I want to thank you guys for all of the comments on my living room. I really am happy with the look considering that I really did just put it together on a whim (And I was terribly tired too!). I wanted to touch on how exactly it was done. One comment that stood out to me was LindsB about how it look like it took forever to do this. If I’m right, she is saying that it looks like the room was pulled together over time.
Seriously if thats using what you have, I'm coming shopping in your garage! LOVE that you just pulled this together, it looks like it took forever to do this! Rock on!
When you think about it, it really did take me forever to put this together! Just a year ago, I had none of these things. For example, the brass birdcage was found a few months ago for $5 bucks! The magazines that its sitting on? Well they are from my trip to NYC for Blogfest (I just found them buried in my closet!).
The coffee table is a purchase I made from another blogger over a year ago. I paid her $60 for it after she refinished it. I’m actually going to paint it another shade of white because this is a bright white and it kind of stands out from everything else when you look at it in person.
The paper-weight is another item that I received from Blogfest. It’s by John Derian.
The lamps are from my bedroom The brass piggy bank is a recent find from a thrift store for $1.21. The Buddha is from HomeGoods two years ago. It was originally for my bedroom, but I didn’t use it in there so to the garage it went. You’re gonna see Readers Digest books a lot in my home. I love their covers so much and you just can’t beat the price of them from GW. My sister in law was at an estate sale and purchased 12or 13 of them for me for 10 cents each! Now I have at least 50 of them!
I got the mirror from GW for $20. I am planning to use it for my powder room, but it looks so good right here that it may stay for a while! The suitcases are just three of about 15 that I have! the bottom two came together for $3.53 at GW and and the smaller one was about the same price itself.
This silver bowl with the blue inside was 50 cents at a yard sale (again over a year ago!). And again, I love my reader digest books!
The orchid is not real at all! I found it at HomeGoods earlier this year and it was $4.00 because the pot is broke. The regular price was either $14.99 or $19.99. The cranes were found jus the other day for $1.21 each! I was so excited to find them! Crazy excited really!
And last but not least, the red tray that seems to be you guys favorite! I found it at J C Penny on clearance. It was like $10 bucks. I’m thinking maybe $13 or so because I remember using one of my $10 off $10 or more coupons which made it next to nothing.
I’ve always liked rooms that look like they’ve been pulled together over time. I think people fail to realize that even in design, you don’t just snap your finger and your space is done. How I pulled my space together is a great example of when you purchase things that you love, they will work together. All of these things are different and purchased at different times, but they work so well in the space. I am happy