9.27.2010

FINDING INSPIRATION: with clearance items

Last week, I had a line up of posts from some great bloggers! This week, I want to add my two cents to what they had to say!

Erika, from BluLabel Bungalow, discussed how she was inspired by her daughters outfit and used it to come up with a mood board for the room.

Well, I’ve told you that I’m inspired by anything, but what I didn’t tell you is that A LOT of times I’m inspired by clearance! Target clearance at that! You already know that I’m putting ideas together to start on Nicholas and Brendan’s room and that the plan was to use red, yellow, and black

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But then, I found these images of vintage cars at Goodwill

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So I started to rethink the colors for the space. Thinking more of blue, yellow, green, reds… Then, I started to notice that Target was putting a lot of things on clearance! So I waited just to see if anything I liked would be marked down! And guess what?

I found this rug for $39.98!

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The colors are blue, green, yellow, and orange!

Then, I went over to see if these chairs were marked down more than they were before I left for NY. Guess what?

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They were! AND I was able to purchase ONE for

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Can you see it? $17.21!!! Now that is a deal! So by now the room is already complete in my head! Like I can literally see how everything will be! But before I left, I wanted to look around and see if I could find some frames for the vintage cars and I did!

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Perfect! I wanted a large frame, but I needed it to be matted to the size of the pictures. These frames are 8x10 and matted to 5x7… SCORE! But the prices are better

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$6.48! Now, that is seriously a great deal! I wish that they were 75% off, but hey, 50% works for me! Plus the frames will work perfect with the bamboo blinds that I find myself adding to every room I work on

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Then I started thinking about lamps. I really like the lamps I used in TJ’s room. Not to mention they are on sale this week for $14! The shades come in lots of different colors. I think green may be a winner right now with yellow coming in second!

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I used the lampshade to one of these lamps in my sister’s nursery (I really need to get over to my sister’s house to see my NEPHEW Miles and finish his room!)

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Tomorrow, I will talk about the wall treatment for the room! Yes, you heard right WALL TREATMENT! Here is a hint: B&B!

Are you ever inspired by clearance?! Have you found anything at Target lately for a great price?! And how many of you saw my tweet about the $2.98 sheet SETS at Target?!?!

And one last thing, Thank You to everyone that commented and emailed me on my post from Nate Day last week! I will definitely post about my first time flying, and I will share some of the 400 pictures that I took while in NY. I love that city (I knew I would), and my husband and I are already planning a trip there together!

14 comments:

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I'm going to have to take a trip to my local Target to see what I can find on sale.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You found some great deals, particularly the chair! It is coming together, and what did I see on a tweet about board and batten?! Janell

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Wow!!! You hit the Tarjay jackpot!! Totally going there today to see what I can find!

Myssie said...

Wow, you scored some sweet Tarjay deals!! I can't wait to see the room!!

A Perfect Gray said...

babe, I am the queen of discount shopping! loved this post...

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

You really did find some amazing deals at Target. It was almost a one stop shop! Did you get any inspiration for the bedding, yet?

Sing said...

Great clearance finds. Yes I love Target home clearance. I got a wicker chest for my linens there for under $10. I was too thrilled.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

wow--$2.98 for a sheet set????? gotta got to target today!

traci zeller designs said...

Woohoo! I love Target!!

Mrs. Chic said...

your making me wanna get a Twitter account so I can get a heads up about great deals! lol :)

My Target hasn't been offering that many things on clearance lately! I'll pop in there tonight....I do love when they have frames on clearance! I got some large ones from them before for next to nothing.

Cristin @ Simplified Bee™ said...

Wow, great deals!!! I am a Goodwill, estate sale and clearance rack kinda girl too.

xo,
cristin

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Getting a great deal at Target makes my heart go pitter patter! Love that rug!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

It's all coming together beautifully. I especially love those vintage car prints- and the wall art in the last photo.

Loren said...

Thanks so much for your post on the Target clearance items! I had seen these chairs on Centsational Girl's blog and wanted them for our playroom. Thanks to you, I was able to get a pair of chairs for $17.48. We're currently tracking down another pair at another Target. I also got the table that was in your picture - it was $25. And scored a 12"x17" collage frame for $3.25. Found two silver-tone table lamps for $7.99/ea - just have to find shades for them. Our kids are very excited to have a new table & chairs for the playroom and I'm thrilled at the price. I'm the Atlanta area as well and have really enjoyed exploring your blog - love your style and projects! Thanks again!