Releasing the purse strings

After two no spend months, I finally released the purse strings a tad and bought some cushion covers. We are planning a budget lounge makeover over the coming months. I am going to buy a few small bits each month to spread the cost. We will replace some of the wallpaper, paint everything and get new curtains, throws cushions and a rug. We won’t spend more than a couple of hundred pounds. I’m going for an ethnic, Indian feel. You don’t need to shell out a fortune to brighten up your home.

Mr S has fitted the new wood burner, built a hearth and added a shelf. We now need to employ someone to line the chimney – this is the expensive bit! It may have to wait a bit. In the meantime I will continue to spend as little as possible!

I finally got around to buying some sharper hairdressing scissors at the weekend. I say ‘buy’ but they cost me nothing as I got them with my Boots points. Got to love Boots! The points on the loyalty card are really worth having and cutting my own hair continues to save me money. I will get a professional cut next time I think but won’t bother with the blow dry to save a bit of cash.

Tired this week. Thank heavens it’s almost the weekend. Until tomorrow 😀.

4 thoughts on “Releasing the purse strings

  1. Elizabeth

    Mr. S sounds very handy. I know it will turn out great when all is done. I need to replace windows, flooring, cabinets and paint and keep putting it all off…

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  2. Margaret Powling

    Those are really lovely cushion covers, they look like silk? You are quite right, you don’t need to spend a fortune to brighten up a room. The best way is a lick of paint for the woodwork I think, fresh cushions, and having the windows clean. Even a change of ornaments, books, magazines, pictures, can give a room a lift, and always – well, if finances allow – a bunch of fresh flowers (I’m not keen on silk ones regardless of how life-like they are.)
    Margaret P

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  3. Eloise

    They are very attractive cushions and will fit an ethnic look perfectly. Do show us what else you get. I like to change my living room about every 18 months or so and here is how I do it and very little cost and taking very little time. I have a neutral basic colour scheme for suite and curtains with a slightly darker but still quite neutral carpet. In two large containers I store cushions, a throw and coloured ornaments. One box is for a green theme and the other contains the items for a terracotta scheme. I am currently putting together a purple/wine scheme – only a couple of items so far. Once I have all the bits I want – I am aiming for autumn this year, I shall put away the current terracotta pieces until I fancy them again. Fresh flowers – I love them and try, when there is something available, to supplement them with a few bits from the garden.

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