Today I'm going to write about something thrifty. My idea of thrifty is getting what you want without paying very much money. And by "very much money" I mean the price you'd pay for something brand new in a store.
We have been in our new home for six months now. We love this house. It's everything we wanted (except the fenced yard that I was promised would be the first priority when we moved in. Pft!). Out of all the houses we looked at this was the only one that had a bit of a Southern feel. We loved it instantly and knew it was meant for us. And now it's time for decorating. Well, it's past time actually, but I've finally come to the point where I just can't stand its bareness anymore. I decided I want a picture collage going up the stairs. I love picture walls of randomness. I'm not a "line it all up" kinda girl. I'm a "throw it and see where it lands" kinda girl. I also like the mix and match feel. So I didn't want a bunch of the exact same frames. Where's the fun in that?! So I went to my local Goodwill. We have an awesome Goodwill. I poured over the stacks of frames. I wanted to make sure they weren't broken. Nothing worse than getting home and realizing the back won't stay closed. I made sure the glass wasn't broken, obviously. I wasn't too concerned with size or color. I just had to like the shape and design. I bought six frames and didn't pay more than $2.49 a piece for any of them. Here's what I brought home. (Ignore the other stuff. That's for a later blog.)
Here's an up close shot so you can see the burlap in the back.
Here's the last frame. I had intended on putting it on the wall, but I like it better on the fireplace.
More to come in the decor department. You saw that table. I got lots of gooooood stuff.