To say that I am excited about our new little place would be an understatement! Caleb and I are ecstatic and giddy to call this beautiful place our home for the next year. Our new home is now filled with so much character, vintage charm, and SPACE. So much SPACE! I had no idea how to fill it all!
I decided to start with one room at a time and I am (almost) satisfied with the living room. I thought I would share a few photos of what I have done so far and also let you in on a few of my favorite bargains. I have certainly won myself some deals over the last few weeks. All of my favorite finds will be linked below the photos.
This coffee table pair might be one of my favorite finds. We picked the pair up at Cost Plus World market for 50% off last week. I decorated them by adding a few Anthropologie and Magnolia Journal Catalogs (you can request your own free Anthropologie catalogs here), my favorite mini volcano candle from Anthropologie, marble coasters also from Anthropologie, and a vase of fresh sunflowers. I just love the detail of the table tops, and I also think its cute that they came as a matching pair that can be layered!
One of the downsides of living in a home from the 1800’s is that the walls are solid concrete. Which made wall decor a real challenge. I managed to find a spot for a few of my favorite wall hangings. Like this Macrame Wall Hanging (similar here) and this square mirror from Anthropologie (similar here). I also added a fun floral print to a vintage frame.
In my reading nook, I paired my favorite flee market find – this fun yellow floral chair that I bought for $3 – with this marble side table that I found at Bargain Hunt. Ready for the best deals of the day?! I bought this side table for $20 at Bargain Hunt before heading to target to find that it was originally $100!!! We saved $80 on a table that is still being sold on the shelves of target. And I’m not even done yet. I also found the floor lamp (similar here & here) from Target’s new Opal House line also at bargain hunt (UNOPENED) for $25. I can’t find the original price for this one but Target sells a similar lamp for $109. You could probably safely assume at least another $80 savings. On the side table I added my favorite Opal House picture frame, a vintage plant mister (similar here), and a Coaster from Anthropologie.
And now for the textiles. Pillows, blankets, and rugs. I picked up and have collected most of my pillows from Cost Plus World Market, with a few exceptions from Bargain Hunt. We purchased this vintage/rustic pink pillow and this velvet blush pink pillow from Cost Plus World Market also for 50% off (Originally $30 & $10). You can also find the yellow velvet pillows at Cost Plus World Market. I purchased the light pink patterned pillow from Bargain Hunt for $2 at the beginning of the summer (Originally $20). We picked up the blanket at TJ Maxx for $15 (Originally $90), the rug at target, and the blanket basket at IKEA.
The reason why I say I am almost finished decorating the living room is because of this little nook. It’s not my favorite quite yet, but I will keep working on it! A few of my favorite decor pieces from this corner of the living room are this rattan tray that I picked up from Bargain Hunt (Originally from Target/Opal House), these sea grass baskets from IKEA, the many framed pictures, and my Anthropologie bowl that they unfortunately no longer sell online. If you have any suggestions on how to spice this corner of the room up, send them my way!!
You could say that the picture on the right represents how excited Caleb and I are about the savings we made by shopping all the sales… but that would be cheesy wouldn’t it? Well, let me share our grand total and you can tell me for yourself. We saved… drum roll please… a whopping $471!!!! I think we did pretty well!
But wait… Don’t leave quite yet! I still have more to tell you!!
Today’s post is also (wow, so many exciting things) a collaboration with Promptly Journals. Jayne Swallow, the creator of Promptly Journals, created her own prompted journal so that she could beautifully organize “life’s richest moments.” These journals are filled with questions, space for rambling, pages for pictures, and space for doodling. Jayne was so kind and sent a Promptly Travel Journal to me for the summer so that I could record my favorite summer moments. Thank you Promptly Journals for sponsoring today’s blog post and for adding the sweetest little addition to our coffee table! You can follow Promptly Journals here and check out their beautiful website here.
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