Let's face it. Home remodeling and decorating can be very expensive. Even when you're doing most everything yourself the cost can add up. And when you're like me you're constantly changing and rearranging.
My goal has been to use as much of what I already own as possible. Refresh it, update it, and reuse it has been the theme. As a secondary bonus refreshing old items has also helped me to declutter. All of those unwanted furniture and decor pieces that sat in storage or that found their way to the yard sale pile are finding happy new areas in my home to be displayed.
When I began the project of styling my bookshelf (here and here), instead of heading out to Home Goods or TJ Maxx like I would normally do, I shopped my own home first.
Some old ceramic accessories received a fresh coat of spray paint. I wasn't feeling the sage green color against my new charcoal gray bookcase.
Now they'll fit in perfectly with my other white accessories.
Remember my shopping savings spree? Well the hot pink lucite and coral sculpture clearance find received an update too.
Do you shop your own home first when accessorizing?