THE LOOK FOR LESS: MASTER BEDROOM

Monday, March 23, 2009

First, I’ll be doing a GIVEAWAY this Friday to celebrate my 50th post. I’ll write more about it during the week, but be sure to stop by Friday for your chance to win!


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Remember when I came up with a plan to make a few changes to my master bedroom? Here's a refresher photo.




I already have the nightstands (purchased on clearance at the JC Penney Outlet last year for $49 each), and I have white bedding and a headboard similar to the one pictured above. So basically what I need to focus on is finding accessories to create the right look.


This pillow is by Thomas Paul and it's $100....a little bit much for me (and by a little I mean A LOT!).




I considered this option by Pottery Barn (found on Ebay). It was close to what I wanted, but the blue was a little more bold than I wanted, and I wanted to see if I could do better than $31.99.




And then I stumbled upon some lovely linen damask fabric at Hobby Lobby. It was 30% of it's normal price of $29.99 a yard, and I only need 1/2 yard to make a pillow...so I jumped on it (um, by the way...the lady at the cutting counter at Hobby Lobby may look at you a little funny when you ask for only 1/2 a yard of fancy upholstery fabric...just so you know).



I already had a pillow insert, so the total cost of this pillow? $10. Woo hoo!



I loved this wood tray(?)...vessel(?)...thingy. The one in the picture is from West Elm (no longer available), but I'm guessing it was $20-$30.




I stopped by a garage sale the other day and what did I find?





Oh yeah, wood tray, vessel, thingy. And the price? $4...YES, I said $4!


Finally, I loved this mercury glass candle holder. It was also from West Elm, and I'm not sure what the price was, but I'm guessing $20?




See this mercury looking vase?




The price? $2 on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Score!




I also bought a nice little mercury looking glass ball for $5. Combined with a candle holder I already have they look lovely.


I'll let you know when the bedroom is completely finished, but I'm loving how it's coming together so far.

20 Suburbanites Said:

adrienne said...

you did a great job finding pieces that look so much like your inspiration ones.

MeganSloan said...

Great job! In a month or two, I'll get to decorate my newly remodeled master bedroom and I can't wait! The lamps I wanted are no longer at Target, but I think I'll be able to find something similar. I wish I had a West Elm store near by! And good finds at HL... I LOVE mercury glass! I went crazy over Christmas there when their ornaments went on clearance... can't wait to see your finished room! :)

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

I think you may very well be the Queen of the bargain hunters!
Love your cushion you made for your bed - even better than the pottery barn one I think. Makes me wish I could sew.
Can't wait to see the whole thing all put together, as your inspiration board image is beautiful.

melissa said...

I love the fabric you found at Hobby Lobby and the rest of your finds are perfect~I love to see your bargains! Can't wait to see the rest of the room. Happy Monday!

jenjen said...

Wow - all of your finds are awesome!!! I am heading over to Hobby Lobby this afternoon. I collect mercury glass - I hope I can find one of those vases too!

XOXO
Jen

Marie said...

Hi there...found your blog via Simply Natural...and I luv it! Luv the color of the pillows in your master bedroom, but most importantly, luv that you impart your wisdom of bargain hunting with us. Merci!
-marie

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great job! I love your finds. I'm all about using the ideas from more expensive stores to copy with more thrifty items.

Mamaoftwins said...

Woo Hoo!!! You go girl! Your amazing at finding the deals! This room is going to look just beautiful when your done. Cant wait!

Katie said...

Excellent finds! Good job!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Shut UP with that tray!!! You scored on all of these!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Looks like it's all pulling together! I love the pillow you made. It's wonderful :0). Can't wait to see the finished product.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

You go girl! I can't wait to see the total transformation! I haven't been able to get to Hobby Lobby in a while, but that fabric is perfect. That was a fabulous find! Oh and I LOVE your post on all the grain sacks. I have been hooked on those for quite sometime...
~Misti

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I can hardly wait to see your finished room. What a great bargain hunter you are!

janet said...

wow you go girl, awesome awesome deals....love the pillow you made, just as beautiful for far less. You have found some beautiful items for a steal, i can hardly wait to see this room done, im alreay loving it.
hugs
janet

Kristen said...

Love the pillow fabric and the price!! What a great deal and find!!

Remodeling Guy said...

It cracks me up that you took a picture of the price tag! It brought home the fact that you got that for only $2 bucks which is amazing!

I love all of the little picks and I think the bedroom is going to come out perfect when it's done!

Have a great Day!

My name is Cheryl said...

OOOh, don't you love it when your plan comes together?? Things just fall in to place and Voila! Great finds at great prices. Can't wait to see your finished room.

PamperingBeki said...

Don't you LOVE Hob Lob clearance?!

Everything looks beautiful. Nice job!

queenbee said...

Beautiful accessories, I love how you did the look for less.

Lisa-Marie said...

I so need that mercury vase! My bathroom is shouting out for it. I shall be going in search of one this weekend!