May 25, 2011

Extreme Home Makeover:Free-Ninety-Nine Edition.

I know I can't be the only one in the world who wishes sometimes that I could have a million dollars to makeover my home.  How lovely would that be- Right?  The other night,  I wanted badly to be able to go to the home decor store and max out my credit card to get whatever my heart wished to beautify my home. (Isn't that part of being a good wife?)  But I realized this wouldn't be a very responsible action and my husband might get a little peeved-SO! I rolled up my sleeves and found a way to makeover my house, spending only free-ninety-nine (-er, free silly!).
Whether you live in a Mansion, Apartment, Shack, or House  all it takes is a bit of your time, a spot of elbow grease and a bit of creative juice.  Mix it all together and what do you get?!
Well, a mess at first...
But then it comes together nicely.
 Before I really realized what I was doing, I was pulling off things from my bookshelves, rearranging furniture, and moving my "plants" (I say "plants" because they are fake-bc I can't seem to keep the real ones alive) and working up a sweat. So you get a fresh new look and a workout!

So here's my before:
These pics are technically from Christmas two years ago, but my house has pretty much been the same layout since then... 
Like I said I caught the rearranging bug and before I knew it I had a complete mess and I wasn't about to take pictures of that ;}

Aw...look at my precious little candle lit table...

And my after:
{Imagine that the picture frame on the left is up...teehee}


{notice I still haven't fix my picture wall... yeah, yeah, yeah... there seems to be some kind of a blundering picture frame epidemic at my house) 

Ah! That feels and looks better-no?  There's something about cleaning once in a while to make you feel refreshed!

How do you makeover for free-ninety nine? 

Note: Don't be afraid of moving and rearranging everything.  You never know what will look good until you try all possibilities.  And if you end up not liking it, move it back! Simple as that. It may take some time, but waay easier AND funner (excuse me spellcheck ) more fun than paying off credit cards 5 years later with department store debt.  



  1. I LOVE the changes you made! And I love the reference to MASH...hahaha!!! I used to HATE getting "Apartment"...only to find out that we'd rent for the first 8 years of our marriage! HAHAHA! Maybe there IS something to that game...

    Anyhew...I love this post! I love re-arranging things, too! Oh, and true story: we have SO many of the same things in our house! The Oh Jerusalem picture in our living room, the Rock Band game parts, the same black and silver lamp, the Twilight books, the Willow Tree goodness...AWESOME! :)

  2. that is neat! we must be like two peas in a pod! (or we have REALLY good taste :)

  3. I love rearranging. People often walk in to my house and have to take a second look because it's changed since they were there last, lol.

  4. Love how light & airy you made it. Lovely


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