Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fabric Score

So I recently acquired a few yards of some pretty awesome fabric at an even more awesome price, $4.99 per yard.  I know, I know pretty insane right?  They were purchased at a really random store that just so happened to have some fabric scraps for sale.  With that said, I couldn't pick and choose how much fabric I could get because it was a "what you see is what you get" situation but I was stoked none the less.  Here are the pics of of what I scored.

 I got the blue/green ikat for $4.99 per yard for roughly 4 yards.  I plan on making a table cloth for my bed side table and a "runner" to lay at the end of the bed to tie the two places together and give the bed a pop of  the unexpected.  By the way this still retails at Ballard Designs for roughly $40 per yard.  Total score and the ikat is oh so trendy right now.

This one is actually prettier in person than it shows in this picture.  I was able to get just about 2 yards of this and plan to make a couple of pillows for the living room to add a pop of red in the mostly turquoise and greige room.  This is a Waverly print and is on sale right now at Joann's for about $30 per yard originally $50. 

I am so excited about my bargain basement finds and will be sure to update you on the completed products.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 13

In less than one week the oh so fabulous Target is going to have their newest designer collaboration available and I am what you would call super excited.  Missoni will not only be offering up some killer clothing options for all ages but home decor items and a bike!  Here is a little sneak peek at what I've got my eye on.

Did I mention I am super excited!

Monday, September 5, 2011

I like pallets!

So what do two pallets, four casters, left over deck stain and a handful of nuts and bolts get you?  A new coffee table that's what.  We were in need of a coffee table and as always our complete lack of monetary support didn't warrant a purchase from a furniture store.  So my awesome husband quickly got to work tracking down two pallets that were in good shape, similar in size, shape and style....not the easiest thing to do we found out pretty quickly and after weeks of being completely pallet obsessed we found two that met the criteria.

Once we had our pallets we high tailed it to our home away from home, Lowe's Home Improvement, and picked up four casters and some proper screws, nuts and bolts and got to work.  Paul pre drilled holes that were going to connect the two pallets as well as the locations of where the casters were and that was about it.  After everything was attached and viewing the finished product I decided I wasn't a big fan of the "natural" wood look but didn't want to completely cover it in paint... so next best thing was the free left over wood stain we used for our deck.

All in all, it was a very easy and cheap project, the hardest part was just tracking down the pallets.  I am pretty satisfied with the outcome and it serves it purpose well.

So here's a little looky loo at the finished product...not bad for roughly $13. 

P.S. Please don't judge our completely "sad" little couch, we are in serious need of a new one but haven't found one just yet that works with the space and our budget.