Five Thrifty Home Projects for 2014


Thrifty Home Projects

Anyone else all spent up after Christmas? January is a frugal month in our house, as we look to save some pennies post-festive indulgence. But, having just moved into a new home, I’m not quite ready to hang up my purse and relinquish the home shopping budget completely. With that in mind, I’ve been browsing some thrifty decor options for 2014.

Here are 5 brilliantly simple and inventive ways to add some style to your home this year without blowing a huge budget.

create your own drawer dividers

I’m vowing to get organised as we get to work on creating a perfect office in our new home. Out with the ugly filing cabinet and mismatched folders and in with a sense of calm order. These pretty homemade drawer dividers over at Heart Handmade UK are a brilliant inspiration.

drawer organisers

make your own utensils holders

Create a mixture of different textures by using old tins as utensils holders, or spray them with spray paint for a more polished effect. Check out Mary Poppins for some creative ideas when it comes to kitchen storage.


I love this vintage child’s cooker featured at H is for Home. It would make a great talking point in the corner of your real kitchen or dining room space. You would definitely win points in the unique stakes for this one!

Vintage Helliger Oven

make your own banner

January seems like the perfect time to pin your resolutions (literally) to the wall. Why not make your own resolution banner like the one featured at Breathe Happiness? It’s a fun way to add some interest to a bare wall and it doesn’t even involve sewing. I call that a win.

garlands aren’t just for christmas

If your halls are looking a bit empty without all that festive decking, then how about making a garland that will work all year round? These ideas at Growing Spaces are bright, bold and exceptionally creative. Just what we need to get inspired again in a long, cold and dark month!




[Photo credits: Shutterstock, Heart Handmade UK  H is for Home and Growing Spaces]


Sally is a journalist and editor based in Lytham, Lancashire. When she isn't blogging at Who's the Mummy, she is generally spending time with her 10-year-old daughter, Flea, or her abominably behaved puppy, Teddy.

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