$20 Projects

Being a homeowner is expensive. We just hit the one year mark of home ownership and I want to start getting things accomplished! That’s when I came up with the idea for our $20 projects.  There are a lot of little projects around the house that I have been wanting to do. If I can keep them under $20 each, then why wouldn’t we get to work?!

Here’s what we have been up to…

I found this gray faceplate in the clearance section in home depot. Similar one here: Lutron Wall Plate, Stainless Steel This wall is soon going to become a chalkboard wall and I thought the gray faceplate would look much better than a white one against the black background. So far this project is at about $6 without the chalkboard paint, but I also found some magnetic primer on clearance at Target for $5!

Faceplate

Next, we added some legs to our Ikea bookcase in this project. This one got us for about $17 (we found one set of the legs in the As-Is section). We are going to tackle that space above it next!

Expedit with Legs

This last weekend, we power washed the garage door and added some hardware to give it some visual interest. We picked up the kit for $18! There are other plans in the works to add some more curb appeal to this garage. Get your own here: Carriage House Garage Door Decorative Hardware Set – Spear Style

Garage After

Our current project is our Ikea nightstands.  We bought the Rast about 2 1/2 years ago and finally decided to take on the project.  We will finish it up this week for about $13.50 each/$27 for the pair. We are on the hunt for some hardware though.

Bonus Project:  I don’t know if I would really call this a project, but for $6.50 we upgraded our light bulbs from the ugly curly-q CFLs to some simple white globes.  This should have been done a long time ago!

Bathroom light

Check back for the status of these fun projects!

 

Wish List: Bar Cart and Accessories

It seems the bar cart is all the rage, but they can be pretty costly.  Target has a new, pretty little bar cart for a steal at $129.99.  The combination of wood and brass is perfect and goes with so many decor styles.  Some of their bar accessories are not too shabby either.

targetbcThreshold Wood and Brass Bar Cart

 I love the mixed metal bar accessories from Crate & Barrel! These would go really well if you are going with a more conventional piece of furniture as your bar with a cool tray. I think we will mix in some wood elements.  Fun to get away from the traditional shiny silver cocktail shaker!

orb-champagne-wine-bucketCrate & Barrel Bar Accessories

We got these super tall stem red wine glasses for a shower gift.  Anyone recognize what show they are from? Scandal!!! If not, they look exactly like them and I am going to pretend they are the same as Olivia Pope’s!

camille-23-oz.-red-wine-glassCamille Wine Glasses

Does liquor count as an accessory? What if I don’t drink it because it’s so pretty? This bottle of Reyka caught my eye at Total Wine the other day.

reyka

Stay tuned to see how we style our bar cart!