My Home: HELLO LOVELY {6 cheap chic finds}

April 19, 2010


Thanks so much for taking a peek today.

It seems none of us can get enough
on a shoestring decor finds,
and I go nuts for a bargain!

I had very little cash after
we built our home 5 years ago, so...

all photos by me
1.
Dining.

Hallway table (48"): $69 and ugly until I painted it Benjamin Moore White Dove
Sisal rug: $20 at Target on sale, and I painted the formerly green border white.
Parsons chairs: $8 each at a tag sale.
Art: FREE. I create these canvas panels.



2.
Kitchen.

Bar stools: $14 Pottery Barn knock-offs from Shopko.
Chandelier: $10. Yes! Ten bucks at Lowe's.



Vintage table on wheels: rescued from trash, $25 for casters via eBay.
Breakfast table: $99 new and u.g.l.y. in cherry wood before I painted it.



3.
Let-there-be-light...spending.

Chandelier: $400 via eBay. It's HUGE and dripping with femininity.
(ugh. some bulbs to change.)



4.
Boudoir.

Chaise: $200.
Lamps: $30.
Bench: $99.
all via J. C. Penny outlet


Farmhouse chair: $3 at tag sale, HANDMADE!
andcovered in $5 of Dupioni silk

vintage hamper: FREE for helping a friend with gardening/garage clean up.



5.
Bath.

all plumbing fixtures: under $50 each via eBay.
Soaking tub: $500 via eBay.
vintage Dutch cafe chair: $11 on sale at flea market.



6.
Laundry Room.

Resin shelf with dentil moulding: $5 display at Menard's.

Thanks for joining me and celebrating my frugal finds!
Peace to you right where you are.


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20 comments

  1. You have an eye for bargains, every room looks splendid.
    I love your beautiful home.
    Hugs,
    Angela.

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  2. thanks so much, Angela. the baby items you create are gorgeous!

    michele

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  3. Your home looks so clean and beautiful!

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  4. thx, sandy. fortunately crumbs don't show up easily and the floor is crumb colored you'll notice.

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  5. Your home is lovely and so airy looking with so many awesome finds/deals.

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  6. It looks fantastic and I bet you're guessing that most of us would be too chicken to go all white! It must be breath taking at Christmas...do you do all white and silver decorations?

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  7. i actually bring in pops of red, but honestly i don't do too much holiday decorating. i'm more of an uncluttered gal, so lots of white lights and a few trees!

    thanks for the kind words!

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  8. I cannot you got that chandelier for $10.00 from Lowe's. I'm shocked and delighted! Absolutely beautiful. Found you via House in the Roses. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/few-finished-projects.html

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  9. Your home is so gorgeous, and you really did a fabulous job on your luscious decor. thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo

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  10. What a beautiful home…even lovelier that you're decorating in a thrifty fashion! What fun!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  11. I hope my house in heaven looks like your house on earth:) May you enjoy it for many years to come! God bless x

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  12. Delightful walk through your beautiful home! LOVE all that white!

    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/2011/10/blood-sweat-and-tearslong-post.html

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  13. You have an amazing flair for finding great deals! Your house is so beautiful and calming.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  15. Love all of your bargains but that $10 chandelier from Lowes has to be your best find. I love your furniture...obviously not a bargain, but where did you get it? It's beautiful.

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  16. all bargains except for kitchen chairs (always a good investment)and an expensive Italian sectional in the family room! my kitchen table was $69. pieces in dining room approx $200 total.

    i like bargains!

    thanks for reading.

    michele

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  17. I HAVE ENJOY YOUR HOME SO MUCH I LOVE YOUR TASTE SO FEMENINE AND ROMANTIC NOT TO MUCH JUST RIGHT,CONGRATULATIONS YOUR HOME IS BEAUTIFUL AND YOU DID NOT HAVE TO SPEND SO MUCH ..XO...SANDRA

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  18. I love your home! It is gorgeous! You have done a fabulous job decorating it! It's such an inspiration!

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  19. Wow you got some great stuff here! I especially love that chandelier!

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