Monday, March 21, 2011

Fun Finds of the Day

I realize that all of my posts seem to showcase bits and pieces of each room in the house. I haven't posted a single "before" and "after" picture of an entire space. Well, there are a few reasons for this. One, since I have moved back home from college I have decided that the entire house needs to be redecorated. Not just one room. Two, my parents are paying for all of these updates so I have to present a valid argument for the new pieces that I buy. This means I am working with a fairly tight budget and adding to each room as I come across the perfect items at the perfect prices. Three, my taste is constantly changing. I like so many different styles of interior decor that it is hard to stick with a certain theme. I feel that I need a few more houses in order to capture each element that I adore. Maybe a chic country cottage, a posh Manhattan loft, a rustic mountain lodge,  and a breezy beach villa. I do plan to show all of the rooms once I am completely satisfied with their finished looks right now, my bedroom is the only one that is closed to being to that point.

Anyways, the point of this post was to show off a few items that I bought today. First, I found this horse head statue at Home Goods for $16.99. I am really loving the addition of Equestrian decor and had been looking for something like this for a while. It reminded me of cast horse bust from Restoration Hardware that sells for $199. Oh, I'm sorry, it is on sale for $159 (like that makes it reasonable). My horse statue has already found his new home on the mantle and I think that is where he is staying.
Home Goods $16.99
Restoration Hardware $159

My next interesting find came from Home Goods as well. I just love that store. I have taken the living room in the direction of neutral shades including variations of brown, gray, and ivory. I decided that I needed to add silver and gold via accessories and when I spotted these I had to have them. I am not exactly sure what they are but I am guessing that they are some type of bell because they have a "ringer" and they rang all the way home. But function isn't important because it was the look that I was after and they were perfect against the white fireplace. The smaller one was $9.99 and the larger one was $14.99.

My other find came from TJ Maxx. It was a coral piece that I had been wanting for a while. I think these are so beautiful but a lot of the ones I had previously seen were a bit large for what I wanted. This one was the perfect size and only $12.99. It is now sitting on my vanity in my bathroom. 
I am planning to go to the thrift store tomorrow so hopefully I will have some thrifty finds to share with you. Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. TJ Maxx and Home Goods are the best places for affordable decorations!