Friday, June 5, 2009

Interior Decor: Pottery Barn Style on a Wal-Mart Budget

Get to work on a summer DIY project that's affordable and fun, and hopefully it will spark your imagination to create even more DIY for your home.  

This month: Interior Decor.

So how in the world can we get Pottery Barn style on a Wal-Mart budget?  Here's some tips to get you started, and at the June 13 meeting, Brooke and Kerri will show you HOW we did it.

- Hitting garage sales, tag sales, and second hand stores is the first step to finding your treasure among the trash.  Look on Craigslist and in the classified section of the newspaper to find out what's going on in your area.

- Do some homework. Make a list of anything specific you are looking for, and how much you'd be willing to spend on it.

- Sharpen your eye: It might be tough at first to see a pieces true potential at first. Make sure you look at plenty of examples of what you want so you can easily recognize those that have potential as opposed to wasting $30 on something you think might work.

- Look for structure…not style: Upholstery and paint can drastically change a piece.

(we will have more tips for you at the meeting on June 13)

Now, go out and get started!