With the amount of current “virtual” tools available (Pinterest, Google, blogs, etc) it’s super simple to search for tips, ideas, and design DIY’s. Type in just a few words in your tool bar and poof…you have oodles of information at your fingertips.
But I find myself hanging onto the old days cause I still like to browse the good old fashioned paper magazines. I don’t subscribe to as many as I used to but there is one for sure that I look forward to receiving in my mailbox every month – Country Living. Every edition is jam packed with country style home tours, lots of design inspiration and my favorite – vintage collectible features!
The cover of a recent issue featured a bright & colorful (and I might add absolutely…G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!) sunroom that was all decorated for Spring. I fell head over heels in love with the entire look! And if I had it in my budget, I would have run right out and bought every piece.
So I hopped online and searched out some budget friendly alternatives that offered a very similar look.
Take a look at the wonderful items that I rounded up:
Caribbean Blue Sette / World Market / $349.99
Wood & Metal Tray / World Market / $24.99
Blue Semi Circle Pillow Cover / houzz.com / $29
Yellow Buffalo Check Pillow Cover / Etsy / $20
Blue Vintage Style Mason Jars / World Market / $14.94 (set of 6)
Safavieh Blue & Bone Rug / Overstock.com / $42.49
Spring Birds Floral Pillow Cover / eBay / $11.71
Turino White ceramic pitcher / Kirkland’s / $9.99
Wicker Ottoman-Table / Overstock.com / $128.99
Vintage Books / Local thrift store / $.25 – $1.00 ea.
Total cost: Only $635
I was able to put together that desired look with a total savings of several thousand dollars! Now that makes my bank account a little happier.