Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year New Changes

As we approach the new year.  I decided I need change ups but this year my new challenge will be to do the transformations and not spend any money.  To rediscover and use what I already have to get a new and fresh look.

After taking down the Christmas decor I decided to start the  change up a few things that were easy peasy.


I flip flopped my bedroom drapes with the living room drapes.  These are not as fufu for the living room space.

The Shabby Chic Rachel Ashwell curtains with the ruffles are better in the bedroom.  I love that I have a big picture window in my bedroom.  It lets a lot of light in and I can see out into the garden area so I really do not want a heavy cover up on this window.  So these curtains from the living room let in a lot of light.

Easy Change up just switching out curtains and getting a whole new look in each room.

I have had this old grandfather clock for years.  I got it a Montgomery Wards years ago.  It is not the real deal and it has been several colors through the years.   I have always loved this clock.  It stopped working a while back so I just did not want to part with it so this is what I came up with.

I married the clock I had hanging on the wall with the grandfather clock.  The hubby attached the wall clock  to this grandfather clock.  Easy fix and I still have both the clocks I love but now this one is working.

It was just a matter of taking the door off and attaching the new clock to the top of the grandfather clock.  Then I painted the non working pendulum and weights to shabby it up some.  Now I have a "new" old grandfather clock.

I am excited to start to transform my kitchen.  Just some fresh paint and a little cabinet up do and restyling.  I hope to start that after the first of the year.  No money spent transformations are about to begin!

Have a wonderful New Year.  Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments.  It  means a lot to me to get the feed back on my decor change ups.  I appreciate all the wonderful friendships I have made in this past year.
Kris
:)

49 comments:

  1. That needs to be my motto this year, Kris ~ no money makeovers! : ) I love your simple changes that made a big difference. I love those curtains that you moved to your living room. Great idea on the clock, too.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Love the curtain change, it looks fabulous. The clock is totally amazing, now that is what I call genius. I can't wait to see all the new changes in 2014. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I love your changes. That clock is just lovely.

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  4. You are too clever. I love the idea you came up with for the clock and what a great idea to swap out the curtains.

    We don't really need to spend money to achieve change.

    I need to get busy with changes we need to make. Steve and I are off to Santa Barbara today to visit a reclaimed wood business. We want to make some changes to our dining room table and have decided that we can do it ourselves.

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  5. Wow joining those two clocks together was Genius!!! How in the world do you come up with these ideas??? The curtain switch works great by the way.

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  6. It's amazing what a few simple switches can do to a room. I do that a lot myself. It's fun to use things in new places and in new ways. The best part is using your creativity and not your pocket book! I often think that anyone can just go buy the look they want, but few can use their resources to get the look. So, when it's done on a budget, it means more to me. I think it's a lot more fun that way too. Love that grandfather clock makeover.

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  7. your clock idea is so clever, kris! the two pieces look like they were meant to be:) love the curtain swap, too!

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  8. What a smart save for your grandfather clock!!

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  9. So gorgeous !! You continue to amaze me!!

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  10. Can't wait to see all your change-up ideas! The clock change-up was genius!!

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  11. Those were two great ideas and inspiring for the rest of us. I love the clock painted white.

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  12. That was exactly what I did in 2013, spent no money and accomplished what I wanted. Sometimes I had to wait a little longer but it can be done. I need to redo my office right now and I was searching through what I had and trying to make it work. Good for you and Happy New Year!

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  13. Love the change up of the drapes. I am envious of people that have great natural light in their homes. Meanwhile I take massive doses of Vitamin D. Great idea changing the clock. Hard to believe that clock is from Montgomery Ward - I haven't heard that name is a very long time. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  14. I guest great minds and all that Kris. I spent today switching up some bits of furniture between the sitting room and living room, and I am thinking some from the sunroom will be switched as well. YEAH ! Lets' hear it for the free redo!
    Hugs, Gee

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  15. Ahhh so fresh and so wonderful. I started taking some stuff down too. Almost done except the porch because my hubby still has to take down the lights. Love that clock Kris, real deal or not, looks awesome. I am totally into the no money makeovers this year! Happy New Year dear lady, it sure has been a pleasure getting to know you as well. I love your blog and I love your flair for decorating! XO

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  16. I love what you did to your clocks, Kris! It now looks like a European antique clock! So pretty! I'm looking for a new clock for our living room, too. I took down the JC Penney clock when I painted and it's not going back on the wall. :)

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  17. WOW, love what you did with the clocks - they look terrific. Like the drape change. I am looking forward to seeing all your changes.
    Everyone loved my "New Tote" thank you again.
    Wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year..
    Mary

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  18. simple, no-cost decorating is sometimes the best...what a fresh way to look at your home! Happy New Year!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  19. Now that was a clever thing to do with the clock…great idea and it looks wonderful!!!….I love the switch of the drapes!..
    Happy New Year to you and your family Kris!!!

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  20. Kris, what a great challenge! I know you'll come up with lots of clever ideas! The clock is one of them-it looks fantastic :)
    Susan

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  21. Love the clock...it looks great. I like what you are doing for 2014...getting a new look with using what you already have. My goal for this new year is to get brave enough to paint more of my pieces white. First piece will by a wood trunk that my hubby made for me 35 years ago.

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  22. I like what you did with the clock and the curtains!

