You guys, you guys, you guys…this One Room Challenge (ORC) hosted by Linda of Calling it Home is making me feel like the Mayor of Crazy Town! We have entered the phase of totally exhausted meets totally excited and things are getting so, so, so…real. Behind the scenes: the house is a gigantic mess. We have lost all track of time. We’ve eaten take out almost every meal save for Easter Sunday so the pounds are adding up…oh man, you guys…I can’t even talk about it. I’m running out of concealer for my racoon eyes. I haven’t worked out since the River Run. I’ve worn more paint clothes than regular clothes these past 5 weeks AND I could really use a nap. Honestly, that’s the way things are going, I don’t even know how else to describe it ha ha.
I’m not really sure if I told my mom all of this or if I sounded weepy or grumpy or what on the phone but she asked me to meet her lunch and shopping late last week. For realz, I all but skipped to the car. We made “The Loop” just like the old days before the Pickers Market closed and it was THE best day I’ve had in such a long time. I swear you guys, no one know what you need like your mom does, right? We had breakfast for lunch and loaded both of our cars with vintage and estate sale finds for the bedroom makeover. Here are just a few of the things we picked up…
The $22 desk chair
The $8.00 basket
These bookends still had the Home Goods stickers on them and we were able to score the books for $1.50 each!
This chippy picture frame set us back $3.00 and I’m sure most people overlooked it because it had a picture of a howling wolf in it but that’s the kind of stuff that can be replaced, you know?
I have NO idea who this guy even is but he’s looks totally dapper.
At the time we were shopping we weren’t really sure what to do about bed linens, so we brought home some gorgeous white napkins and tablecloths just in case we needed to make them into a duvet or pillows or something.
We always look for monogrammed linens whenever we’re out because honestly, you really never know what you’re going to find. These “S” napkins were 3 for $1.
One of the biggest requests before the makeover even started was to make the bed feel like a boutique hotel which is right up my mom’s alley. She suggested all these pillows come home with us too…
She also loves decorating with books. These are just a fraction of the books we bought.
I don’t really even know what this metal piece is, do you? It was three parts and $8 and we thought we could use it for flowers. We both loved the patina.
Speaking of patina, we found this concrete piece for a reasonable price too.
This throw is really soft…the fringe…the camel color…the $1.95 tag…whaaaa
And finally, we’re always looking for plant or succulent containers too. We’re over the moon for this trophy style cup.
I know sometimes it’s super easy to get caught up in buying everything new especially when you’re decorating a space and you just want to move things in or freshen everything up quickly. I totally get that. But there is just something about adding layers of cherished old pieces with new favorites that in my humble opinion makes a room come alive. It’s a budget friendly way to shop. You’re helping to save things from the landfill all while adding character to a space. I mean, if that’s not a win-win I don’t know what else is!
Have you guys found anything cool lately? I’m always excited to see/hear what people pick up!