Parade of Homes (sponsored by Poppies at Play) Number 7

Apr 27th, 2010

Welcome to All Things Thrifty! To those that may not know me, my name is Brooke, and I’m a decorating ADDICT! I love to share my thrifty ideas, and my main goal is to prove to my readers that DECORATING CAN BE INEXPENSIVE!  I am so honored to be part of the online parade of homes sponsored by Poppies at Play.

If you are a seasoned reader, hopefully you won’t mind seeing some repeats from previous projects. If you are new, thank you for visiting! My husband and I bought our home 10 months ago, and it has been a DREAM come true for me to decorate it. If you would like to enlarge any of the pictures, please feel free to do so by clicking on the images.

I’ll start with my master bedroom! The color scheme in this room is a dark gray, light gray, white, black, and yellow. This room has been a work in progress for awhile here on All Things Thrifty. I made the decorative wall art, and if you look close, you can see that it is three dimensional. My cute hubby cut it out for me with a jigsaw!

For detailed instructions on how to make this project, go here.

The headboard was a HUGE project that was soooo much fun. I wish you could see this in person because pictures of this BIG, bad, boy, do not give it justice. It’s huge! The best part about this headboard is that it only cost me around $80.00 For more details on how I made the headboard, go here.

The yellow nightstands were so much fun to redo, if you’d like to see that process, go here.

Next, I’ll show you my family room area. The hutch was $35.00 on Craigslist, and I refinished her to fit the TV. The orange repeating design behind the tv was a stencil that I made for $4.00!

I love how open my home is. I’m super lucky to have 15 foot vaulted ceilings in my downstairs.

The window valance was a fun project, and my cute hubby helped me build it for only $29.00.

As you can see, orange is a big part of my color scheme in my home. :) The next area is my kitchen/dining room area. My dining room has mismatched dining room chairs that I found at thrift stores and refinished.

 The double wingback chair was definitely one of my favorite additions to this room.

I wanted a focal wall in my kitchen, and I wanted red, but red is quite popular, so I went for orange. :) I was so excited when it was done! For more details on how I painted the decorative swirls, go here.

Next is the guest room. We live in an area of Utah that is a pretty fun vacation destination. We LOVE having visitors!

  Would you like to see my office? I had so much fun designing this office! I used painter’s tape to create my own stencil! For details, go here.

As you can imagine, because of All Things Thrifty, I spend a LOT of time in this room!

Now onto my girls’room!

Here are my three kids! Oaklyn is six. Connelly is five, and Londyn is two! These pictures hang down the hallway. For details on how I created these pictures go here.

The next area in my home is my kids’ reading/play area. One of my favorite additions in this room was our rain gutter bookshelves.

I love this quote by Dr. Seuss, so I put it up with vinyl in the reading room.

Can’t have a play room without the toys (and a place to hide them). :) Gotta love IKEA storage bins!

Now that you’ve seen my house, hop on over to Silver Lining, the number 8 participant!


  1. Everything looks so great! You did a fab job creating a fun and cozy home for your family!

  2. I LOVE so many things about your home! What fun ideas!! Thanks for giving so many links to your projects. I am shocked that the orange patterned wall is a stencil. I really thought it was wallpaper and I was trying to figure out where you bought it! Really great projects! Your dining area is my favorite. I love that large bench in there.

    Too fun!

  3. Love all the color in your house! I am a color person too… my daughter is on this tour too(#4). We love quirky and color, and your house fits the bill. I love your dining room bench! My kitchen is orange too and I love your onange stenciled wall! Great , warm home.

  4. Gosh it's refreshing to see a blog with COLOR!!!! You go girl! I love it!

  5. I love everything about your home. It's SO fun, and graphic and colorful, without looking like a circus. Fantastic job!!

  6. Your home is stunning! I love the bright bold texture to every room and the details are so fun! You are my kind of gal! I'm house #5! Come on by for a visit!

  7. Reading room? I love it! I love the Dr. Seuss quote. One of my favorites!

  8. Your home is beautiful! I love your unique style and all of the unexpected touches. All of the color is fabulous too!

  9. What a fun home! I especially love the way you did all the stenciling. Thanks for sharing!

  10. so very cute! i actually found your blog just a few days ago and was inspired to paint my coffee table and end tables. They are solid wood but dont match any of the other wood so I thought I would just make them a fun color. I primed them with the kilz and its not very even, should I sand it or something? Im so confused! Im so NOT crafty or what you would call a painter. its just thick and I have a lot of drip spots. any advice for fixing that or and advice for avoiding that next time =)

  11. Wow you are so artistic! Luv all the colors! Those pics of your kids are great. Where did you order those from? or did you print them? I would luv to do something like that.

  12. I keep scrolling up to take another look. I am in awe of what you've done to your home. It looks marvelous. I am having a sort of obsession with yellow and avacado green. I would love for you to see my $3.00 curtains from Goodwill. I think you would like them…I just may post them in the next couple days. Love everything you've done.

  13. Your home is so vibrant and uplifting! I love all of the beautiful designs on your wall. Thank you for the tour! (I'm #2 on the tour)
    So nice to meet you!

  14. I must say you have an AHHH-MAZING home!! I love everything that you have done and I'm glad your on the tour. I wouldn't have had the chance of meeting you if not! I'm now a faithful follower!!

  15. I love, love, love your home, especially your master bedroom. Let's see if I can convince my husband to make me that fabulous piece of art yours did!!

  16. Love your style! I've featured you on Somewhat Simple before, but I need to feature you on my new site Crazy Domestic! How fun your home is!

  17. a friend just emailed me your blog. super cute style! Thanks for sharing your home and fun projects! :D

  18. wow i am speechless. i like it. i am really impressed with these home tours.. Love your creativity!

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  20. Love all the color!Your bedroom is stunning. Headboard…gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing – hope you have a fabulous weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  21. This house tour thing is so awesome. Love everything about your unique home (such good ideas!), but I have to say that I love your hair the most! Maybe I'll have to show my hairdresser and see if she can work in some fantastic colour like yours. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I love all your color!! It's so tastefully done!! Adding you to my reader :D

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