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  23. Looks great Kris! I have been doing the same thing since the Christmas decs got put away. I've pulled out stuff I've been hoarding and am decluttering stuff I don't love or just don't fit right. Moving things to different rooms and okay, I've made a few purchases but mainly for the main bedroom which never gets any attention so I don't feel too guilty. :) I'm sure there will be a new house tour coming soon. ;) Take care and Happy New Year. Under 2 hours to go here in Australia!

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  24. Hey Kris! Loving the changes. Don't you guys take your decorations down early? Most people in the UK don't take them down until the 6th January. Mind you, by then I'm ready for a change, but because everything always looks so bear I tend to take a few things down each day so that I don't miss all the sparkle quite so much.

    Currently in the process of putting up shelves in my new craft room, and am using my FABULOUS electric mitre saw that Paul bought me for Christmas - strange present for a woman, but hey, I'm over the moon with it, and it's already making this job SO much quicker!

    Best wishes for the New Year, let's hope it's a good one.

    Judi in the UK

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  25. Love your changes already, with many more to come I bet! Along those lines, I have always 'shopped my house' and traded things around. In fact, our attic is my in-home antique shop! I drag things down from there that have been put away since we were young marrieds....many years ago! I was needing a lamp to put a shade on that I wanted to use and remembered a lamp in the attic that has been up there for years. Voila! A perfect match, with no money spent. Love those bargains. Thanks for sharing, Vicki in Louisville KY

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    1. Hi Vicki,
      I just joined your circles at least I think I did. Not sure how that whole circle thing works!!! Yep I love shopping my house too and then repurposing things. My motto for 2014 is change ups and no money spent. Have a great start to the new year.
      Kris

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  26. Sometimes the simplest changes make the most impact.

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      I agree sometimes it is the little changes the make the most impact. Love shopping the house and changing things up for the new year. Happy New Year.
      Kris

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  27. I hope to do more of that this year - use what I have on hand - both in business and my home. I have a lot of stuff in inventory and I hope to use some of it up and sell it this year to bring in more supplementary income for this family!
    I LOVE what you did to your clock - that is just beautiful!

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  28. ✻ღϠ₡ღ✻
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    `*.¸.*✻✿✿✿*`*HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 KRIS * *✻✿✿✿*`*.¸

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    xoxo from PARIS


    Joëlle

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    1. Same to you my friend. Happy New Year!!!!
      Kris

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  29. what a good idea to change out the curtains. they look perfect. what a genius idea to pair up the two clocks! I love it when I can keep using something that I like even though it needs a little changing up. can't wait to see what else you come up with.

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  30. You and your hubby seem to be the energizer bunnies of the décor world. I would love it if you could bottle it up and send me some. With a dash of creativity to go. lol I love all your changes.
    My Word for 2014 is Create. My first project for January is new flooring. We are changing our carpeting to vinyl plank because of all the pets that are living here right now.
    One last thing. Please forgive me for not emailing you sooner to thank you for my bag. I have no excuse or explanation. Just procrastination. I love my bag. I used it the first day to take the bus to my mental health appointment. It helped me as I don't often have to take a bus. It was a kind of comfort to me because of our friendship.
    Have a great year, you are loved and appreciated.
    *Smiles*

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  31. Hi Kris,
    Since your home looks like it needs nothing new, no updates, (it's really amazing), I love this idea of updates without spending money. Sometimes this is the most creative thing we can do! I look forward to more ideas. The clock idea was ingenious. :)
    -Revi

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  32. I love transformations! Clock is beautiful what a great idea! Spending no money for the new year is going to be fun to watch!

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  33. Kris, the wall clock and the Grandfather clock look like they belong together - genius and so pretty! Wishing you a blessed and creative New Year and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2014!
    Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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  34. I love the living room curtains in the bedroom. Neat that you could come up with that idea about the clocks. I am sure with your talent and creativity that everything will look so pretty when you get done decorating and changing things around and not spending any money. Looking forrward to seeing it! Happy New Year! Nancy

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  35. Love the changes Kris and that clock is gorgeous!! Happy and healthy new year, friend!!

    Cynthia

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  36. Oh I just love that clock!!! What a brilliant idea Kris!!!! I think you made a great decision on the curtains, they look lovely in both rooms. Can't wait to see more of what you'll be doing...love not spending money and using what you have!

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  37. What a great idea, changing out your curtains for a whole new look for 0 dollars! I really like the way they look in their new rooms! Changing up that grandfather clock with the ornate wall clock you have was pure genius! It's so pretty! I can't wait to see what other changes you come up with during the new year - with your creative brain, I know they'll be really cool! Thank you for much for all of your friendship this year. You make such a positive difference in my life and I am happy to call you friend! Happy New Year! xoxo, Leena

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  38. Love your switch of curtains and your Grandfather clock! But then, I love everything you do!

    Happy New Year!

    Judy

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  39. Wonderful idea on changing out the drapes Kris. Happy New Year!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  40. Your home is so pretty. It's always so much fun to change things up, especially when it doesn't cost a thing. I love what you did with the clock. Thanks for visiting and following. I'm happy to follow you as well.

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  41. Kris, Love the changes you've done to your beautiful home! Happy New Year to you and your family! Looking forward to 2014 and all your inspirational ideas!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  42. That is such a great no money transformation! Brilliant idea!

    Happy, happy new year to you friend!

    May your 2014 be bright. :)
    karianne

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  43. What a great idea with the clock, Kris! So peaceful here.

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  44. So clever!!! They married well.

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  45. Absolutely Winter White Beautiful!! You have such an amazing style Kris. Love the old house column {hee, hee}...looks fantastic in your home!
    Happy Happy 2014!

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