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

Sunday, February 18, 2018

An Easy Way to Make Affordable Throw Pillows

The easiest and most affordable way to create custom textured throw pillows.

The other week, my daughter asked me to take her to Five Below so she could use a gift card.  As she wondered around looking at earrings and squishies I eyed up the home decor, glancing up and down the aisles to see it anything sparked my interest.   I wasn't really seeing anything, but then down on a bottom shelf I spotted a rolled up 3'x5' rug.  They had a variety of colors and styles, but I knew the black and creme striped rug would make perfect pillows for our home.   

$5 rug turned into pillow
It was thin, the weave gave it nice texture, the colors were perfect and at $5 I couldn't resist the price.  You can't even buy a yard of quality fabric for $5 and this rug was plenty large enough to make not one, but at least two pillows.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Let's Go Shopping: Walmart Edition

Find out what's new and what caught my eye on my latest Walmart shopping trip. 

It seems that a trip to Walmart has become a daily occurrence around here.  Most of the time, I'm just stopping in to buy more strawberries.  I'll pat myself on the back and give myself a high five if I make it out of the store with only the strawberries.  Other times, I'm running in for household items and end up easily distracted and wondering the craft and home decor aisles.  
Stylish and affordable finds from Walmart!
Let me take you on a little tour of my latest trip and show you what I bought and what caught my eye. 
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How to Get the Look of Aged Terra Cotta Pots

A quick and easy way to add texture and "age" to terra cotta clay pots.

Apparently, my first Monday of the month Dollar Store DIY series is turning into more than a once a month thing.  I hope you don't mind.  I do have other projects planned, but they involve cutting wood and I'd rather wait until it warms up so I don't freeze in the garage.  Until then, I have a large stash of Dollar Tree items that are just begging to be updated. 

How to easily age clay Terra Cotta pots
Since Dollar Tree now has their spring and garden decor available I thought it would be a good time to share a quick way to age basic terra cotta clay pots.   These little rustic pots are perfect for spring, but they also make great everyday decor.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway

How about a fun giveaway to start off the week?

As a way of saying "THANK YOU" I thought I would give one lucky subscriber a chance to win a few of my favorite things.  Sound good?   I find a lot of great items at HomeGoods and a local vintage market that I thought they were the perfect places to shop for some great items to giveaway. 

Favorite things giveaway

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday Favorites: A House Full of Favorites

A collection of beautiful spaces and inspiration for every room in your home! 

It's been awhile since I've shared "A House Full of Favorites" post, so today I thought I would share a few of my favorite spaces.   Pinterest is a great place to look for inspiration and I'm constantly pinning ideas and decor that catches my eye.  Mainly, neutral spaces with loads of texture, contrast and style.   Here are just a few of my favorites!
A collection of beautiful spaces for every room in your home.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Best Sources For Affordable Faux Plants and Greenery

The best affordable sources for life like artificial trees, plants, wreaths and greenery. 

I guess I'm all about answering your most commonly asked questions, because here I am answering another frequently asked question, where I buy faux greenery.  Last week, I shared the paint colors of our little house and today I'm spewing all my favorite places and sources for affordable life like plants, trees, wreaths and stems. 

The best sources for affordable life like artificial plants
I would always recommend real over faux, but if you are like me and kill every live plant that comes into your home than faux is the way to go. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Quick and Easy Dollar Tree Valentine Jars

Give Dollar Tree glass jars a mercury glass makeover then fill them with your favorite candy for an adorable Valentine gift. 

I'm not one to decorate or make cute DIY crafts or gifts for Valentine's Day, but I couldn't resist creating a quick project after spotting little red jars on my last Dollar Tree shopping trip.  I knew right away they would be perfect for Valentine's Day, so I pulled out my leftover Looking Glass spray and whipped up a quick and easy Valentine's craft. 
DIY Dollar Tree Mercury glass candy jars