Case in point:
On Friday, I went to Target, and one of the things that was on my mind (but not my shopping list) was a set of black wall shelves. I checked them out and lo and behold...a great set of four shelves was on sale. I snapped them up, took them home, and discovered they came with two picture frames!
I put them up in the office yesterday, to display some of my Snoopy items.
While I was in there, I moved my desk and baker's rack to the window wall, and I like the set-up much better already.
|Not a bad little office/music room. There's even room for|
me to eventually add a futon.
If the shelves weren't enough, I had put the idea in my head that a matching pair of wall sconces (for candles, not electric lights) would be adorable on either side of my china hutch. I looked on Amazon but decided that ultimately, it would be more fun to find something while out and about--to go hunting.
Yesterday, I met my friend Meghan for brunch in Historic Folsom, and after our meal, we wandered into some of the little chi-chi shops along Sutter Street. And of course, in one of them--one of those "Shabby Chic Vintage" shops, I found a pair of wall sconces that had me staring at a wall, blinking rapidly, and thinking, "That's it. These are exactly what I didn't know what I was looking for."
Everything about them fits right in with my decor, and I knew they'd look fantastic on my teal accent wall. (Not pictured, a plastic tray on the floor with food for my sweet house guest, Bella Blue.)
It's not even a room in its own right, but it's the world's cutest dining room.
After buying the sconces (not...outrageous, but not cheap, either...), I headed back towards Antelope, but along the way, I stopped at a little shop in Orangevale that Mom had told me about called Finder's Keepers. It was much the same as the shop in Folsom, and there, I found a marvelous metal coffee cup cutout (we're calling it a teacup in this household).
And then I stopped at JoAnn and found the adorable tea-themed prints I'd been eyeing were now on sale for 60% off and the one I loved most could be had for about seven bucks.
So now my blank kitchen wall has something pretty.
|The little pop of red is perfect, right?!|
Notice that everything I found this weekend matches my decor perfectly and fits my personality perfectly, as well.
Today, I've stayed home, because as fun as it is finding things, a lady's got to be frugal, too.