Hi Infarrantly Creative fans. I’m Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs and I’m back to share a simple way to personalize your walls for little $$! This past Saturday, I went to Goodwill and found these framed paintings for only $5 each. Readily available at thrift stores, they are perfect to transform and make your own! Since mine had a sturdy wood back, I decided to make a pair of chalk boards for my entry.
This room started out as a space whose door was shut all the time. My nephew had moved in with us for a short time years ago and that was his room. When he decided to move back home my heart broke in half so I didn’t open the door for a long time. I finally decided it was time to create new memories in that room and it was really cathartic to envision a new space for our family and the guests that enter that house. So 18 months ago I started that process. Today it is complete.
Painting plain curtain panels allows you to get the exact design and color you want. I always seem to have a hard time finding curtains that I like. I searched around looking for striped curtains. I was inspired by the Crate & Barrel Alston Panels for $99 a piece. So they were either way out of my price range or not long enough. I decided to customize some plain curtain panels from IKEA by painting gray stripes on them. They look amazing and totally changed the look of my family room.
I am not the first nor the last to stencil a rug. It is such a cheap way to make a graphic impact in a seating area. The girls from East Coast Creative guest posted here on their stenciled outdoor rug. After I hit publish I immediately went and bought the $18 indoor/outdoor rug from Home Depot. Add in three cans of spray paint and some fabric sealer and I have finally completed my outdoor living area.