Decorating to make a Statement

Shopping my house is one of the many things I enjoy doing to help make my house a home. It not only is fun to be creative, but it’s also a very frugal way to decorate and change the look of your home. After decorating with some new found antiques, I decided to change my Hoosier cabinet.

While enjoying some of the decorating posts lately, I was inspired by the monochromatic look. It not only makes a statement when you use all one color, it also takes away the guess work, no more wondering if colors match.

After taking down my Snowmen last week, I “shopped” my home for anything white. My Hoosier cabinet is in my Dining Room, so using mostly dishes worked well. I did add 2 of my antique watering cans to the top, mostly because I just love them, but I also needed some height and they are always a good fit.

Some of the pieces that I found had some flowers or design on one side, so I simply turned them around to hide the design. The round item to the left is an ostrich egg, thinking outside the box here, I liked the shape, size and of course it was white.

On this shelf, I added a dish and 2 small plates that I bought awhile back at Goodwill for .25 cents each.

Here I started with a tea pot, a couple coffee cups and I created a unique look by simply turning a square dish upside down and then placing the other one on top.

On this shelf, I put another tea pot from my collection, a carafe and an antique metal container with a lid.

My new Facebook page is done! I’d love for you to “fan” me!


  1. I love shopping in my house. I find some great things for free.. And I just love FREE….

    Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.
    If you haven’t entered my giveaway you still have time.
    .-= lori´s last blog ..Get Your Craft On Thurs. #6 and an awesome GIVE-A-WAY =-.

  2. Happy first year! That’s awesome. I’m a big fan of monochromatic too. It looks so elegant. Thanks for liking up this morning! Always a pleasure to have you on Creative Cats!
    .-= Andy Porter´s last blog ..Creative Cats!!! =-.

  3. I love this cabinet! I wish that could come and take it and put it in my house! Great colors, very relaxing! Can’t wait to look at the rest of the blog!
    Please, stop by sometime and say hello. I love making new friends!

  4. Lovely! I enjoy *shopping* my house, too. It’s fun to redo and recreate things.
    .-= Lora´s last blog ..Just Popping In =-.

  5. LOve all that white goodness! GORGEOUS! The addition of the 2 watering cans adds a bit of funk…I LOVE that!

  6. Hi!

    Your Hoosier cabinet redo looks great! The solid white look is such a great look to give everything a fresh clean look. And like you mentioned, you can really find some wonderful bargains at thrift stores and just picking up the odd white piece of dishware!

    Have a wonderful day!
    .-= Diann @ The Thrifty Groove´s last blog ..Spring Fever! =-.

  7. I love your Hoosier cabinet! I too am shopping my home as I redecorate my home. It is almost like Christmas because some of the stuff has been packed away for a while so it is almost like getting new stuff.

    ~ Tracy
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Show & Tell Friday – A Baby Shower =-.

  8. I just love the way you continuously change up this cabinet. One day, I will be able to do the same thing. But, until my kids grow up a bit, I don’t get to do fun stuff like that. LOL!
    .-= Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog´s last blog ..WINNER: Rubbermaid Interlocking Drawer Organizers =-.

  9. I LOVE “shopping my house” for new displays – so much cheaper and a great way decluttering, too :).

    Your cabinet looks lovely!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *