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Results found for "splurges"

  • Dinning room love! , This was our formal living room turned dinning room.  Not much use as a living room but whole lotta family dinners in our new space., Dining Rooms Design

    Dinning room love!

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  • Traditional with a twist - DIY!, Our master bathroom remodel was all DIY and done on a small $3k budget. The room was gutted to start. We used tons of salvage/thrift finds such as the clawfoot tub and the vintage dresser ($25) used as a vanity. Our splurges were the tub/shower fixture and the hex tile floor. We used traditional design elements such as the tub and beadboard because our house is a Victorian. Too keep it interesting we mixed in contemporary elements such as the vessel sink and wall mounted faucet. , Bathrooms Design

    Traditional with a tw...

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  • Summer's room on a budget, My daughter's pink and green nursery.  Classic Jenny Lind crib purchased at BRU.  A few splurges (custom bedding from Javis Davis (  and bunny lamp from Magic Moon).  Everything else was fairly inexpensive.  , Nurseries Design

    Summer's room on a bu...

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  • Girlie Stripes and Moldings, Pink, Brown, Beige, and White colors.  Silk and taffeta materials. We went for practicality in a lot of areas so we supplemented with splurges in others.  For example, we live in hot, muggy, Georgia so a ceiling fan is a necessity, even for a baby, and is a SIDS risk reducer.  Also, the glider is by Dutailier and is the most comfortable piece of furniture!  I actually slept in it when it got too uncomfortable to lie down in my 3rd trimester.  We were extremely concerned about longevity so all of the furniture is "grow with me" grade and the crib transitions to a full size bed., Nurseries Design

    Girlie Stripes and Mo...

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  • Southern New Traditional Living Room, This living room is indeed lived-in! I wanted a warm, cozy feel with some designer touches and a Southern vibe...all on a $3000 budget. 

I painted the walls a warm neutral brown to set the stage. Then I painted the back of the built-in bookcases with a black enamel to showcase white pottery pieces, clear glass, and salvaged architectural items. 

The leather sofa was a cheapo from Big Lots ($400...and real leather). The plantation chairs (my splurges @ $300 ea), planter buffet ($300), and the tall leaning wall mirror ($400) were all from ZGallerie. The upholstered ottoman, used as a coffee table, was from Stein Mart ($150). And the 2 cained Louis chairs are from Anthropologie ($300 for the 2, bargained @ the store). The console table ($100) and bench ($200) were from World Market. And the entertainment armoire ($300) was from Pier 1.

I installed the wall sconces above the fireplace and layered mirrors as a focal point on the mantel. The tapestry pillows were handmade and the lamps were cheap finds from WalMart. 

Eventually I want to paint the brick fireplace to lighten the room (probably white or several shades lighter than the wall color)., Living Rooms Design

    Southern New Traditi...

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  • Romantic Mod Breakfast, Everything I do is on a budget so I only buy off clearance or use gift cards for more expensive splurges.
I plan to upload better pictures later but wanted to see what everyone thinks for now.
As for the chandelier, I purchased it at ReStore, which is a non-for-profit store for the Habitat for Humanity. I purchased it for $15 and with a cleaning and some spray paint its like new., Dining Rooms Design

    Romantic Mod Breakfa...

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  • Urban Living Room, Small living room in 1905 house.  Completely remodeled with new Brazillian Cherry Hardwood floors, new Marble fireplace with built ins.  Pull down 10' projection screen.  Modern, yet warm and cozy., Living Rooms Design

    Urban Living Room

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  • Budget transformation with a bang!, Cramped traditional starter-condo kitchen with limited space and budget, transformed into a modern/transitional space with tons of storage, Kitchens Design

    Budget transformation...

    5 photos, 1,751 Views, Flag

  • guest bathroom - cottage style, I'm renovating a small home that's been in my family for 4 generations.  This is the guest bathroom that we remodeled for less than $2,000.  I LOVE cottage style and would enjoy getting advice from others!!  I tried to make it handicap accessable in case our older parents need to live with us someday., Bathrooms Design

    guest bathroom - cotta...

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  • Out of the Box: Re-Purpose Driven Life!, I had struggled with my dining area for months, both creatively and financially, after doing a bang up job on my living room (see "The Circus Comes To Town"). When you don't have the bucks, you can still get the bang, just think...really hard.

