Decorating On a Dime!

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Happy Thursday Y’all!!! Only 7 more days and counting until we move to MS!! We’ve been remodeling, packing, cleaning, working and keeping at it with our careers, too. While we are preparing to move, I’ve had some creative time working with clients and helping them redecorate. Nothing major…no painting of walls, or taking down wall paper. We haven’t made any structural or “really big” changes, … only taking a few pieces and small areas inside of homes and giving them a fresh do!  Here are some of the projects I worked on this week:


The pillows were a little to hodge-podge, so I tried to make the head of the bed give more of a “welcome” feel to it, since the rest of the bed is one solid & soft neutral.

bed pillows before


She loves turquoise, and that is the “pop” of color she already had going in this room. With all the colors in the wall prints, and because there are so many different tones of gold, I bought some feather pillows that actually matched the lamp shades, and then purchased 2 gold pillows that look so good with the little jeweled toss pillow in front. Now the head of the bed appears larger, more cozy, and there aren’t lots of color all across the bed. Just her one favorite!

*All pillows came from TJMAXX

bed pillows after


Sweet piece, but because it is such a beautiful dresser…I wanted to really showcase the mirror.

dresser before


These lamps did the job! Found these at Kirklands and loved the lines and simplicity of them! The dresser has some vintage glasses, candy dish (for rings and things) and one deep purple glass vase….oh, purple is also a color she has in this room.

dresser after

This is a close-up of the little dresser pretties!

dresser after 2


I had already “re-did” her shower room, but it was the one long wall that needed some decor.

bathroom before


The blues and golds and sage greens in her shower curtain and towels are what I worked from. So, I found these flower canvas oil prints in those exact colors at TJMAXX. The wall boxes came from Kirklands, along with the little glass boxes and flowers.

bathroom after


bathroom after 4

bathroom after 2


kitchen piece before


In these next two photos, the walls are lighter and a little more “organgey” because I tried to highlight the details, but the wall is actually a little deeper red.

kitchen piece after

The orchid, “T” candle votive, the beautiful etched glass bowl and the lantern, all came from TJMAXX.

kitchen piece after 2.53

One of the spaces that I’ve been working on, for this one particular client, is the area that is right at top of her stairs, coming in from the garage. She wanted a gallery wall showing all the special events, places and people in her life. And she also had the bench that was originally chalk-painted well, but had an undertone of light blue. I didn’t think it worked in front of the deep gold walls, so I painted it Annie Sloan Old White and distressed it a bit. Then, because she has a dusty rich blue in her oil paintings, floor mats, the small shelf on the wall, etc., I found these rich blue elongated feather blue pillows that worked so well on her bench – with a  “Mule Day” pillow in front of course!

*Blue pillow – TJMAXX

*On the wall: Blue shelf, black frames, shadow box, cross, candle stick, big dusty blue/white frame, word “Family” – all came from Hobby Lobby

gallery with bench

If you want to shoot me some pictures of certain areas or rooms or pieces of furniture in your home that you think may could use some redecorating or freshening up, and would like my ideas — then email them to me at lisa@ – After looking at them, I’ll be in touch letting you know what I can do to help you and the fee for my services. I hold virtual consultations all the time and if possible, would be honored to come to your home.

But I hope those photos help inspire you! The farmhouse look is so strong and trending right now, (thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines!) But just keep this in mind….if it’s “you”, then by all means, trot on with the trend. BUT, if you are (like the homeowner of all the photos in today’s post) still enjoy color, a lot of traditional and classic antiques, if you still love rich jewel tones and some added “glam” to your decor, there IS a way to stay true to how YOU like to decorate, while keeping it fresh, current and not dated. Just like in the bench photo…her walls are dark and rich, but the bench with the dark warm pillows work great together. I could see that bench in a farmhouse style house, as well as it sitting all nice and inviting in this beautiful traditional home.


Happy Homemaking, and remember…whatever you do, it’s YOUR LIFE AND HOME! Let’s keep it that way!

I love you bunches!


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