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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer decor on the cheap!

I'm working on making our outside more inviting since my husband and I are both teachers, we basically live for July & August. Unfortunately, with the lack of work during those months comes with a lack of paycheck! So, my summer projects have to be pretty inexpensive. This little area cost me almost nothing, which makes me love it even more!

So, I saw this post on DecorChick saying that Lowes had indoor/outdoor rugs on sale for $34. I have been searching for one, but refused to pay a ton for a rug I was putting outside! So, I stopped at Lowes on my way to work (yes, at 6:45 AM) and found the rug. I took it to the register where it rang up for $17!!! HOORAY! 

I then hit the Dollar Tree and picked up 4 bunches of gerber daisies, which I put in metal buckets left over from Caileigh's party. 

The lantern as a battery powered candle in it, which flickers! I found this a month or two ago on clearance at HomeGoods!

The sign is made by me. I used a scrap piece of wood from Hubby's work bench and used some stain I had from another project. I made the stencil for the letters & ice cream cone from my cricut. 



Linking to:



A Crafty Soiree >


Thirty Hand Made Days





 

6 comments:

  1. This is very clever and cute! I love when stuff is CHEAP and turns out adorable :)

    Happy Summer!
    Lauren

    thebadd.blogspot.com

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  2. Very nice area to enjoy!!!

    Ruth

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  3. Love the relaxing area! The sign is FaBuLoUs too! Thanks for sharing! http://craftysix.blogspot.com

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  4. Cute use of scrap wood. It looks rustic and very pretty. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  5. Thanks for linking this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  6. I don't know why I have never thought to use my cricket for letter stencils for painting!! Duh!! Thanks for the revelation!! Enjoy your summer!

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