cookbooks, a strainer and then dressed things up with a blue beaded necklace and a vase that I was gifted with.
I’m just loving the blue accents against my green walls! I also included a clipping from my golden pothos plant in an old glass drink bottle, and topped the books off with a fake apple. I’m not really digging the green strainer, so I may change it out with something else.
All of these items, except for the wooden crate, were things I had on hand. And here’s the bigger view:
Well, the top looks good right? The rest of it still needs some work, and you’ll see what else I do with this piece of furniture in a future post.
Do you have any ways that you like to use old wooden crates? What do you think of how I decorated with this one? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
And here’s a preview of my next project to tackle:
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