That has been the most asked question that I get. I have also received lots of e-mails asking about paint colors and where I find furniture. To answer these questions and others, I had planned to include a source list in my last post, Family Room Reveal, but decided to save it for next time. I had a ton of pictures to share in the reveal, so the post was a bit long and I really try to keep from getting too wordy. This post is definitely wordy!
When I am checking out other blogs, I always enjoy looking at all of the beautiful home tours and I often wonder where people shop to decorate their homes? I love to get things for less with sales and coupons and almost never pay full price! I think I am a pretty good shopper, but I know I still have a lot to learn about where to find the best deals and the go to places for pretty things for the house.
I have certainly made some mistakes over the years. One of my big mistakes were the cocktail and end tables in the family room. I do love them, but I think I could have done better on the price if I had shopped around a little more. I had a specific style in mind and was in a hurry to replace the ones that were damaged in the move. I should know better, it is always better to take your time. It’s never a good feeling to think you paid too much.
The buffalo check curtains were a big splurge at $74.50 each. But I thought, if I were to make them on my own I would need three yards at $19.50 per yard. And with a broken sewing machine I decided that buying them already made was worth the price. I added prices to the things I could remember and all of the items from Pottery Barn were either on sale or clearance.
Some things in the room are recent purchases but most have been gathered over time. The mirror was one of the first things my husband and I purchased together. It has survived five moves and has hung over the sofa in our family room for the past 15 years. I think a larger mirror would look better over the long sofa, but the mirror is sentimental so I filled the wall space with the wooden tray and wall candle holders.
So here is the breakdown:
1. Chair ($399) – Home Goods 2. Pillow – Pottery Barn 3. Pillow ($29.50) – Country Curtains 4. Panels ($74.50 each) – Country Curtains 5. Candle Holder ($16.99 each) – Carolina Pottery 6. Wood Box ($24.99) – World Market 7. Clock (you can read all about here) – Kirkland’s 8. Metal Orb ($12.99) – Carlina Pottery 9. Lamp ($24.99) Home Goods 10. Pillow – Pottery Barn 11. Pillow ($16.99) – Home Goods 12. Chair – Haverty’s 13. Cabinet ($4.00) – Craig’s List 14. Coffee Table – Haverty’s 15. Table Runner ($12.99) – Kirkland’s 16. Baskets ($19.99 each) – World Market 17. Rug ($399) – Home Goods 18. Bird Cage ($19.99) and Boxwood ($24.99) – Home Goods 19. Basket ($7.99) – TJ Maxx 20. Candle Holders – Kohl’s
1. Wood Tray – antiquefarmhouse.com 2. Candle Holders ($14.99 each) – Kirkland’s 3. Mirror – Pottery Barn 4. Pillow ($16.99) – Home Goods 5. Pillow – Kohl’s 6. Pillow ($20.99 each) – Pottery Barn 7. Lamp and Shade – Pottery Barn 8. Leather Sofa – Bernhardt 9. TV Console – (you can read all about it here) 10. Prints ($3.00 each) – Suzanna’s in Raleigh and Frames from Hobby Lobby 11. Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Ramie
My shopping skills have definitely improved over the years, but I am always working on being a better bargain hunter and smarter shopper. Where do you find the best home decorating deals?