The art on the wall is an Ikea rug that was once on the floor. It's framed out with baseboard molding from Home Depot (you can't beat a $26 frame). I painted it gold because it was left over from when we striped our living room. The chairs were once the same color as the table, but thanks to Krylon we were able to reinvent them. The seat cushions were reupholstered with pillow covers and allowed me to use the same pattern in both spaces. The entire table set was $100 and came from Craigslist. The lamps are crystal and were clearanced out at Home Goods. The shelf they are sitting on was $29 at Ikea. We did have two splurges: The $70 black drum light and the gold and cream striped rug at $150 (had to pay homage to my living room).

What inspires me with this space is the mix of old new, contemporary, midcentury modern and a little Hollywood regency coming home to roost. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I am!, Dining Rooms Design

    Out of the Box: Re-Pu...

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  • Our Entrance Hall / Foyer, Just enough room for my favorite antique iron Singer base.  Custom thick beveled glass top.  Above table is another favorite piece of mine, hand crafted mirror made from antique reclaimed barn wood.  One of my splurges when we built the house., Other Spaces Design

    Our Entrance Hall / F...

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  • Mabel's Room, Mabel's room is a collection of craigslist finds, handmade curtains, and other cute splurges.  , Nurseries Design

    Mabel's Room

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  • Master bedroom from blah to ah, My master bedroom had been so uninspired for years.  I found a bedroom on RMS that I found adorable and tried to mimic it cheaply.  I love the way it turned out.  , Bedrooms Design

    Master bedroom from b...

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  • Modern Country Master Bath with beadboard, I added beadboard to allow electrical outlets behind the counter, eliminate the existing faux marble tub surround and to tie all the angled walls in together.  The bathroom was wallpapered and above the beadboard I papered in a beautiful Thibaut paper called Hanna in aqua.  The chandelier was a $99.00 glass puzzle purchased off the internet.  The tile is my favorite builders tile from Lowe's laid on the diagonal. Splurges were the granite countertop, the glass shower door and the faux marble tub refinished in white.  The cabinet is the original bathroom cabinet, raised off the floor and legs, paint and new hardware added.  , Bathrooms Design

    Modern Country Maste...

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  • Spa-Like Retreat, We demo'd all but the floor (we had put in a marble floor years ago) & clawfoot tub. We took out the linen closet to extend the shower. The tiles are limestone from Home Depot, the vanity from Lowes. The pebble floor and glass door were splurges! Fixtures are mixed...polished nickel & polished chrome., Bathrooms Design

    Spa-Like Retreat

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  • Sepia Neutral Nursery ...,   No, not pregnant yet but a Decorating Diva is always prepared right??? I transformed one of my Shabby Chic Guest Rooms that was previously posted into a expectant Nursery. We are hoping this next year to be using it :) 
   I have used color in most spaces but have always desired to use serene Sepia tones. I have also been told blacks & whites are a great Nursery color because the contrast helps babies see better as eyesight is developing. At least that's what Mom-In-Law tells me and who is a nurse in a new born unit.
  I tried to use decor that will either grow with child or can be re-purposed some- where else in home for decor. 
  Hubby and I prefer Nursery Decor a little more on the elegant side than babyish, maybe that's because we are pushing 40ish :)
  This space is a reflection of who we are and what is important to us; God & Family. And yes, I realize some of the decor has to change as baby grows for safety so no nasty comments concerning safety please :) Right now it's for fun.
I hope you enjoy!!!, Nurseries Design

    Sepia Neutral Nursery...

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  • Cottage Blue Bedroom 2, We wanted a relaxing place to unwind each night. I think we achieved it. We're still looking for a cool bench to put at the end of the bed and my husband wants to get an antique fireplace mantel too. It's still a work in progress but I love hanging out in there., Bedrooms Design

    Cottage Blue Bedroom ...

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  • Guy's Kitchen, Redo on a budget, we left our original cabinets and painted them, added new appliances ,Marmoleum flooring, large format tile on counters and splurges on a limestone backsplash. Appliances were replaced , Kitchens Design

    Guy's Kitchen

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