1.30.2010

1st "Shop The House" Sunday Party!



Welcome to my very 1st "Shop the House" event!

"Shop" your house (in your pajamas if you wanna!) and create something for free!

Projects can be ANYTHING,  like repurposing an item, moving something to a different room for a new look, a recycled project, painting projects, organizing projects, tablescapes, rearranging furniture...the sky's the limit.


THE ONLY RULE?  

YOUR PROJECT MUST USE ITEMS YOU ALREADY OWN. 
We're sharing projects that cost NO MONEY.  


Can't wait to see everyone's ideas for FREE decorating!

Link up and party!  
1.  Use the link for your POST, not the link for your blog.
2.  Link back to this party, with the button on the right side or a text link.

Linky will be up Saturday morning through Monday morning, to give everyone time to shop, create, show and tell!

Wanna see my project?

 
Yikes!  This is what our study looks like on a normal day.  Yeah, I blame it on Mr. FYN.

 

Okay, okay some of the mess is mine too!
More before...
The hamster has GOT to find a new home!
 
We bought this huge piece of furniture so we could shove as much as we possibly could into it and on top of it!  I think we've succeeded!

And now the AFTER...

 
The room can breathe again!

  
  
  
   
So what were my "purchases" you ask?
1.  The art hung in my master bedroom until last week's mini makeover! 
2.  The lamp was also in the master and I changed the shade to a black one I had in the closet.
3.  I found the photo of Pierce's feet and I had the frame.
4.  The bowl & all its treasures were in a box in the garage:  wooden masks from Cancun vacation, little $1 finials from Dollar Tree, a wooden key from the Natural Science Museum
5.  A reed diffuser I forgot to give as a Christmas gift!
 
  
 The lamp & chair were already in the room.  I stole a pillow from the master bedroom.

 
 Okay, so we still have some "stuff" but I definitely think it's a little neater.  It's....a....process.....
Everything was in the office, except the stuff on top of the unit, which came from all over the house!

These photo boxes were already in here, but they had really tacky "Sharpy scrawled" labels (cuz sometimes I'm lazy!)
I used Word to print words in brown ink.  Instant neat!

Now, let's see your "shopping" trip!





 



9 comments:

Its So Very Cheri said...

I don't think I gave you all of this info --I am going through my follower list and sending everyone this message.

I want to let you know that I have a BIG give-a-way starting on Sunday and it will be really fun. I am calling it SPREADING THE LOVE--cuz I love my FOLLOWERS. There are lots of gifts, from really cool vendors. Each week there will be SEVERAL winners--that is right it will be going on all month long. So you can come back each week and leave me a comment, to put your name in.

You don't have to have a blog--you can e-mail me to enter your name.

Followers get their name in once and if you have my button on your side bar your name will go in 5 more times.

If you can double check your READER to see if you are getting my posts I would really appreciate it--for some reason Google has picked on me since the start of my blog and I always end up having them not post every few weeks.

XO
Cheri

Willow said...

I love how you did the room. I would join in the fun, but my DC is still in the shop.

Willow

The Brick Cottage said...

I hope I linked up correctly--it's my first time linking up. Your office looks great! Maybe one day soon I'll try to get ours in order.

prashant said...

I am going through my follower list and sending everyone this message

Work from home India

Shellbelle said...

I love how your redo turned out, but I must say I would be happy if my studio looked anywhere near as neat and tidy as your first photo. Good thing it's at the back of the house.

I especially loved your bowl of treasures and when I read that some items came from the Dollar Store, the word brilliant came to mind.

Moving the pillow from the other room is a great reminder that when I get tired of something, move it instead of selling it at the next garage sale.

Tara Beaulieu said...

This is a really great idea and while it's 5:00 on Sunday evening when I'm reading this post, I'd love to participate in this next week if you're doing it again, so I'll be thinking on it all week long and try to come up with something clever, thanks for the inspiration! :)

southerninspiration said...

I just came over from Suburban Cottage after reading your comment, and much to my surprise you're from Katy!!! I am in Sugar Land, and go to church in Katy..have lots of friends there! How about that? I love the idea of your business and will "follow" you to gain knowledge from your expertise! thanks!

Suzanne

Tootie said...

I love your blog! Your makeover is wonderful! I like looking for treasures in someone elses trash. I'll be back. :)

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