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Home Decor and So Much More! Home Decor and So Much More!

make or buy?

Posted by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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Do you find yourself buying things that fit your style or making/altering things to better suit your decor?
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yasbobari
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:03 PM
I've altered but its not something I usually do.
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butterfly-jo
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:30 PM

i'm not good at making things really...but my hubby is and so is my FIL.

for christmas last year, my FIL had my daughter (she was 11) help her make a wall plaque with hooks to hang coats / back packs from.  it is made out of iron (he is a blacksmith).  he also has made several candle holders for me with iron too.

and he also works with wood...so he built the railings for our house and has turned several bowls for us to use (both decorative and functional).

my husband does awesome leather working and he is also great at sewing.  he made curtains for our family room  (and he made me a leather purse bc i couldn't find one i like.....but i guess that doesn't count as decor)

QuiltLover
by Bronze Member on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:35 PM

 I'm not beyond altering something, but it would have to be simple. I make all of my curtains and a few other things. When it comes to having "the look" I want I will search until I find it.

armywife1229
by Member on Nov. 26, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I'll make it if its cheaper than buying it. But most of the time its easier for me to buy it on sale. 

usmclife58
by on Nov. 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM

I just buy things as they are- I am not good at the crafty.

LOswald0314
by Member on Nov. 29, 2011 at 12:28 PM

 I'm not very crafty, so buy.

lasombrs
by on Dec. 2, 2011 at 10:19 PM

i love making or redoing things. but usually cause its cheaper. I find amazing stuff i love but its always miles away from the budget it lol

charlene_kyle
by Member on Dec. 2, 2011 at 10:53 PM

 I am the least crafty person so I buy.

robertmommie
by Bronze Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:26 AM

I am getting to the point of going to do that, I just have to find the time and money for it.

CreativeMummy
by Member on Dec. 4, 2011 at 11:19 AM

I have been crafting things to go with my decor for a while now.  Here are a few pics:

before:

After:

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