Did the title confuse you much? If you are here for my daily March Madness makeover, you have come to the right place! To those of you here for the Three Month Decorating Challenge, welcome to March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days as well! Thrifty makeover #26 is coming right up!
But first things first. I am involved in a three-month challenge with some super talented ladies where we all chose an area of our homes and we have to restyle it each month for three months. The catch is we can only use what we already have, besides fresh flowers.
I chose my china hutch. I usually change it up for Christmas, and after I remove my decorations and get it how I want it, it stays that way till the following Christmas! This challenge definitely helped me to break out of that rut!
This is the hutch I am referring to, way back when:
I almost sold it at our annual yard sale, but in the eleventh hour I chickened out.
As a reminder, here it was at Christmas:
And for the first month’s challenge, I kept it clean and simple with my ironstone and mercury glass:
It’s a real snooze fest now that I look back. This challenge pushed me to really change it up for Month #2:
I love the addition of the black scrapbook paper! I shopped my house for several black pieces I could use against the black damask print.
Well for month #3, I just could not bring myself to remove the paper. I still love it and so I decided to lighten it up a bit by removing all the black elements:
Notice anything else different?
I added a chicken wire door!
I thought it would be a fun change.
Now are you ready for your March Madness thrifty makeover #26?
I found this at the Good Will, and ended up paying $1 for it:
It’s hard to see here, but the glass is convex. I thought at the very least it might make a cute Christmas ornament, but instead I made this:
I originally made it to hang in my kitchen. I make six meals a week, and you know what helps to make it so much more
bearable enjoyable? I dance.
I dance like no one is home. My husband bought me a Bluetooth speaker that syncs with my phone so I keep it in the kitchen and jam while I cook! Well, my boys don’t always love my taste in music so I
always sometimes get complaints, but I don’t let them ruin my groove. Hence the need for a “Don’t Disturb this Groove” sign!
I think it looks cute hanging on my new door!
I used the same TAP paper to transfer the graphic and fabric as I used on this little chair.
And now for the rest of my hutch…
I used the same flowers from last month because they feel like Spring:
I kept the bird cages, but swapped out tea cups and hydrangeas for saucers and nests:
I also swapped out the pictures for more current ones…
I kept the ironstone. I still love how the white looks against the black.
All of my ironstone pieces are thrift store finds. I love to decorate with them.
They are sitting on crocheted place mats that I love and use everywhere. I’m not so sure doilies are in fashion, but I LOVE them. 🙂
Did you see I painted my pantry door? It used to be a dark taupe color. That was my husband’s choice, but I’m slowly eradicating it. I already painted all the crown in the living room that used to be that color too. It’s part of a ceiling project we’re working on. I can’t wait for it to be done because you know what’s next? Hardwood floors!!! Woohoo!
You can visit my friends below to see what they’ve been moving and shaking things up too!
Are you ready to participate with us? You can!!! We wanted to give you a chance to share your amazing decorating tips and projects and to ask questions and advice, so we have created a forum specifically to do that on Facebook. Visit the Decorating Enthusiasts page HERE to begin chiming in and sharing what you have done.
This is where you can join the challenge and share your One Space, Three Ways as well! Hope to see you there!
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Here are this week’s thrifty redo’s so far:
See you tomorrow!
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