Cheap Decorating Ideas: Thrifty Thursday Week 7

It’s time for cheap decorating ideas on Thrifty Thursday! I really look forward to Thursday each week. I love finding inexpensive and fun new ways for you to decorate your house. Today’s ideas include decorative glass, furniture, custom art, and more!

Cheap Decorating Ideas

1. Turn an old bookcase into a fancy cabinet with some trim molding and table legs. It’s hard to believe that this cottage-style cabinet was once a dull, uninteresting piece of furniture.ย Bookshelf Turned Fancy Cabinet Tutorial

Cheap Decorating Ideas: Turn an old bookcase into a fancy cabinet with some trim molding and table legs.

Crafty Nest

2. It will be easy to remember everyone’s birthday with this adorable birthday board. ย This would make a great gift for the grandparents!ย Birthday Board Tutorial

Cheap Decorating Ideas: It will be easy to remember everyone's birthday with this adorable birthday board.

Sugar Bee Crafts

3. Keeping track of your child’s growth is even more fun with this cute growth chart. An added plus, you can take it with you when you move. Growth Chart Ruler Tutorial

Cheap Decorating Ideas: Keeping track of your child's growth is even more fun with this cute growth chart. An added plus, you can take it with you when you move.

Adventures in Decorating & Design

4. Wrap plain large canvases with paintable textured wallpaper and then paint them. Next, use metallic glaze to highlight the textured areas. This is an inexpensive way to cover a large wall with art. ย Wallpaper Art Tutorial

Cheap Decorating Ideas: Wrap plain large canvases with paintable textured wallpaper and paint them. Then use metallic glaze to highlight the textured areas.

Thrifty Decor Chick

5. A mixture of food coloring and Elmer’s Glue All give thrift store glass candle sticks the look of expensive sea glass. Sea Glass Tutorial

Cheap Decorating Ideas: A mixture of food coloring and Elmer's Glue All give thrift store glass candle sticks the look of expensive sea glass.

MERS Goodwill

Which one of these cheap decorating ideas do you like the best?

Peggy

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Comments

  1. 3

    Jane Giffen says

    Loved all five of the tips this week. Can totally see each one in use. The birthday board is a great idea to keep all repeating events front and center. And growth chart would have saved many a tear over leaving behind the history of a family on the moulding strips of so many houses! Thanks.

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      Peggy Pardo says

      You’re very welcome, Jane. Glad you like them. I wish I had that growth chart when my daughter was little, too.

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    says

    The growth chart is my fav! As a Navy family, it’s difficult to find fun projects like this…that we can take with us every 2-3 years! Thanks!

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      Peggy Pardo says

      You’re welcome, Vanessa! It’s definitely something you can keep for a long time! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kandy Rutherford says

    I just have to say that I LOVE your blog. That is some heavy praise because I am TOTALLY NOT a blog person. Great one! I have shared with friends.

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      Peggy Pardo says

      Thank you so much, Kandy! That is high praise indeed. Your comment made my day! Thank you for sharing it with your friends, too. ๐Ÿ™‚