Monday, August 24, 2009

Bargain Hunting!

I LOVE... I MEAN LOVE TO DECORATE... the problem that I have is that budget that lingers over your head.... So I had this space that set empty in my front living room (You know the room everyone sees when they first walk in.... so embarrassing!) for a long time that finally got a makeover! For over 3 months I have been searching for a oversized chair to put into my space and it had to be off-white, microfiber and pretty much brand new for less then $100.00. Guess who found one! :D

Here is my new living room... where Josh and I sit every morning and have coffee and tea. Look at my new oversized chair from Craigslist for only $80.00, pillow from Fred Meyer for $7.99, and the 4 new curtain panels from Ross for only $11.99 each. They are also microfiber with the metal rings (the style I totally wanted but wasn't going to spend more then $20.00 a panel).

My coffee table was refinished recently. It used to be black but when we bought the red sofa the black didn't look good anymore so we used some paint left over in our garage to refinish. These pillows were my inspriration from the room. They were very spendy but I had to have them. They were $19.99 each at Fred Meyer... but they were a must have... And the wicker basket on the coffee table was from Ross for $9.99 on clearance. I got the sofa on clearance for $299.00 at Mor Furniture.
I didn't get all this at once but I am very good at remember prices...that is how I get my thrills is a good bargain... so with all this I spent well under $600.00 (minus the coffee table that was bought brand new and I spent way too much money on that over 4 years ago... so it doesn't count!) This space with the windows is such an awkward and small space and we used it to store our extra kitchen chairs and our vacuum.... totally looks better now!

My husband is out of town... I wonder if he will like it... Is it too girlish? I tried to think of him when decorating... good thing he really doesn't care... but I still want him to like it! :D He pretty much gives me run of the house as far as decorating... because if he had it his way all his stuff would come from Goodwill and all in the same trip so nothing would match... he just doesn't care! And don't get me wrong... I love Goodwill (the pictures on the wall next to the curtains were from Goodwill) but it isn't the place to go to redecorate your house!!!

8 comments:

Melissa said...

I love it! And no it's not too girly! It's kinda romantic!

Dea said...

Wow your living room looks great! You did well for not wanting to spend much, I hope i can get that lucky when i decorate! It looks so cozy, and straight out of a magazine!

Amy said...

I love your red couch. Red is my favorite color...which is why my kitchen is red.

I have to disagree with you though. You can redecorate your home with things at Goodwill. Spray paint, new fabric, and some TLC and imagination, you can turn ugly things into new pretties. I do...I can save more money doing it that way. :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! I love your new living room. You are an amazing talented person Mrs. Roper!!! Come do mine next please! You could make a living out of redecorating for people. Maybe we should do this together as a side business. I love to bargain shop and hunt.


Beth

WWW.JUSTINBETH.COM

Taylor said...

Looks great! I don't think it is too girly at all. Great job on the bargain hunting.

Taylor said...

I have been a bit preoccupied with some other things LOL. It's been a lot of early mornings and late nights but if you want to know what I've been up to check this site out but please don't say anything on Taylor's blog yet, I'm not quite ready for that yet LOL!

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Life with Kaishon said...

You are really good. Can you come do my living room? K, thanks! Hurry over!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! All my favorite colors and fabrics and NO, it will suit a man just fine. :) Fabulous job!

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