I love a good deal almost as much as I love my dogs and I find work with a limited budget brings out my creativity so I am all about finding a bargain.
So when my husband decided we were ready to replace the wood flooring I began searching for fabric to build my decorating plan to transform the dining room. I like to pick out fabric, then paint and then accent colors. Of course all these things needed to coordinate with the new flooring.
So here is a sneak peak at some of the items I have purchased for the dining room.
I found these coordinating fabrics at Hancock Fabrics on sale for $2 a yard. I started with the floral but ended up getting the stripe because there was not enough of the floral to make curtains long enough for my dining room.
I was not totally on board with the combination of the floral and stripe until I added this green fabric with red and gold dragonflies. Not only will I be trimming the curtains with this fabric but I will also be covering the seats to the dining room chairs. I just love the fresh feeling of the green. This fabric was not a super duper bargain but it was on sale at Joann’s Fabrics.
Next I started collecting accessories. I found this great silver plated bowl at Goodwill for $5.95. And to go with the bowl I bought these silver plated goblets for $3.95 each, also at Goodwill. I also found a beautiful silver plated tray for $8,95 but my home is in such disarray during this redo that I can’t remember where I stashed it.
I found this sofa table last year at the local Salvation Army for $25. It fits perfectly in a niche in the dining room. I will be striping the top and re-straining it to match my dining table and the legs will probably end up an antiqued ivory.
I found two of these cane chairs at a local thrift store that was going out of business and were $22 each. I am going repaint the green with a soft ivory.
I want to lighten up the back of my china hutch so I bought this embossed wallpaper at my favorite Goodwill for $3. I painted it a light green to coordinate with the green fabric, antiqued it and dry brushed it until I got the look I wanted. And then I laughed at myself when I realized it didn’t look all that different.
I can’t wait to get it all done.
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