Sunday, January 30, 2011

Aw, Man....

Don't you just love it when you find something great that's also cheap inexpensive?  Well, I spotted these 20in. floor pillows at none other than Kmart.  Because I think I'm addicted to online shopping, I decided to order one...thought it would add some cute pattern to my sunroom.
(It was only $ shipping, too)

My UPS man  (who my dog waits for when she hears that brown truck come down the street-he always has an endless supply of Milkbones) dropped it off. To my surprise, I had forgotten about buying it-hence the sign of "addiction"- and I opened it eagerly...

O.K., now how can anyone in their right mind look at an order for "GREEN ZIG ZAG Floor Pillow"-that's exactly what the order and receipt said-  and come up with this? Bummer.
I guess you get a little hassle when you save a few bucks.
Off to the the post office...Peace out;)
Put a little mail order mishap in your back pocket... 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

size: XL

Extra large mirrors make such a statement...and they're much easier to find than art that you absolutely love. They can really open up the space and reflect the light in room.
  Here are a few worth remembering...
photos courtesy of Decorpad, Southern living, Winter Whites.
put an extra large mirror in your back pocket...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Workspace: the chair

As promised here are a few chairs for your budget friendly workspace...
(they are all under or well under $200)
These are from Home Decorators Collection...

a few from Ikea

and there is the classic ghost chair that Kris is coveting 

or the iconic tulip (we found on amazon)...

we hope we've helped you put a budget friendly
new workspace in your back pocket...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Work Space: The Desk

Some of you were excited about the desk in Kris' sunroom so we thought we would give you some budget friendly options to get your workspace spruced up in your own home..
a classic sawhorse leg desk...
Jen has this one from (where else:) Ikea and it was $39.99,
(there are many leg and desktop styles, colors and materials to choose from)
also love the functionality of the Ikea Expedit bookcase with desk

or a simple parsons desk
this one is from home decorators and is on sale for $149

or this one from Overstock

or the X leg desk, these are from  and are both less than $200

and these desks are what Kris found at Walmart  they cost $49 (and have site to store:),
  perfect for a small space and a laptop
( although it isn't high gloss, we are working on that, maybe a little spray lacquer?)
stay tuned for chairs for your new workspace!
put a budget friendly desk in your back pocket...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

sunroom spruce-up

So, I've said that need a space of my own. Alas, I took back my sunroom.  It has always been used by my daughter (and many neighbors) as a play/craft room.  For years it was filled with Polly Pockets, Littlest Pet Shop toys, glue sticks, paper scraps, etc.  Not to mention a faded red ticking couch and stained floral rug. As she is now a pre-teen she has become much more concerned with the computer and texting than with Groovy Girls. I had a big garage sale (don't worry still saved most of the naked Barbies) and purchased lots of basic pieces. This is it today. 
I need to find a chair...I've tried every one in our house.
The classic white slipcovered chair from Ikea (above), the banana leaf chair (below)
an industrial looking stool...
I actually think I am holding out for one of these

and here is my snazzy Lack bookcase from Ikea...
...and my new workspace Parsons desk is from Walmart...shhh.
Put a 2011 spruce up in your back pocket...
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