My favorite broach broke and I was very upset. Then I thought about the color scheme, tied it to a black ribbon and hung it from one of the pictures in my living room. I get to see it everyday now!
I have a love/hate relationship with this sofa and wish I could properly re-upholster this ugly old thing. Since I don't have the finances to do that, I covered it with white cotton fabric that I can wash weekly since I know I will have to with two very messy children.
I found fabric and some linen napkins that I sewed into four pillows. It was less than 30 minutes of my time and $2.00 total!
I found 3 hand crocheted doilies that made me feel very nostalgic. I hung them on the wall to hide some large ugly nails and scratches that I can't get off without putty and paint.
I found these two prints that were originally 20 dollars each at Bed Bath and Beyond, but second hand I only had to spend $4.00! Just under 10 dollars for all my treasures and I changed the whole look of my living room.
Just a side note: My mom and I used to go antiquing all the time, and I forgot how much fun it is to go back in time. When things get really rough I just imagine going to up and down the little booths and get all happy. I can't wait till the next time I get to jump into my time machine!