I have been updating for a while now, with new furniture and paint on my frugal budget. It's been fun to see what I have done for not too much money. One of the big things that I have done is minimize the amount of foo - foo stuff from home interiors on my walls. Like the shelves, candle holders and flowers are gone and only a picture remains. It has made a world of difference in updating.
I decided I would get a can of flat black spray paint and repaint some picture frames.