My husband and I moved into our apartment over 2 years ago. As soon as we moved in, we started decorating. We completely revamped everything. We were on a tight budget, but that didn't really bother me. I'm an avid do-it-yourselfer anyway!BATHROOM
We went with a frog theme.
I made huge stamps for the frogs and lilypads. I got the idea from a TV show. KITCHEN
I designed butterflies and flowers. I printed them on the computer and used wall paper paste to slap them on the walls. I handpainted the green vine.
Too cheap to buy new hardware, I used polymer clay to cover all of the existing knobs and door pulls. COMPUTER ROOM *UPDATE* http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=150378.msg1490251;topicseen#msg1490251
I begged my husband to let me buy an ugly 1970's brown shag rug covered curved chair for $5 at a garage sale.
Then I ripped it apart and reupholstered it with a pale green blanket.
I even made my own buttons. DINING ROOM
We went with an Asian theme.
We have a cool stained glass window and fabulous wood work.
We bought some inexpensive furniture from a catalog.
My husband and I sketched and painted 4 huge Chinese characters. The three pictured say "Wife" "Husband" & "Dog". The other one says "Pork Fried Rice"
I found 6 chairs at a garage sale for $30. I reupholstered them with black dragonfly fabric. LIVING ROOM
This is the funkiest room in the apartment. I especially love the wood arch between the Living Room and Dining room.
We bought dark red couches, a funky colorful rug, and a TV cabinet. Everything else came from garage sales.
We made the huge red starburst with some scrap wood and a paisley blanket.
I made the topiary from a fake Christmas tree.
My favorite thing in this room is the "Christmas Story" inspired LEG LAMP. I found the leg in my mother's basement and I knew what had to be done. I still have not found the perfect shoe, but I like it just the way it is. We even put it in the window at Christmas time.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my home. TIKI PORCH pictures coming soon!