One of the things that I have been doing lately is trying to change around my house a little. I have been blue about my home and don't like the way things have been looking lately. I wish I could just go out and buy a bunch of new furniture and decor items, but we don't have the budget for it. I've done the next best thing and shopped in the rest of my house for free. Here's one example of my shopping trip through the house. This is my master bedroom. The king size bed can't go on any other wall. That is the one thing that does work for me because I like my bed being the first thing you see when you walk in the room. What I didn't like was the file cabinets (which my husband doesn't use for filing - it's all stacked in his closet - but that's another issue!) for end tables. It reminded me every night about the papers that weren't filed before I went to bed - really it did! To the right of the bed, used to be my sewing cabinet with my machine on it. Now, empty space that I wasn't too sure how to fill.
Here we are almost there. I had the matching table lamp on the other wall, but wanted it to be even. The end tables are those old school desks that raise and lower. This was a find on the side of the road. The legs happen to chocolate brown, a perfect fit for my bedroom. I stuck an antique wooden crat underneath to fill space and store extra magazines, because I just can't seem to read them all! The tall cabinet, is special because my grandfather made it. It is better feature now, because you can see it. I used an idea off another blog and stacked my magazines under my clock to raise it. A live plant and I even added an award statue my husband earned on his side of the bed for decoration. He was so excited that I put that there, you would have thought I awarded it to him.
By the way, a free way to get new ideas on decorating, is to get involved in some of the linky parties that are going on! A lot of these ladies are professionals, and I couldn't have even had the confidence to try anything if I hadn't been parusing the blogs! Use this great resource and you will save a ton of money!
Here are the sites that I am linking to:
Second Time Around Tuesdays - A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
Met Monday - Between Naps on the Porch
DIY Day - A Soft Place to Land
I would love to win this cute Magnetic board at Beneath My Heart to go in my new office!