I love to decorate but with a tight budget it is sometimes a challenge. I must say though I love the challenge! It takes a bit longer to find what I need but in the end I feel victorious....if that's a word!Ha! So with that being said I have decided to try a weekly posting called Thrifty Treasure Thursday. If I can figure out Mr Linky then I will add him. I thought we all could make a post about what we found this past week that was a steal of a deal or just something you found that you treasure. I think it is always fun to see what every body's treasures are don't you? So come on in and I will share my treasures for this past week!
I have been trying to figure out paint color and fab for the dining room. What was throwing me of was the rug that I had already picked out. I am thinking it maybe easier to pick a rug after everything else has been decided rather than before!? I do love my rug though! I think it was a good choice. I had ordered some toile and gingham fab to make some curtain panels. I got such a steal on the fab over at Fabric.Com. Two 109' panels were going to cost me $53 with free shipping! I was excited. Well that was short lived once Littliest and I visited Tuesday Morning. I had a $5 off coupon and thought that maybe there would be something. I have never had much luck there. Well low and behold look what I found!
For $30 after coupon I got a set of La Petite Ferme Waverly panels that were 98' length! They are normally over $100 if you can even find them. I almost put them back because I already ordered the fab but my gut said no take um home. I am glad I did! Keep in mind that they are only tacked to the wall right now. Then there is still that paint issue. I also will be taking the hem out of them so they make a small puddle on the floor.
Here is an up close of the subtle print. I think it is perfect for my french country theme I am trying to create in our home. They were truly ment to be mine because Faric.com said send um back he fab at no extra charge!
Now on t o more treasures! I sold our old coffee table for $50 on Sunday. Glad I did because I would not have had the money for all of these treasures! I found a gal on the local yard sale site who was redoing her bedroom and she had some fantastic items! I was only going for a few but ended up bringing home a pair of lamps with shades, a full length mirror, small topiary, large topiary and an antique rooster lamp! All together I spent only $6o on it all!
Here is a closer pic of the rooster lamp. The Hubster hates it but I am in love. So fr though I can not find a home for him since he is so large. I also need to find a shade. I actually took one off of those lamps and have it on him but not sure it goes. That and I think I may need both of those lamps for our master redo.