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Shopping Your Home {A Three Month Challenge} Part 1

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One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have by Our Southern Home

 

This month I have a little something different for you! Something you can join in on as well….. One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have. 

After you have removed all of the holiday decorations, you are left with a clean slate. 

A clean slate with a new year can be refreshing.

It is so easy to become complacent with our decorating. We get set in our ways and gradually become bored. Or, I do! That may mean shopping for more new stuff and spending money you'd rather not.

It's hard looking at all the beautiful photos on Pinterest and developing envy. 

 

3 Month Decorating Challenge - One space, three ways brought to you by a group of top bloggers!

 

 

Here is the challenge.

  • I challenge you to pick one space in your home and decorate it in a new way 1x per month for 3 months.
  • You can only use what you have. That means “shopping” your home. You can leave your credit card in your wallet for this one.
  • You may purchase fresh flowers. 
  • Share in our Facebook group, Decorating Entusiasts – DIY Forum. Click the link to join.{Information Below}

 

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Here was this area for fall. At Christmas, it had our Dickens Village on it. 

 

One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have by Our Southern Home

 

This chest in our family room is my one space. I will leave the mirror here. It's perfect for this cabinet. I've toyed with painting the cabinet, but my husband gave it to me as a gift many years ago, and I know it would hurt his feelings. 

My goal is to change everything out each month for 3 months including the lamp!

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One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have by Our Southern Home

 

The lamp was a Goodwill find and brought back to life with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I may repaint it soon. The fleur-de-lis was at a deep discount at a local craft store. The large silver urn was from a thrift store as well as the bird. I painted the birds white. Only one is used here. The silver cup is my son's baby cup. Needs an appointment with silver cleaner, but I don't mind the tarnish. 

 

One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have by Our Southern Home

 

The books are from my collection.  Books are fabulous to decorate with on your surfaces. They elevate smaller items,add color and interest.

 

One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have by Our Southern Home

 

The oil was on the wall in the kitchen. I removed it to hang my chalkboard menu board that I made back in August. Don't be afraid to lean art against the wall. Just make sure it is secure. The heavy fleur and books help keep it from possibly sliding.

 

One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have by Our Southern Home

 

Adding a small votive adds a little ambiance on those cold, winter evenings.

 

One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have by Our Southern Home

 

Fresh flowers don't have to cost a fortune. Your grocery store can be an excellent source. Carnations last forever and are so easy to work with. Here I cut the stems shorter so they would lie around the rim of the urn. They are meant to be used like this. I used 2 bunches here. The bunches were $4 each. Change your water often for lasting beauty. These are still looking great at 2 weeks old. 

TIPS TO SHOP YOUR HOME

  • Don't be afraid to move accessories and furniture from room to room
  • Take art off the wall and lean on a table top
  • Raid your bookcase for books to use in your vignette
  • Dining table runners can also be used in other areas of the home
  • Swap room pillows
  • Swap throws
  • Change out lamps
  • Rearrange the room for a new look
  • Use unexpected items for flower vases. A basket with a jar inside can hold flowers. Wrap a jar in fabric and tie at the top with ribbon or twine.
  • Use colorful beans, buttons, wine corks, etc. in jars and containers around candles.
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3 Month Decorating Challenge - One space, three ways brought to you by a group of top bloggers!

 

You are going to love the line-up below! We all have different decorating styles. That's what makes the world go round. Well…you know what I mean. This group gives you a little bit of everything. Enjoy! 

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Be sure to visit these creative bloggers below also participating in the Three Month Challenge! 

Our Southern Home

Artsy Chicks Rule

Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Restoration Redoux

Refresh Restyle

Top This Top That

 

We wanted to give you a chance to share your amazing decorating tips and projects and to ask questions and advice, so we have created a forum specifically to do that on Facebook. Visit the Decorating Enthusiasts page HERE to begin chiming in and sharing what you have done.

Are you ready to participate with us? You can!!! We wanted to give you a chance to share your amazing decorating tips and projects and to ask questions and advice, so we have created a forum specifically to do that on Facebook. Visit the Decorating Enthusiasts page HERE to begin chiming in and sharing what you have done.

This is where you can join the challenge and share your One Space, Three Ways as well! Hope to see you there!

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12 Comments

  1. You may use only 1 photo and a link to the post, but not allowed to copy a post and repost. Hope that makes sense.

  2. Great awesome challenge! Great tips! Christy, may I repost some of your articles at our blog? What I mean is, I wanna feature you and your blog with a linkback here at your website :). Awesome tips!

  3. You are so right about the flowers! And I love decorating with books too. Your vignette looks so pretty!! I am excited about this challenge you put together!! Can’t wait to see next months! 🙂
    xo
    Nancy

  4. Thanks so much, Shirley! I just realized that I didn’t need any more “stuff” after 25 years of marriage and decorating. Loving the challenge. Thanks for visiting!!! ~Christy

  5. i don’t realize people understand the endless possibilities of moving things around their homes and the various looks that can be achieved without spending a dime!

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