Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Let the Decorating Begin!

I mentioned in my New Year's post that one of my goals for this year is to finally decorate my blah, builder-beige home. Well let the decorating begin! I've been slowly picking up a few small purchases here and there and come next week when I'm on Spring Break, I'll be adding the new stuff to my decor!

Two of the biggest items I've picked up are a solid wood dresser from a local shop here in New Braunfels for my youngest daughter's bedroom, and a great desk and bench I found on Craigslist for $50 for my middle child's room that I plan to use as her sewing table since she wants to be a fashion designer.

The dresser was already painted a lime green color that goes perfectly with my youngest's undersea decor so I just added some cute new knobs from Hobby Lobby. The desk and benc, on the other hand, need work! I'm planning to refinish them next week and I promise to document along the way.

So I have a lot planned for the next week so let's hope I can get at least most of it accomplished while I'm off from work and school.

In the meantime, I thought I'd offer you a discount to one of my favorite sources for home decor. is a great place to find home decor items at a deep discount. I scour the pages religiously in an effort to achieve my dream decor on a dime.

Here's a few things I've been looking at lately:

Armchairs - I'm particularly drawn to these:

Manchester Club Chair

Area Rugs - I love the Hand-Tufted Metro Flower Rug!

Bookshelves - I think these are so fun:

Unique Red Cocoa Wood Bookcase/Display Cabinet

And let's not forget...

Lighting -

I love the industrial look of this pendant combined with the elegant crystals:

Indoor 3-light Copper/Crystal Pendant Chandelier

And I'd love to replace our standard-issue vanity light fixtures with something like this:

So what would you buy?

Here's the discount codes:

, good for 10% off Overstock products (excluding movies, books, and electronics).
*This discount code never expires, however, it can only be used once per email address.

- free shipping promo code for electronics.

So go ahead! Get to shoppin'!

Stay Crafty!

All the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received for doing this post, however, I was provided with a discount code.


  1. Beautiful picks from Overstock! Exciting about the dresser and sewing table. I love that you got something for the future designer :)

    I really really love the industrial lighting with the elegant crystals!

  2. You have great taste and have shon me some great ideas. I must get an armchair the right ones are so comfy and I can makr it my chair and everyone else has to sit elsewere.
    yours phill at

  3. great picks!

    i love craigslist. you can always find awesome stuff.

    good luck with decorating.


  4. Oh, love those shelves and that first light fixture - too fun! :D