Friday, January 6, 2012

How much does it cost to have someone design your blog?

What is the average cost to have a professional design your blog? Is it more than $100?

I have no idea what it costs but I am seriously considering it because my layout needs a serious facelift!

Here are today's "around the house" practice shots!

This first one is my little antique keys that I added to the old books on the mantel. One of my favorite things that I own! I need to get more of these. They just seem to add that little bauble-ness to anything, like room jewelry.




This one is my wire rack shelf in the living room. I'm about to have to find a new home for it becaue I got the most awesome crusty, chippy, zinc wall mounted shelves to go here. I can't WAIT to show them to you guys.


And a couple of shots of the new wire basket/shelf things I bought a an awesome antique mall up in DFW over the holidays. I'm going to mount these in my office/art sudio on the wall to keep my paints in (the room is TINY so I need to start using the vertical space).









Ok, back to my project. I'm attempting to make a metal cakeplate. I hope to share that with you soon, if it turns out presentable.
Have a lovely Friday!

♥Linsey

18 comments:

Revi said...

I'm so glad you asked that question! I was wondering it myself. Love your keys, your little rusty bird, and can't wait to see your zinc shelving!
-Revi

Holly said...

Linsey- You are creative and it's not hard if you have the tools. Do you have Picasa? It's free and easy to use. You can re-size and collage pictures - edit and do so many creative things with fonts etc. It takes time to get to know but look into it. If you do it yourself then you can switch it around any time you like. I have no idea how much to hire out. I'm a die hard DIYer at everything. Look into it. It's really fun.
Holly @ Down to Earth Style

Myric said...

Oh I love your displays especially the antique keys! Looking forward to your projects :)New follower here!

xoxo
Myric

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by Harrison Home! I love your style, love the white pitchers on the mantel... or is it mantle? And I too was spelling mantel/mantle?! hahaha

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Do you have Photoshop Elements? I am happy to help you, but clearly I'm not a pro. First step, check out a bunch of blogs, and find 3 or 4 that have layout/designs that you like, then get back with me. Let's try doing it ourselves to save you some money. Sometimes you can buy a template too, but I decided to go with my own photos.

Blondie's Journal said...

I had my blog done about three years ago and it was about $30.00. I bet it is more now. I know there are ways to do it yourself and that's what I would recommend.

Love your pictures today! The keys and the book look so cute...I am inspired to do something like this!

Happy Weekend!

XO,
Jane

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love wire stuff too. Anything wire and I am attracted to it~I had my blog done over a year ago and it was ala carte. So it was very inexpensive to have the parts done that you wanted done...

Kelly said...

Those keys tied with ribbon do add the perfect touch of bling to the vintage books. I really like those rectangular wire baskets too. That will be great storage. Can't wait to see your new shelves when you get them hung!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hello, I looked through your RT Pics and didn't see pics of my booth. I was around the corner by the Junk Gypsies directly in front of the Zapp Hall building. I do hope you come out to Urban Market, I'd love to meet you or the Red Barn Antique Show is next weekend in Round Top. Have a great weekend, Therea

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

http://easybreezydesigns.blogspot.com/ You can check me out.. I'm cheap if you want a header or button.

Ellen said...

Hi - new to your blog tonight. Love everything I've read so far and can't wait to see pics of your "awesome crusty, chippy, zinc wall mounted shelves"... they sound wonderful! :-)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

If you want a photo blog banner, I found a wonderful tutorial at:
http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/2009/08/tutorial-on-how-to-make-blog-banner.html

I am totally lost when it comes to the technical part of blogging, but I followed these simple step by step instructions and it worked like a charm. If you haven't downloaded Picasa, it's a MUST! I have very limited daylight hours for picture taking, so I often have to lighten up my photos with Picasa free photo editing.

I like your green background. It looks so fresh in this gloomy time of year!

Cozy Little House said...

I think your blog is beautiful! I love the greens. Different designers charge differently, but yes, I'd say it's in that range.
Brenda

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love your new wire shelves...bet you'll have fun filling them up :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I got all my information from betweennapsontheporch susan has a blog with lots of info and how to's at the top of her blog it says faq and lots of info in there ...she has just had a designer design her blog and she gives the name...good luck...I am a new follower

Eclectically Vintage said...

I've just awarded you the Blog on Fire award. Please check out the link to find out more about it!

http://www.eclecticallyvintage.com/4/post/2012/01/im-on-fire.html

Kelly

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Love your posts. I am your newest follower.
I had my blog designed by Shari of Little Blue Deer and she did a wonderful job. She does gorgeous work... Check out Party Resources, the Enchanted Home and others. I am a newbie and she was very patient and helpful with me. Not cheap, but worth it for me. I don't know how to post a link to it in this comment box on my ipad but if you go to my blog, her link is at the very bottom. :-).

Lois Arnold said...

I just became a follower. Love the keys. I collect them and they are a lot of fun. My daughter is really into keys and got a bunch in frames for Christmas. I like your blog look, but if you are looking for someone, you might try Karen at Valentine Designs. She has a blog http://mydesertcottage.blogspot.com and her design part is http://www.karenvalentinedesign.com. No affiliation though we are both in AZ.

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