I find myself constantly jumping between two decorating camps. I can’t decide if I am the girl who waits, saves her money, and splurges on one fabulous item at a time; or the girl who can decorate on a dime and finds creative ways to furnish her home without spending a lot of money. I certainly have a ton respect for talented decorators on both sides but I am not really sure where I belong these days.
In the past, I have definitely been the girl who can decorate on a dime. Sometimes there really isn’t a choice.
I have done it all from making my own willow furniture, lamps and frames; sanding furniture down to the bare wood and restraining; scouring yard sales and picking things up off the side of the road; reupholstering - ok really I was stapling fabric; and sewing my own slipcovers.
Certainly, I am not above doing any of those projects and still do many of them today (except stapling or gluing fabric, yikes!) .
I was recently introduced to these fantastic blogs that have tons of inspiration for the girl wants to design on a dime.
Check out Our Suburban Cottage for great ideas and inspiration. AnNicole has a lot of good old fashion grit and will stop at nothing to make her home decorating dreams come true.
It looks beautiful!
The problem is that even “on a dime” projects cost money and time. You can not decorate for free and I am feeling like sometimes it is better to just wait and put the money you would have spent on a DIY project towards something that you really want.
I guess it is the whole splurge versus save debate and what is the answer???
I am learning that you have to have a little bit of both in your home. The magic is in the mix.What camp do you belong to: splurge or save?