and ended in Georgia.
6 DIY bloggers
We worked together
We decorated a whole house as a surprise
we did it all on a budget.
Who were we decorating for?
A mom with 4 children
2 boys and 2 girls
this completely perfect and fantastic rug for the living room
The coffee table was brought over by Pretty Handy Girl and was one that had a special
meaning to her. We all signed the top with a welcome message to the new family.
We ended up picking up the rest of the things we needed for the rooms that we didn’t find on the sale
at stores in Atlanta- like Target and Ikea on Saturday afternoon.
Kitchen, Dining Room & Laundry room
which needed kitchen necessities more than decor
but I was up to the challenge.
Note~ I purchased the flowers out of pocket from a local grocery store- Not from the budget.
for their new home.
a set of dishes for 8
pots & pans, etc.
and the tray is a find from Jocie she didn’t need
They weren’t for sale as the store was using them for storing things but they
along with a pack of Mason jars and some other kitchen knick knacks
the dining room got the bulk of the more fun decorating and it started with this table and 4 side chairs set
that I loved instantly. I wanted original character and this set definitely had it.
The white drapes were Carissa’s drapes originally.
The drapes I purchased from Ikea were needed in the LR when they noticed one extra window that wasn’t planned for and so we played musical drapes a bit with my original drapes going to Jocie in the LR
Carissa’s drapes (these) coming to the dining room
and Carissa using a leftover white swag of fabric for her window.
We were all working as a team to give the homeowners
the best possible home- even if it meant changing our own rooms and designs to help finish another.
I was also planning on
I wish there would have been room (and extra $) for a china cabinet- it would have been perfect!
Closer look at the end chairs we found at a separate sale- for $20 each.
They were perfect and were even wearing the same vintage yellow finish as the table and chairs
They wore plaid on one side and more colorful upholstery on the other which
brought in a little bit of English cottage charm
The younger children loved these and claimed them as their spots for dinner right away.
The side dining chairs were re-covered in drop cloth
and turned it into chalkboard for the longer wall opposite the window
It truly felt so amazing to be able to do something like this for them
and to see how happy and touched they were.
the mom sang a special song for Habitat that she had written.
It truly was such an honor to be a part of something like this
and I want to send HUGE thanks to Chris and the whole GMC team for including me
and giving me the opportunity to give back in such an amazing way with my blog.
but I was not compensated in any way
and all opinions are my own.