Friday, May 29, 2009

Frugal Friday Party

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest is having a Frugal Friday Linky Party. Being the Junk Mammas that we are we had to share some frugal decorating ideas from our own homes.

Often we change things around in our houses, just adding a few new bargains to spruce things up a bit.

Yesterday, I made a new center piece for my dinning room table. I used this white bowl that I picked up a few years ago for maybe $5.00, if even that much. Thought I could use it for salads, but works great for displays.

Made moss balls again, but this time I used wiffle balls that I purchased from the dollar store, 5 for $1.00. Colored eggs that I had, and some wood spindle things I have been collecting for a while. Chippy wood things are just one of my must buy items when I find them, but are never sure what to use them for.


Sea shells from a vacation to Florida when we were first married.



I love the way it turned out, and I can add pieces and change it out whenever I find something new.

I have had bare walls in my living room for some time now. Try like 12 years. I have been meaning to purchase some ledge shelves at Target, but I am a cheapo and couldn't shell out $40.00 + dollars for them. I found these at a sale for $2.00 each. For that price if they didn't work, I wouldn't be out much.
Next, I rummaged around the house for things to put on them. I dressed them up with some more wood spindles in a silver cup. Wood finials I found at Hobby Lobby last fall at 90% off, and some other misc. items.




I still feel like maybe they need something underneath them, but all in all I like the look.

The Junk Mammas

15 comments:

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Your displays look great!!! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

They turned out super cute!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Your centerpiece looks adorable! Great composition!

Kelsee Webb said...

I love this! I love old wood and your shelves look awesome! -Kelsee Webb

Kara said...

I love both of your displays! Great idea to use the balls from the $ store. I did something similar with one of my boys old soccer balls.

Bahama Shores Mama said...

Loving the displays. Good job!

~Carole said...

They're both great! You did well. I love the wood spindles.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I like how you displayed your shelves. I just bought some myself recently and loved the inspiration.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It looks fantastic! Great job.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your displays ae perfect! Good job.

Charla

Tiffany said...

Great displays! Very clever with the wiffle balls, love the idea!

Jane said...

I like the mix of dark and light in your shelf display. I have some shells from my honeymoon too. I need to dig them out and use them! "Shop the house" I say!

Rebekah said...

I love all your great finds! Thanks for visiting my blog & commenting on my colander light!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I LOVE these! I am soooo glad you stopped by my blog and left a roadmap! I am loving your blog ! I love my blog friends! Thanks!

Brought to you by the letter K. said...

I love the beach arrangement! Very well done!