Spring Makeover for the Modest Budget

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Put on your work clothes, and roll up your sleeves! It’s time for a little spring cleaning (or maybe just a little sprucing up). Here is how I used 7 items to give a sleepy, winter-worn living room a much-needed mini-facelift without breaking open the piggy bank.

I might be a little behind on this seasonal transition, but I think I’m finally getting into swing of things. I absolutely adore Spring. It’s in a very close competition with Fall for being my favorite season.


Here is what I started with…



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Colors are a bit of a departure for me. I like to wear all black and decorate in all white. Color used to evoke a bit of fear in my design heart (mostly because I have indecisive and non-committal tendencies).  However, lately, I have branched out into the wonderful world of color. I am not a design expert by any means, but I have found what works best for me. Inspiration can be found anywhere. I usually choose one item that inspires me and design around it. This print by Diego Rivera was my inspiration. The different shades of yellow made me feel cheerful, so I went with it.





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With these seven items, I added a little spring cheer this living room.

  1. Decorative Pillows
  2. Faux Flowers
  3. Vase
  4. Sea Shells/Rocks
  5. Candles
  6. Curtains
  7. Place Mats

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And tadaaaa!!! We have the finished product.

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  • Curtains – Kirkland’s $32 a set (I purchased 2 sets)
  • Orange Pillows – Ross 18$ for the set

Remaining items purchased from Wal-Mart.

  • Yellow/Grey Pillows –  $10 each
  • Pineapple Candles – $4.50 each
  • Mainstay Candles –  $3.50 each
  • Place Mats – $2 each
  • Vase –  $4
  • Faux Daffodils –  $3
  • Decorative Seashells – $5
  • Decorative Rocks – $1


I’m not a design genius, nor am I made of money. If I can do it, so can you! Also, when God blesses us with resources, it is our duty as the steward or manager of those resources, to use them wisely. You don’t have to spend a lot to make your home a place that makes you smile. Be creative. Feel free to check out my Pinterest for inspiration. Get crafty (the good kind) and try something new. What are some of your favorite Spring colors? Don’t be afraid to express the ideas and personality the Lord gave you when He made you awesome! He did. He really did…

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God bless you!



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