February 24, 2012Decorating Problems? No Problem!
By Sablemable aka Jan
I recently purchased some vintage copies of Better Homes and Gardens and found lots of decorating information that can be utilized today. In other words, decorating on the cheap!
The cover of the March 1950 BH&G
Armstrong Floors had a solution when one runs out of money (use your magnifier to read this interesting story)
The next fixit involves a fireplace makeover. I especially found this helpful as I hate my river rock fireplace and mantel and gave me some ideas!
What a difference!
The next solution is using a room for more than one purpose. For those of us that live in homes on the small size, this idea may help.
Here in the dining room, it’s used as an eating area, study, music center and even a sewing room without looking junky.
Pull-out shelving and bins are pretty commonplace today and can be purchased from Lowe’s, Home Depot and other specialty stores. But back in 1950, this was a great idea and if you like this look and are handy with tools, then Bob’s your uncle!
Now this is a novel idea for windows! Framing them!
This is not a new idea; in fact you can purchase ready-cut and finished desktops that will fit perfectly over the 2-drawer file cabinets, but back in 1950, you had to DIY. I bought my desktop from The Container Store. How about that collage? I love it!
How are your decorating improvisations, readers? Tell us about your brainstorms!