Tips for Frugally Decorating a Child’s Furniture

The furniture in a child’s bedroom tends to be smaller in size than a normal bedroom. Dressers hold less, beds are smaller, and even closets tend to be smaller. In a child’s view though, these items can seem enormous and are just waiting to be decorated to their liking. My first tip for finding great kids furniture is to ask around to friends and family, check out and craigslist to see if you can find things on there. Flea markets, garage sales and the newspaper are also great places to search. Even if what you find, is less than … Continue reading

Reusing What You Have: Beds

It has been mentioned before, and I will say it again, reusing what you have is one of the best ways to be frugal. Many things in our home are reusable, or can serve a different purpose than that it was intended for. Beth McHugh, who writes for the Mental Health blog here at, left a comment on the article I wrote – Reusing What You Have: Baby Stuff. She shared a really cute idea she had, where she turned a doll house into a book shelf. Not allowing her daughter’s outgrown doll house to go to waste, she … Continue reading

Altering Eyelets and Brads

Using eyelets or brads on your layouts or cards can be the perfect touch. There are a couple of different ways you can use them, however altering them to match or work with your layout seems to be the newest and latest trend. Eyelets are great to work with and can be rubber stamped, embossed, aged, distressed, or colored to match your layouts. These same techniques work for brads or any other metal-based embellishment you wish to use. Here are a couple of ways to alter your metal embellishments: If you are desiring a vintage aged look on your eyelets … Continue reading