In the spirit of taking a break from cupcakes (and all dishes that follow) I’m sharing a different project: home decor.
Side note: I am still finding pearl sprinkles on the kitchen floor.
Its hard to believe its been 5 months since we moved to Louisiana. And we are STILL working on decor. And I do mean WE – the boy enjoys home decor as much, if not more, than I do.
I’m glad he enjoys taking part, but we have totally different styles. He loves modern, clean lines and minimalistic design. I, on the other hand, love the rustic look with old wood and earthy colors, so its been quite a challenge to pick out colors and furniture we both like. Although its all coming together, its so slow, slower than the DMV.
The dining room is only room we feel is complete. And even though its a small feat, it’s still one down!
The table, chairs and bar are all from Crate and Barrel, which is not a cheap store by any means, but they actually runs decent sales here and there, if you like saving money like I do. Also they are pretty good about sending %15 off coupons in the mail, so sign up. Every dollar counts.
The boy picked out this modern(ish) table and we added some funkiness by using two different chair styles and putting 5 chairs at the table rather than your traditional 4 or 6. I know, we live on the wild side.
We nominated the 6th chair to be a corner accent piece and stacked my cook books on it.
Our table center piece is a barrel slice made from wine and whiskey barrels. It was a little jewel I found on clearance at a discount store (can’t remember the exact one). I love getting accessories (and also cheap vegan granola and fancy coffee) from Ross, Marshals, or TJ Max. If you can tolerate the often chaotic shopping experience, you can find some nice deals at these stores.
I’m no decor expert, but I once read about the rule of 3’s. The idea is to use 3 different accessories with different textures and sizes to accent a space or piece.
I dig the rule of 3s.
Speaking of which – I, for the first time ever, broke down and bought a box of wine yesterday.
4 bottles of wine are in one box = $18. Thats as much as one classy bottle, folks.
The boy says thats when you know you’re an alcoholic. I told him, “no, thats when you know you are thrifty and smart.”
“thats what alcoholics say.”
I can’t win with that boy. But…I got a box of wine for $18 and that’s definitely a win