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Laura

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2010-08-22

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House of thrifty decor is dedicated to helping show people creative and inexpensive ways to decorate.. their homes. Beautifully decorated homes don't have to cost a lot.

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  • Portable Back Drop Stand
    on Sep 13, 2013
    A few weeks back I received a portable photo back drop from The LA Shop.    It was such a good deal at $69 for an 8" by 10" backdrop stand.  I recently had a baby and like all new parents I have been taking a million photos of our...
  • Model Home Inspiration...Pottery Barn Knock OffTo me there is nothing better then spending a Saturday afternoon at a model home. I could spend hours touring model homes getting ideas and dreaming about future homes.  I have been know to snap a few photos from time to time so I can use t...
  • Craigslist Find...New Bar StoolsAbout a year ago I had purchased these bar stools from Kirklands.  I loved them but unfortunately they didn't fit in our new home because our counter tops were lower, we needed 24 inch bar stools not 28 inch.  I began my search of crai...
  • 10 Weeks To An Organized Home...Kitchen Junk Drawer
    on Jun 27, 2013 in 10 Weeks To An Organized Home
    Happy Thursday everyone!!  With the baby on a good sleeping schedule, I decided that I can finally tackle all those things I have been wanting to do for months.  These 3 hours in the afternoon are magic!  I don't know about you but we...
  • Our Nursery Part 3..every princess needs a chandelier right?
    on Jun 15, 2013 in Nursey Ideas Home Decor
    So the nursery is coming along slower than I thought.  Being pregnant really slowed me down and limited what I could do.  Now that I have had baby Madison I have finally been able to finish up her nursery.  I never thought in a million...
  • Our Nursery Part 2...Let There Be Pink!!!
    on Jun 14, 2013 in Nursey Ideas Home Decor
    Our nursery is slowly coming together.  We finally put some paint on the walls this weekend, so what do you think?  No more builder white.We went with Sherwin Williams White Dogwood a very, very light pink.  I think it will go really g...
  • Did someone say free landscaping!!!
    on Jun 6, 2013 in Steal of a Deal Our Home
    We bought our town home almost a year ago.  I love that we have a corner lot since we have more room to do landscaping.  When we bought the house the builder just put in minimal landscaping.  We also had tons of grass on the side yard...
  • Show Off Sunday Party
    on Mar 3, 2013
    I am so excited for this week's House of Thrifty Decor's Show Off Sunday Party!! I can't wait to see what great projects everyone has been working on.Below are a few of my favorite links from last week's Show Off Sunday Party. Isn't this a great dr...
  • Tip of the Week
    on Mar 1, 2013 in Tip Of The Week
    If you know my husband and I you know we are in love with our Cocker Spaniels, Maggie and Stewie.MaggieStewieWhats not to love? Aren't they cute?While we love our dogs we don't want our house smelling like, well a dog.  I am allergic to strong p...
  • Show Off Sunday Party!!
    on Feb 24, 2013 in Show Off Sunday Party
    I am so excited for this week's  House of Thrifty Decor's Show Off Sunday Party!!  I can't wait to see what great projects everyone has been working on.Next Sunday I’ll post my favorite projects from this week's party!Thanks for coming to...
  • Potter Barn Book Inspiration
    on Feb 23, 2013 in Paint Home Decor
    Where to find inspiration?This past July we finally bought our for now dream home.  Our move was such a blur.  I bought the house over the Memorial Day weekend all alone as my husband was still in Afghanistan.  We had just a few weeks...
  • Top 10 Favorite Stores for Thrifty DecorI get asked all the time for my top 10 favorite stores to shop for thrifty decor.  So I thought I would put together a list of my favorite stores:Home Goods I don't know anyone who doesn't love this place, it is the best place to find inexp...
  • How to Store Ribbon?
    on Feb 16, 2013 in Tip Of The Week
    This week I wanted to share another ribbon storage idea that I use.  I don't know about you but I tend to keep pretty ribbons that come off of gifts, gift baskets, or even packaging.  I also tend to have ribbon left over from different spoo...
  • Ribbon and Wrapping Paper Tip
    on Feb 16, 2013 in Tip Of The Week
    Happy Wednesday!!!As scary as it is the holiday season is around the corner.  I don't know about you but I am gearing up for all the gift wrapping I am going to do in the next few months.  Not only do I have a lot of holiday gifts to wrap b...
  • 3M Hook Tip
    on Feb 16, 2013 in Tip Of The Week
    TIP OF THE WEEKI really love the long necklaces that are in style.  But how you to store them?  And how do you to keep them from getting tangled up and ruined?  I use 3M hooks to solve my jewelry and belt problems. I love these li...
  • Bathroom Organization Tip
    on Feb 16, 2013 in Tip Of The Week
    Have you ever been digging through a bathroom drawer looking for something in the morning rush, but can't find it.  That is the story of my life every morning.  I usually can't find things in my bathroom drawers and I waste time every morni...
  • Restoration Hardware Light Knock Off...
    on Jan 26, 2013 in Knock Off Home Decor
    We have this great family room off of our kitchen where I tend to hang out and watch TV.  I wanted a great light for that room.  While my husband wanted a ceiling fan which I can't stand, needless to say I won the war.  While looking I...
  • First Stages of Our Nursery
    on Jan 25, 2013
    Now that we have found out we are having a baby girl in May let the planning begin!  For the last few weeks I have been trying to figure out what to do in our little girl's nursery.  The internet is full of great ideas.  Oh where to st...
  • I'm Back!!!!
    on Jan 25, 2013
    Well its been a while since I wrote  my post.  As you know about 2 years since my family and I moved to Virginia from sunny California.  Well in those 2 years my life has been full of new adventures, from driving cross country, to movi...
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