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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



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

    Happy Summer!

  2. Very nice area to enjoy!!!


  3. Love the relaxing area! The sign is FaBuLoUs too! Thanks for sharing!

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

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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

  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!