Over the last year, I’ve been slowly adding Pottery Inspired ideas for my girls’ bedroom.  The one thing that has stretched our budget more than anything else, have been the ability to thrift and yard sales for treasures. Those items that are definitely “wants and not needs,” but that just make such a fun extra touch.
It started with these Pottery Barn window treatments I found a few years ago at a yard sale for $5
Then I found these Pottery Barn canvas prints for $5/each. Compared to the retail, it was so worth the splurge.
I took those pictures as inspiration for painting the walls, with paint that was OOPS paint picked up at Home Depot for only $5/gallon. (It looks darker in the picture, but it’s a bit lighter in person.) For absolutely no money, I copied the details from the edge of the painting onto the corners of the accent walls. This would be something easy to do in any child’s room. For boys, it could be a lightening bolt edging or curvy line. It’s just fun, and if you don’t like it, you can always paint right over it.
Using scrapbookpaper that I already had, and a frame I bought at a yard sale, I painted the frame and made this Circle Art for just the cost of the dollar wood frame.

My girls had fun making these cute, little crafts to match the theme. I bought the unfinished pieces at Michael’s  for $1/frame and 25 cents for the wood cut outs. Adding scrapbook paper and ribbon makes a fun craft to keep kids busy this summer. 🙂

Frequently, I run across many canvas organizational bins at yard sale for a few dollars. I found the pink polka dot one and the solid pink one, which sits under the girls coffee table, and holds their American Girl doll finds.
And last but not least, last Saturday, my Pottery Barn room was completed with this wonderful Pottery Barn rug treasure find.
It pays to have patience when you decorate. If you don’t mind the treasure hunt, rooms throughout your house will slowly come together and the end result will be one you are thrilled with because the creative juices emerged, and your budget stayed in tact.
I know these finds aren’t necessarily high end decorating taste, but I want to encourage all of you that you can add creative elements with only a few dollars budgeted each month.
It’s fun, and being intentional with your budget is even better.
Have you experimented with any frugal decorating ideas lately?