I am sharing a wreath I made recently for a whopping $4.00! See supplies above all purchased at the Dollar Tree.
I wrapped the wreath form in ribbon and glued it in place.
I added the Sunflowers using my glue gun and tried to fashion a bow.
A finished view! I will use this for now over my Fireplace Mantle and I'm only out $4 and a little wear and tear to my fingers (watch out for those hot glue guns) !!
Remember these? My apple trees blossoming in May! We've had cooler temps and low on rain this summer (although its still managed to stay green)
Here they are today! Not quite ready, but awful close. I heard some dropping this morning and with the Hot weather and a ton of rain in the last few days we should have a bumper crop! So bumper I don't know what I will do with them all!
I'm also sharing some before and afters of our living room. The pics below were taken last summer. We had a old blue sectional couch and the fireplace needed some improving. Now comes the Blue Monday part, because my living room is awash in blue and yellow.
Here we have changed the flooring from old dingy white carpet to a hickory floor that Dan installed. This was our biggest outlay of moola with the floor costing about $1700. If we had to pay someone it would have been about another $800- $1000.
A view last summer.
The old sectional was ready to go but new furniture was not in the budget! I scoured Craigs list and hoped to find something Blue Denim but no sectionals! They aren't good on wood floors and I wanted a more cottage look.
I found the oversized chair on Craig's List and the old sewing machine for $15.00 at an auction . Dan made a new top for it, and now it works wonderfully as a side table.
Here the new living room re-arrange and update on a budget....... or decorating on a dime. OOPS.. I mean quarter! The couch and oversized chair were $200, the plaid rocker was also a Craig's List find. Almost anything made out of wood was built by Hubby!
It was very bright when I took these pics so pardon the glare.
The plaid chair was another Craig's List find and the fireplace update was done this summer. See my new fireplace screen? That was a recent find off E-Bay! My recently made wreath and a little re-arranging.