I, like so many of you, do not just decorate on a budget for the financial benefit of it only. I do it more for the feeling of accomplishment that I achieve from making something with my own
two hands or the thrill of finding that special object that I've been hunting for for so long.
Here is a project I began last November. I had wanted to make unique pillow shams for our bed room. I had found curtains at a resale shop with bands of hearts and deers on them-just what I had wanted. The perfect matching fabric, believe it or not, was a package of painters cloth that I already
had on hand!
Fast forward to today and the shams are finished. I wasn't able to embroidery the deer in the center as I had hoped because I couldn't find any way of transferring the pattern onto the nubby painters cloth. Hopefully, I'll discover how to do this for any future projects.
Here is a closer view of the shams. They are simple, but with all the red in this room, that's what I was wanting. I only paid a couple of dollars for the curtains that I cut the bands from and only a couple of dollars worth of painters cloth. So, I think, two dollars each is about the cost of this budget project.
My friend, Dawn, is having her Budget Decorating Party and I'm joining her there today!