Refreshing the Home (Decorating on a Budget)

I love decorating and remodeling our home without spending a lot of money.  It has become a sort of a challenge for me to create a functional, yet beautiful home, on a major budget.  You’ll notice that most of my posts center around this theme of how to decorate a home on a budget.  If you love the challenge as much as I do, please follow along!

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I love our modest little home.  It’s a three bedroom, two bath house that was first built in the 1930s, but let me tell you, it’s nowhere in the state it started 80 years ago.  If you take a look at our home, it doesn’t look like a bungalow or craftsman style home (I wish) you’d except to see.

Instead, it’s been renovated (slowly, but surely) about 5 times (the 40s, 80s, 90s, and now today).  In fact, it started as a three-room home (kitchen, bedroom, and bath) built on top of an old railroad boxcar as a foundation.  Fun story, but not so fun when it comes to remodeling the kitchen that sits on top of it!

Bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, fireplaces, lofts, and lots and lots of paint have been added to this home to make it as it is today.   Much of that structural work was done by my dad (he’s pretty amazing), but now I’ve taken over and added a lot more paint, woodwork, floors, remodeled the kitchen and one bathroom, and have plans for quite a few more projects!  Take a look at some of the projects I’ve been working on to make this little house our forever home!

Click on each image to view a ton of cheap projects to decorate your home.

Upcycle and “Do It Yourself” to save a ton of cash:

DIY and Upcycled Projects

Give some love to forgotten furniture:

Refinished Furniture Projects

Remodel on a budget too:

Budget Remodeling & Home Improvement Projects

Don’t forget all those holidays:

Easy & Inexpensive Holiday Decorating

No matter what you choose, I hope you’ll find some inspiration to help decorate your home on a budget, too!