Friday, October 19, 2007

How Do You Learn This Stuff?

Many years ago my husband and I bought a house in New Jersey. Parts of this house were over 65 years old. The house needed major improvements and rapidly started to fall apart right after we moved in. It didn't take me long to figure out that "hubby" had no interest in fixing things or working on home improvements, that became my job. So I read a lot, talked to others, watched the neigborhood guys work around their homes and purchased some tools. I asked lots of questions and learned as much as I could about everything pertaining to improving my house. I have always been artistic and continued to take classes in the local college hoping to learn as much as I could about different artistic techniques. After having three kids I realized there wasn't going to be a lot of extra money for decorating. I love to decorate, but I'm cheap. Over the years I've figured it out. I've actually saved thousands of dollars decorating my home, the "cheap" way. In my postings I hope to share all my ideas with you. Hopefully we will all learn how to decorate cheaply and tastefully together. I've pretty much done it all and everyone always seems very surprised when they see what I've done with something that most others would throw away. I'll provide pictures, information and plenty of details. All questions will be answered. I'm not an interior designer, nor do I have any ambitions of becoming one, but I can decorate on a budget and so can you. Next post: your tool box.01 02 03
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  1. You are a woman I can so relate with. Why pay full price when you can have a great looking home filled with items you got a great savings on that make your home just how you like it. Beautiful!

  2. I agree with you Becky. I have saved so much money over the years just "doing it myself".