Paint, accessories and wall art can add up quickly when decorating or redecorating a space. Here are ways to minimize the cost:
1. Visit your community's paint recycling center. I live close to my county's household hazardous waste/recycling center. I just have to sign in, pick out whatever paint I want, and sign out. Easy and free.
2. Curb shop or, if you're not comfortable with that, visit thrift stores. We recently found a very nice glider and foot stool for $15. Craigslist is another way of finding a good bargain on furniture. Our dining set (buffet, table with three leaves, six chairs and hutch) is vintage, in good shape and was only $150. The ReUseIt Network and Freecycle are two online free sites that sometimes have good stuff.
3. Liquid starch and fabric. This is on my list of things to try. You paint the liquid starch on the fabric and can then stick the fabric to the wall. It's like the pricey vinyl decals without the cost. The fabric peels off easily when you are ready for a change.