Check the local recycling barn every Saturday because you never know when you are going to find a perfect chandelier for your hallway.
Rule Number two:
Check your favorite Flea Market once a month because you never know when you are going to find the perfect map for your son's room. This is old and yellow and I loved the patina. It is a map the coast line of Maine ( where we live) and has all the beaches we visit on it.
Oh, and it was only $18 and that included the perfect frame!
Rule Number 3:
If you look for something long enough you will find it.
I have been looking for a large mirror for Anna's room and I found it this weekend for $25. I did add the decoration to the top and painted it white.
Never underestimate the power of spray paint.
We have been wanting to change out the brass doorknobs in our home since we moved here six years ago. Instead of spending a few hundred dollars to do that I got some oil-rubbed bronze spray paint at home depot for a few bucks.
I primed them first, then painted two coats. My husband was shocked! He did not think it was going to turn out this great! We are excited with the results.
We have two doors downstairs and we did purchase new knobs for those because they get a lot more use. I think the spray paint will hold up for the doors upstairs because they get a lot less use.
Do you have any shopping, thrifting, decorating rules? I would love to hear them!