Friday, July 15, 2011

Decorating On A Dime - Part 2

The Living Room

Continuing on with my Decorating On A Dime series, let me show you around the living room.

Recapping the history - we renovated the house, and shortly thereafter we moved away for a year.
Before we left we sold all the furniture.  
We returned home in May and I have been having fun re-decorating the entire house......on a dime.  
Trying to make an empty house into a home!

One of the key items I had to buy pronto was living room furniture for something to sit on!
I bought this furniture off of Kijiji for $85.  
Not my number one choice, but it is functional and serves it purpose, maybe down the road I can dream of a new set, but for now it'll do!

The Roxton end table was $20 off Kijiji.

The coffee table was bought in a garage sale in Michigan on one of our weekend trips across the boarder.  I paid $5.

The curio cabinet $100 off Kijiji.
The collection of Precious Moment figurines.....are ongoing......

Curtains I am waiting on because I am uncertain I want to keep the furniture or get new stuff.
 I have a beautiful stain window that is currently hidden behind the bamboo shade - I want to get curtains that I can open each morning.  So drapery is something I want to start to buy.

And maybe some paint.

Join me in my thrifting adventures each week as I re-fill my home with good deals and treasures.



I will be linking up with these parties

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality 
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Show And Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


  1. Diane,
    I am on the journey with you! Your house is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for your sweet comment. Following you.

  2. Hi Diane,

    I really like your house! I especially love the tall ceilings, the big windows letting in lots of light, the hardwood floors, and the windows with stained glass. You've done a wonderful job on everything so far; I really admire that you've done so much of it yourself. Thanks for sharing these pics, and I'm so glad your daughter is recovering.

    Take care,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  3. It's looking very comfortable Diane. I remember Roxton furniture. Beautiful wood. You really are a thrifty shopper! I hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Pamela

  4. You are really pulling this together before our eyes...I love it! That table is awesome!
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Hi Diane! I am just about ready to go to bed but I just wanted to pop by and say thanks so much for stopping by my Christmas blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It's so lovely to meet you an I look forward to following your blog.

    Best wishes always,

  6. Cute coffee table. The cabinet is great!
    Dropping by from Met Monday


  7. I love that coffee table, so cute! It all looks so nice.

  8. Great coffee table and are doing great finding bargains!

  9. Good luck on your decorating! Looks like you've got a good start! Very 1950's chic! I caught a glimpse of that stained glass transom window--promise me you will uncover it pronto! It's beautiful!

    Now Following--don't want to miss what else you do!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage