So . . ., you've finally found the perfect place, lots of storage, nice size rooms, all the extra amenities. But, then you're told "no painting and no making holes in the walls"! You feel all your decorating plans going out the window. What can you do to make the space your own.

Well don't despair. There are many ways to get around the restrictions and limitations and I am here to share the ways I've overcome them over the past 18yrs.

I hope you enjoy my tips and will also share your own. I'll also be sharing some of my on going projects. Once again . . .

Barbe aka Bee

April 17, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #7

Hello and Happy Tuesday! : )
I'm always amazed the creativity of the many bloggers out there in blogland.  Picking only a few to feature gets harder each week.  But here we go:
The link with the most clicks is this beautiful paper wreath by Vicky at Decor & Harmony.  She is so talented and creative.  Check out the tutorial and some of her other projects.

My 'Fave for the Week' goes to Bethany of Pitter and Glink!  What she did with a few simple pieces is awesome and she includes a tutorial.  You've got to see the before of this project!

If you're looking for a great healthy and delish meal, check out the recipe for this pizza by Peg at Crazy Thrifty Crafts.  The story behind the recipe is a wonderful read also.  Yummy!

Biljana is one of my favorite bloggers with her gift for creating shabby decor.  This is such an adorable lamp and she does include a brief tutorial and pics of materials.

Thank you all for sharing your projects and taking the time to visit and link up.  I really appreciate the support and learning so much from your many talents.  If you were featured please feel free to grab a button from my side bar.

You probably remember this thrift store bed frame makeover from last month.

You know how sometimes you look at a finished project and you're just not quite content with it when you get it in the space?  Well, that's just how I felt after I put the frame in my bedroom.  It didn't look bad, just not quite the look I was looking for.  It seemed like too much of the same color and not enough contrast.  Thus I did this and I'm so loving it!

What do you think?
This look goes so much better with my accent fabric and looks better with the nightstand.
Now on to the party:  A few instructions so we all will have a good time and meet other great bloggers.

  1. Link up any of your found treasures, great buys, inspiring projects, crafts, photos, or recipes.  Please not Etsy shops or giveaways.
  2. Would really appreciate it if you'd become a follower and leave a comment so I can follow back.
  3. Please place a link on your post back to the party, either my button or text link, so others can find the party too.   This will also make it easier for you to check back and see if you've been featured!  -_*
  4. Please, try and take the time to visit some of the other links so the party will keep growing.   If you leave a comment you may gain a new follower, also.  : )
  5. You may add up to 3 links.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop and visit.   Take care . . .
I'm partying at these spots:
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Power of Paint  @ Domestically Speaking
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Thrift Score Thursday @ The Blue Eyed Owl
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty Decorating
Say G'Day Saturday @ Natasha In Oz
Overflowing With Creativity @ It's Overflowing
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter
Sleepy But Sassy Sunday @ Randee's Organized Chaos
Sassy Sunday @ Don't Mess With My Tutus


  1. I love the change on that bed frame! I think it looks better:)
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Love the teapot lamp. So cute! Thanks for hosting. I have added a link! Joann

  3. Thanks for featured my Lamp:-)
    I like your bed frame, so beautiful! Hugs, Biljana

  4. Hi Bee, thanks so much for hosting! May you have a great week.

  5. Bee, Thank you hosting! Your bed looks so good! I love the different shades of blue you used. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! When you have a moment, please stop by and check it out. I hope you have a wonderful night!

    1. Hi Sharla, your welcome. Thanks for your kind words. Wow! Will definitely check it out and thanks for the nomination. : )

  6. Love the re-redo! Your bed looks great. Thanks for the feature and I did grab a button :) Enjoy your week!

    1. Hiya Vicki. You are so welcome, you deserved it. Have a great weekend!

  7. Thanks for inviting me over. I love your redo on your bed it looks awesome! Thanks for hosting, have a great week!

    1. Thanks so much Heather. Happy you made it over. You have a great weekend.

  8. Barbe, thanks for hosting party and I do love the new look of your bed!

  9. I think the bed definitely looks better with the new paint scheme.Very nice!

    1. Thank you, Beth. The more I looked at it the more I knew I needed to make the change.

  10. I have to agree Barbe - what you did with the bed frame looks really good. :)

    1. Thanks Fern! You'll get to see it in person when you arrive! So have you been working on any more hats?

  11. Thanks for hosting! (Newest follower)

  12. Your bed looks wonderful! Thanks for the invite to the party. Have a great weekend! :)

    1. He Sheila, thank you. I definitely like it better. So happy you stopped by for a visit. Hope your weekend is going well, too.

  13. Thank you for visiting us and following Red Rose Alley. You have so many pretty flowers on here. I really like the bright red one, as it is so vibrant with color. I hope you visit us again, and have a lovely weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

    1. Hey Sheri, so glad you were able to stop by and visit. Isn't that red pretty. I looked this morning and the blooms are busting out all over! lol I'll definitely visit again.


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