Get Color!!

Saturday I had someone come and paint my living and dining rooms. I decided to go with Sherwin Williams "toasty" on all of the walls. It reminds me of hot chocolate and it goes great with my existing decor and color scheme.

This first picture is of the livingroom in its original state when we purchased the home. As you can see we have limited space (thank God for a family room!!).

This is the "dining" room side of the room. I will be changing the chandelier soon and I'm trying to find a dining room table that mimics the shape and color of the coffee table in the living room.

This is in the middle of painting. In the first picture you can see that only the back wall was painted in what looked like "Latte". This color that I've chosen is much more rich in appearance .

And Finally...... a little bit of the finished result! To answer a few questions about furniture and accessories: Sofa on sale at Macys (Tyler collection), vase, coffee table, and end table are from Z gallerie, velvet tufted chairs are from T.J Maxx for $99 each (my sister-in-law Deitra loves this store!) pillows from Target (my favorite store!).

color of the walls without the light on



For the past couple of years, that I know of, Target has had a section in their store right after Christmas that is basically "exotic furnishing". In past years they've called it world market and or Global bazaar. This year it is called The Home Design Event. Well, by February it is clearanced out all the way to 75% off and if you don't go in the store every morning of every day you are bound to miss it all. Anyway...... I was checking out their website and realized that there are a lot of the items remaining at great deals

Bronze floor lamp similar to some high end ones I've seen, but is currently on target.com for 37.49 (great price given that it use to be 149.99)

Here are couple of other pieces that are great buys from target.com home design event sale

Mango Floor vase for 9.99 (75% off of 39.99)

Dark Walnut pedastal table 64.99 (50% off regular price of 129.99)
I saw this one in the store and it is beautiful!!! Large woven coffee table and guess the price??????
44.99 (75% off regular price of 179.99)
I encourage everyone to check out Target's entire Home Design section and see what great finds you may stumble across!


Sale and Clearance a few of my favorite things

Yesterday was a very eventful day. Two of my sister-in-laws came over with their kids for a play date. Prior to be surrounded by nothing but screaming preschoolers, one of my sister-in-laws and I went bargain "hunting" and stumbled across a few good finds. First we discovered that a Cost Plus World Market in my area was going out of business. There we found wood screens (that would make interesting headboards) with prices as low as $60, beautiful dishes as low as $1.78 each, and gorgeous lamps as low as $42. Now of course they didn't have much, but for this one to be closing in about two weeks that was enough to make any bargain shopper excited and pleased. Later that night, after the kids were asleep from exhaustion, we met up once again for a night cap at Z Gallerie! They're not going out of business, but they do have a pretty nice clearance going on (50-75% off) and you can even purchase some of their floor items at a great discount.