Little House of Four - Creating a beautiful home, one thrifty project at a time.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

High Contrast, Dark and Moody Bedroom Update



A dark and moody bedroom update with Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore!


I'm no stranger to painting our doors, windows and walls dark, so it should be of no surprise that I went dark and moody in our master bedroom too.   It's definetely moving in a slightly different direction than the mood board I shared, but I'm loving how this space is evolving. 

dark and moody, high contrast, shwerin-williams iron ore, bedroom

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Neutral Favorites: Affordable Decor for a Stylish Home



Beautiful neutral decor for creating a stylish and high contrast home.  


It's no surprise that I love decorating my home with neutral decor, especially black, white and wood tones.  Keeping things neutral allows me to shop my home and switch things up from room to room without spending a dime.  Throws, pillows, mirrors and small decor are all great items to swap out and move around when spaces feel stale and boring.   

Neutral decor, vintage modern bathroom

Sunday, October 8, 2017

How to Decorate a Scary Halloween Home for Less

Tips and Tricks for creating a spooky Halloween home on a budget!


I love swapping out decor and decorating my home for the changing seasons, but Halloween is definetely the time of year I have the most fun decking out my home.  From thrift store finds to easy DIY projects and printables, it's also the easiest holiday to decorate without spending a ton of money.

Today, I'm not only sharing my spooky entryway, but I'm also sharing my favorite tips and ideas for creating a scary Halloween home for less.

Awesome tips and ideas for decorating a spooky Halloween home for less!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How to Make a Stainless and Wood Tiered Organizer


Thrift store stainless bowls and wood candle stick pieces come together to make a perfect two tier organizer. 


I love the thrill of a hunt and always have my eye out for inexpensive items to update or use in future projects.  It's not uncommon for me to dig through thrift store shelves or scour Hobby Lobby looking for random hardware, wood pieces, and other unique items to update or have on hand for when an idea strikes.  

How to Make a Stainless and Wood Tiered Organizer.

On one of my latest Goodwill trips two stainless bowls struck an idea and I knew they would make the perfect tiered tray paired with candle stick pieces I had bought a few months prior.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkins made from Dollar Tree Storage Jars


Dollar Tree storage jars are turned into perfect painted pumpkins! 


It's the first Monday of the month and time for another Dollar Store DIY!  Since it's officially fall AND October I thought I would do a little pumpkin project for this month's Dollar Tree makeover.  Nothing says fall more than cool evenings, falling leaves and pumpkins, right?
 Easily turn Dollar Tree storage jars into perfectly painted pumpkins!
If you saw my Dollar Tree video on Facebook the other week than you might recognize these little glass jars.  As soon as I saw them at Dollar Tree I knew right away the lines were perfect for pumpkins.   All they needed was a little orange paint, antiquing wax and a stem! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

T.J. Maxx Finds & Shopping Secrets

Happy Friday!

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this, but I just found out that you can shop T.J. Maxx online!!!  How did I not know this???  I blame it on the fact that I have FIVE HomeGoods and THREE T.J. Maxx stores within 30 minutes from my house.  Who needs to shop online when you can head straight to the store?  Don't tell my husband, but I'm usually in one of our local stores at least once a week.  You have to shop often to get the best deals, right?

Regardless if I shop online or in store, I definetely buy my fair share of decor (and clothes!) from T.J. Maxx.

Do you remember my fall mudroom?

T.J. Maxx items in a mudroom
The pillow, throw and orange pumpkin were all purchased from T.J.Maxx. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How to Get an Aged Look with Paint


Dollar Tree storage jars get the perfect aged industrial look with the help of paint!


Do you follow me on Facebook?  A few weeks ago I shared a mini Dollar Tree haul and they included these cute little glass jars.  I have a thing for storage jars and containers, so of course as soon as I spotted them I knew I had to bring a few home. They were nice as is, but with the help of paint I easily turned them into the perfect aged industrial storage.
DIY Dollar Tree industrial storage jars