Okay, I just posted Week 1 yesterday, but am determined to jump in today with week #2! Click HERE to see my original post yesterday and HERE to see my original post into blogland. Thanks again Linda for the motivation to get online with my new blog.
When I was thinking about starting a blog, I’ve always wanted to do a series about finding bargains. It’s what I love to do. One of my goals in life is to never pay full price for anything. My kids love to brake for yard sales with me or to go “ghost hunting”…NOT. When they were little I was able to sell running into one of my consignment shops as going “ghost hunting”. We would creep around the store and imagine who used to own some of the stuff or if the giant plastic Santa and the sad girl in the painting come to life after the store closes. So press play on “Thrift Shop” and let’s pop some tags as I show you some of the bargains that will be found throughout Kevin’s new room.
I was lucky enough to snag this awesome Schumacher fabric from Designer’s Attic. I am currently making this into lined grommet panels that I hope to use with a DIY hardware idea that I pinned awhile ago from Simplicity from the South. I hope to have enough fabric left over to make a simple bed skirt as well.
Kevin’s bed is the top bunk of Pottery Barn’s Camp Bunk Bed in navy. Because it’s just the top it looks like a daybed.
I was so excited to see the Garnet Hill Bedding in my two colors. Using a birthday coupon, another coupon code and free shipping I got it for almost half price. I love it, but not sure about the blue…it’s a little too purple in person. I am also interested in trying this hand stitching look myself maybe with some orange yarn I already have and the back of his current quilt. Here is another example of the stitching that I saw the other day in Target.
The only thing the room really needs is a dresser that is not an old changing table/dresser with all of the ocean themed hardware missing. I really like this current craigslist option:
Okay, my favorite part is the “zhushing”!!! I found a couple of great things at Target and Home Good that you will see in the reveal, but check out this cutie…
The best part about my Vintage Lucite Turtle Magazine Rack was when I saw it on One Kings Lane valued at $1,200 and selling for $485!!!! I paid $50! He’s going to look great loaded up with colorful books!
I really want a neat collection of art in this room. Here’s what I’m thinking so far:
I snagged this painting of a French Square and love all the colors and things to look at, but the yellow submarine slipped through my fingers. My kids love the Beatles and Kevin loves to draw lately and came up with this below picture. Done!
I’ve got some other goodies up my sleeve, but it’s probably going to take me 4 hours to figure out how to join a link party so I better post this puppy now. Plus I’ve got to head out and try and pop some tags…