Happy September! We just finished up talking with some wonderful crafty ladies about home decorating and easy DIY home decor crafts. I walked away with some great ideas for my own apartment, if you didn’t listen in you should listen to the recap and walk away with some ideas of your own.
If you couldn’t listen in this month, make sure you tune in to the archives!
This month we chatted with Amanda Formaro and Shalana Frisby who gave us some really amazing tips for decorating your living space. Especially since both Shalana and our Host Amy Anderson had just moved into new spaces that needed lots of decorating.
The easiest ways to spruce up your home is through making your own wall art and pillows! You can buy wood cheaply from Home Depot or pick up things from thrift stores and flea markets to put up on the walls. Pillows are so easy to make and change up too and they give any room a brand new feel without too much cost or work. What great and simple ideas!
Shalana loves to go room by room when decorating her home! What a cute idea! Each space can be it’s own separate getaway. She also loves up-cycling. Reusing items that you already have in the house is a great way to give something a fresh feeling without breaking the bank.
So we wanted to know about DIY home decor on a budget. The answer? Thrifting of course! Amanda told us that some fun pieces picked up from the thrift store and a can of spray paint can create a perfectly fun and kitschy wall statement. Amanda is a big lover of wall art, and let me tell you, she’s got me convinced too! Recycling and re-purposing is the best and cheapest way to decorate your home.
Amy told us that she never finds anything good at the thrift store. Amanda’s advice is to visit them more frequently because they get donations all the time and stuff rotates out, so you’ll always be able to find something new. Think of times when people are doing a lot of cleaning and donating – spring and fall.
We had a fun reader question from Jessica from Mad In Crafts. She asked “How difficult is it to hand those heavy signs on the wall?” Some suggestions we got were saw tooth hangers, picture hanging kits, and wire hanging kits.
Of course we got on the topic of IKEA because, you know, IKEA is awesome when it comes to cheap, ready-made home decor. We started chatting about IKEA Hackers, which is another fun blog with ideas for how you can make your furniture items your own for cheap! And really, who doesn’t like cheap?
Necessary tools for the home decor fan? Spray paint and a really good glue. And I have to agree.
We chatted with Amanda about styles and trends. Guess what’s in? Mocha and coffee colors. How perfect for fall! But Amanda made a good point, if you were following the colors trends every year, you’d be changing your walls all the time! A better idea? Try finding some old vases and using glass paint to change up the colors or making some new colored throw pillows. Accent pieces are the perfect thing you need for changing an entire room without having to paint the walls.
Shalana was our color expert and told us about using shades of grey for more modern looking home decor. If you’re thinking ahead because you’re decorating now, the Spring 2013 color trends are pastels and brights!
That’s only some of what we chatted about. We also talked about wallpaper, using wallpaper as wall part, supplies for getting your home decor crafting inspirations started, and decorating with kids in the home!
Mod Podge Prize Pack!
To enter to win the prize pack you’ll have to listen to the September edition of the radio show to get the “secret question” to answer in the comments section. It’s that easy! How can you not want an awesome sampler prize pack from Mod Podge? The prize includes our host Amy’s new book all about Mod Podge along with a huge sampler set. You know you want it! As our editorial director claims “The book is awesome!” and she’s right!
- Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
- One comment/entry per person.
- Contest closes September 15, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
- Please enter the super secret password from the radio show in the comments in order to be entered.
- Winners will be posted on this blog Monday, September 17th and notified by email
When’s the next show you ask? October 9th at 11 am EST. See you there!