21 Feb Decorating on a dime
My first decorating task was the windows. I decided I wanted to have a scarf to add some formality to the room. I don’t know if you have every priced a scarf for your window, but they run from $50 to $200 and honestly most of the material for the lower cost ones look cheap. Also, our window is large so I needed more yardage then the standard size of 7 yards that most scarfs come in. My solution: make it myself. I purchased 9 yards of this very pretty, shiny gold fabric from Hobby Lobby for $20. I don’t have a sewing machine, so I used iron-on hem tape to make the edges. The rod was also from Hobby Lobby and with a coupon I paid $14 for it. Total cost $36.
Now what to put on the other end of the hutch? This became quite the problem because I just couldn’t figure out what to do. I had a plant sitting there for a while, but I was afraid of it making a water mark on the hutch. I don’t like fake plants, I much prefer the earthier look of dried plants, but it just looks too drab with the crystal. One day searching for ideas on how to decorate I stumbled across this photo from a wedding decorating site:
I thought, how perfect! It combines the crystal theme of the room with a more earthy feel that I prefer. I purchased the branch from Save On Crafts.com for $9.99 and crystals from Cristalier.com for $5.95 and wallah! The other half of my hutch has now been decorated! Total cost: $15.94
Lastly, I found this mirror at Gordman’s for $20. It has yet to be hung on the wall, but it goes great in the center of the hutch. I think once it is on the wall it will make the room look larger.