1.Consignment and thrift shops are filling up
If you haven't hit your local favorites lately, do it STAT! People clear out their basements and garages to evaluate if they have enough to make a garage or yard sale worth their effort. Add to that all of the families who want to purge their extras in time to put their house up for sale, and you have resale and thrift shops overflowing with new goodies on a weekly basis.
I just scored this vanity for my daughter's bedroom at a local consignment shop. Still pondering how I'll finish it.
2. Free accessories for your home courtesy of nature.
Photos you shoot in your own backyard or at a park can be framed and used as wall art. My nephew Gabe shot these beautiful photos that I recently had framed for my living room.
Your own garden eliminates the need to buy fresh flowers for inside the house.
My cutting garden is like the gift that keeps on giving. For the initial cost of perennials, I get a summer of fresh flowers for my home year after year. Hostas are one of my favorites; they look great as part of an arrangement or on their own.
Seashells or rocks placed in a decorative bowl, a piece of gnarled wood, branches in a tall glass vessel or even a tiny vase of dandelions picked by a child can add a touch of summer to your home for no cost at all.
3. The weather is cooperating for spray painting projects.
Too cold, rainy or humid weather are a can of spray paint's worst enemies. Early spring/summer is just the time to get outside and tackle a few of those projects you've been dreaming about all winter.
Last weekend I was able to head out to the garage to turn a mirror from visually heavy to...
light and airy.
You may be just a can of spray paint away from giving that worn bedside table or dated lamp a fresh, new look. The long Memorial Day weekend is the ideal time to get started on a project to bring some summer to your home.
How will you be spending you Memorial Day weekend?