Posts tagged 'cheap'
Several of this weeks posts have been about my trip to the W Hotel in Dallas for The Weekender Dallas Event. The first being my fabulous night at the red carpet party and the second being about the fun I had shopping on Saturday.
Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't have an inviting glow about your house. With all these things I've rounded up you can have the glow without the added heat, because trust me, in Texas, we don't need any extra heat. Adding a candle or lantern to a room just adds another layer of comfort and warmth, or bring votives and lanterns outside for a beautiful evening glow on your patio. By this time of the year, the fireplace industry has hit a slump due to lack of demand for heating devices, but here's the good news they start really dropping prices when summer approaches. It's kind of like buying bathing suits in the winter, or Christmas lights in the spring; you always find the best deals when things are in their off-season. Anyways I digress, instead of trying to add a glow with real wood and flame, you can add a visual glow with an electric fireplace and leave the actual heat setting off.
Happy almost Memorial Day weekend! I'm feeling some Americana decor today, mainly in the form of blues and reds. Americana decor is such a broad category and you use the theme in your home without it looking like an American flag took over. Just subtle hints here and there is all you really need. As long as you don't have an American Flag you should be fine.
A home with low maintenance offers multiple benefits. It is easy on your pocket-book and your monthly budget, and reduces the time that would have otherwise been spent in home improvement, cleaning, and maintenance projects. At the same time, it reduces the environmental impact of your home for the larger good of the planet. Even if you are not an environmentalist, your time and energy can be saved by following some simple maintenance tips.
I know, you're thinking "Shannon, it's only August! Why in the world are you posting about fireplaces?!" Well my friends, now is the time to score some major deals on fireplaces. Since summertime is not the most profitable portion of the year for fireplace companies many companies slash prices to improve sales. Also it's at this time of year when they clear out old models to make room for new ones, so many of last years fireplace models are on clearance.
Since you all have been sooo wonderful to my blog, participating in my kitchen contest, commenting on things you love, telling me when my posts stink and what not, I thought I'd reward everyone with some good deals. Here's some awesome furniture sites worth checking out and listed right in this post are the coupon codes you should use along with a recommendation or two of items to check out!
Literally one of the easiest remakes you can do is spray paint. You can spray paint just about any hard piece of wood, plastic, glass, even some metals. And brightening up your patio is as easy as putting a fresh coat of paint on something, and hey if you don't like you can always paint it back. This took all of two coats and about 5 hours to dry.