I caught the redecorate bug about a week ago, when I passed by my office with my morning cup of coffee. I share the office with my boyfriend, so I guess I can forgive myself for letting it look tacky for so long.
The main point I will be emphasizing about my office-facelift is: it only cost me about $100 to redecorate the whole space. That’s great news sista, because this Thrifty Mistress is on a B-U-D-G-E-T!
The Plan is Scheduled:
The Before Pictures:
My Paper Latern Montage:
My New Bookcase! It took me rummaging for 2 hours through an antique store in Decatur to find this bad boy. I painted it gray:
I have a love/hate relationship with painting walls. I hate actually painting the walls, I love the finished product. I picked lavender because it is so soothing and I knew it would create a peaceful work environment:
Welcome to The Thrifty Mistress Office!
Not only did I find a thrift store open on a Sunday, but I totally scored a vintage warming plate. I swear it sparkled momentarily when I found it. Best news is: The proceeds go to an animal shelter here in Atlanta.
Nifty appetizers anyone? A dinner party is so close, I can already spell the food cooking!
Who’s convinced Roosters will be the next Owl? Either way, how amazing is my new tea light candle holder?
Wow! It took me so long to get The Thrifty Mistress up-and-running. I’m so happy. To all the people who supported me and liked my new Facebook page, who encouraged me, told me I could do this- I wanna say:
I can’t wait to return the favor on all your endeavors. (I totally spelled endeavors wrong the first time I tried; thank you spell check)!
Saw this on Pinterest and I became happy:
My aspirations for The Thrifty Mistress are:
1.) Inspiring other Handy Hannah’s
2.) Participating in trunk shows
3.)Having my own booth in a super cute thrift market
4.)And one day putting on Thrifty Mistress parties
This photo immediately caught my attention and pulled on my heart strings. Floppy hats off to this Thrifty Mistress for using second hand decorations and going green one party at a time.
I saw this on pinterest today and had to share it:
Thrifty Update: After a year of trying to build enough confidence, I will soon be incorporating The Thrifty Mistress. So, if you live in the Atlanta, Georgia Area, you will likely be seeing me around soon- trying to sell you my thrifty things for thrifty prices. Also, along with a business they tell me a really great way to self-promote is an official Facebook page ( wink, wink) so that will also be coming soon too.
After months of collecting, mainly because I am collecting for multiple projects at a time- I am finished with my frame montage. I have decided to simultaneously make it the headboard I always wanted, but had no time to make. This may seem small or not quite as detailed as some crafters may like- but, it’s filled with things that make me smile. The mountain lion drawing is a picture my mother drew when she was 19.. As in, over 30 years ago. My grandmother/the incredible woman I was named after- gave it to me for Christmas. She is so thoughtful!
I will just review some chosen picture options. The apples were cut from a placemat I found from the Furkids thrift store. The mushroom knit, the house knit and the cute doily were also found from the Furkids thrift store. The pearls in blue and the polka dots are scrape book paper from Hobby Lobby. The rest: Pinterest (what you’ll most likely find me doing at any given moment) and google images. Meaning like, google images search: anything I like.