Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New window treatments...

Last week at the condo I got a few more things completed. Those of you that have been following my blog know that I have a little condo that I am attempting to decorate  frugally," on the cheap" in an old beach cottage style. I want it to be something the family can enjoy without worrying about messing anything up and one that has a feel of the beach years ago.  I have found and drug furniture from three different states to clean, repair and paint. The dining area was my first project and I posted it here.

I am now concentrating on the master bedroom and was so excited when I found these cottage style valances for three dollars at my favorite place, the Goodwill store.

I decided to hang white sheers on each side on a dark rod to anchor the room since everything else in the room is basically white.

I painted the walls a pale yellow. Hopefully, when I go back down I will able to complete it for the reveal.

I did hit one yard sale while I was there and you guessed it, I bought more whites.

The shelf was two dollars and I plan to make it a memory shelf. I spied the cute little boxes and was thinking gift boxes for a quarter. I was really surprised  when I picked them up, they rattled. Just what I needed white napkin rings! The taupe fabric was a dollar and will make a nice runner or pillow.
I'm glad you dropped by and y'all come back!

Parties I'm linking to:
Open House Party Thursday
Thrifty Things Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Under $100 Linky Party


  1. Love the yellow/blue valances with the pale yellow walls. Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

  2. Your valence is so cute and gives you lots of colors to work with. Looks like you had a good day shopping.

  3. Hi Annette!

    I love the valance! I look forward to seeing the reveal. Have fun! La

  4. The valances are perfect for your cottage style make-over. I just love what you did with the cabinet in your diningroom!! The blue color you used for the inside is awesome!!!
    Everything is looking gooood!

  5. Love the valance and it is perfect for the coastal cottage style! Thanks for sharing this and the cute napkin rings at my party.

  6. Great finds!! I'm your newest follower! Claire

  7. Love the Valance, I seldom find such great finds at our goodwill,.
    Blue and yellow together is so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. love that sheer curtains and the valances were great finds. looks cool:)

    i am a new follower here. Care to follow back? Thanks.

  9. Wow! I love the valance. All the things you found are wonderful! Enjoy "fixing up" your condo.

    Great stuff!

  10. Love the valance idea, you are the queen of GW, great shopping!


  11. Cute finds! I love beach cottage style too :)

  12. Looks like you made some good buys :-)

  13. That valance is adorable! It looks like it was made to match your walls! Great find! And the little white shelf, boxes and napkin rings are all wonderful! Thank you for joining TTF! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

  14. Hi Annette, I'm so glad you stopped by "my place" for a visit. I've enjoyed browsing through your blog and love what you're doing with the little cottage. You may be doing it "on the cheap", but it sure doesn't look it! Darling!

  15. I love the curtains! I love shopping at the Goodwill store, too :)

  16. love the curtain top very country and very much my favorite colors

  17. Love the valance, the room looks so pretty!


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