Friday, April 24, 2009

Doing Something to the Dining Room

The Shabby Nest is hosting a Frugal Decorating Tip party. I love nothing more than a good party, so I'm soooo there. Go and see how others are decorating the frugal way. It'll put more projects on your weekend list than you can imagine!

The only problem is the admission is a post with my own tip. Hmmm. The only way I know how to decorate is Frugal. However, I have not used my camera much to take pictures. Bad Mama.

I do have a few pics that I'll share and pinky swear to get better about using the camera ~ fair enough?

Tip #1: If you find a yard sale table that has a classic shape but the top is marred beyond the repair time you want to put into it..........cover it with fabric.
Leftover fabric and my handy dandy staple gun transformed this table in less than five minutes. I love that it adds another layer of texture to the dining room.

Tip #2: If you still have MORE left over fabric and no art..........get cheap art canvases from Walmart.
The same leftover fabric and staple gun were used here; along with appliqueing letters. Applique first, then staple. Original, cheap and fast that's how we do it in Bahama Shores.
What have you done lately???

15 comments:

MaRiN said...

what a great idea for the table- it adds so much character too. love it.

The Masked Mommy said...

I love this idea! You know, fabric just brings so much softness to a room :-) I need to start thinking about what I can cover in fabric. I love to see unusual things too, and you don't see a fabriced table every day.

Jade Creative said...

Super ideas. Love the black and white fabrics.
thanks for visiting.
Have a great day!
Darlene

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I really love the idea of the fabric for the table top. Please show pictures if you really do your cabinets! Thank you for stopping by today!

Polka Dot Possibilities said...

the black and white is adorable! great ideas!!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That is a great tip about the canvases. Even I could handle a staple gun (at least I hope I can!). Have a great weekend!
Carrie

To The Moon and Back said...

I need me a staple gun! Great idea:)

Chrissie Grace said...

love the black and white!!:)

Crissie said...

WOWSERS!!! What a fantastic idea!!!!!! I never would have thought of fabric in a million years. How clever!!

xoxoxxo

michelle said...

hey; thanks for stopping by. I love the black and white! I"m not good with fabrics, but what you've done looks great!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I'm so looking forward to garage sale season starting up...I have big plans for what I want to find!

~ Sarah

Stacia Howard said...

I love the idea of using the canvas! I may just borrow that for my bedroom! I have been tryin to find the right thing for just above our bed. And I love the table top idea! Thanks for sharing and for the great ideas!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

MaRin: thanks

MMommy: I love unusual things as well, and am rarely confident enough to do it. I am so glad I did.

Jade: right back at ya!

Nice & Easy: That will probably be a long time off, but I do hope to do it one day.

Polka Dot: thanks

Queen Bee: I've seen the stuff you do, you can totally ROCK the staple gun!

Moon: go and get one and conquer, girl!

Chrissie G: thank you

Crissie: thank you, this is totally good for my self confidence!

Michelle: Thank you ~ I love fabric!

Frills: I should be more organized and start a list of what I hope to find. My list is mental ~ which is not such a good idea.

Stacia: I saw on some blog someone did two big canvases with each person's initial over the bed on the side they slept on. Looked awesome!

Pam said...

WOW, the table is gorgeous!!! Great job! I think I need to invest in a staple gun too!

Tami said...

What have I done lately?? Not blogged obviously ;)

Look at you raking in all the comment love!!