Good Morning Lovely Etc. readers! I’m Katie, the girl behind Little House of Four. I am thrilled that Carrie asked me to share a few easy and inexpensive DIY projects while she takes time off to bond with her sweet baby boy. I’ve worked hard over the past few years remodeling, updating and decorating our home, all while staying on a budget. I strongly believe that you can love your home and make it beautiful without spending a fortune. Today I’m super excited to share our recently completed entryway and living room.
When you first walk through our front door you’ll see the plank wall that I recently completed. Can you believe the total project only cost about 50.00? It’s amazing how much a few sheets of plywood and a couple coats of paint can completely transform a space.
The table in our entryway is a HomeGoods find that I updated with stain and custom bin pulls to resemble a more expensive West Elm version. The front door was recently painted with a fresh coat of Sherwin Williams Iron Ore, which changed the whole feel of the space. The bookcase was a purchase from Target that was updated with inexpensive vinyl wood planks. It was a quick 10 minute project that cost next to nothing to complete.
Most of the decor items in the entryway are HomeGoods and clearance finds. One of my favorite items to decorate with are vintage Reader’s Digest books. I purchase them on half off days from Goodwill and love the punch of color they add to the room.
Another inexpensive update is the living room curtains. They are the exact same print as the West Elm curtain panels I loved at a fraction of the price. Out of pure luck I was able to find 4 panels at a discount home store for a mere $40.00. The length was shorter than what I would have liked, but I couldn’t pass up the price. I ended up lengthening them as much as I could by ripping out the bottom seam and making a much smaller hem.
I’ve always loved the look of authentic card catalogs, but the cost of them just doesn’t fit into my self imposed cheap frugal budget. Instead, I decided to take a cabinet that I already had and turn it into my own card catalog. It was a simple project that completely changed the look of the original cabinet. I have two young kids at home and it’s the perfect place to store and organize their puzzles, card games and small toys.
I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into my home! A huge THANK YOU to Carrie for allowing me to share with you today. I would love for you to stop by my blog, Little House of Four where you’ll find my full house tour, thrifty finds, beautiful inspiration and easy ways to update and decorate your home.