Saturday, January 30, 2016

Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate: {Round Industrial Wood Table}

I love when I get messages from people asking me to find a "cheapskate" version of something they have had their eye on that might be a tad out of their budget! I am always up for a good challenge! This was the case with today's featured products!  Take a look at what I found!

Break the Bank:
Affiliate Product Link: Bartlett Reclaimed Table
$1,999 (on sale now for $1,199)

Affiliate Product Link: Round Metal and Wood Coffee Table

Do you have your eye on an item you would like to see featured in an upcoming "Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate" post?  Leave a comment below and let me know!
To see all my Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate posts, click: HERE!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Finds: {X-Back Bistro Chairs}

Hey, Friday!!  Who is ready for the weekend?  We are supposed to have gorgeous, spring-like weather in the Dallas area so I am looking forward to enjoying that! Hope you have fun plans!

One of the biggest questions I get on Instagram is: "Where are your dining chairs from?"
I bought mine several years ago at Kirklands. They were on clearance and I had to drive to a store an hour away to get them but it was well worth it!  I have not seen them at Kirklands since then but I have rounded up some similar ones for today's Friday Finds!!  Number 1 looks exactly like the ones that I have! Keep in mind, these are all sold in sets, so the price is for 2 chairs!  As always, each product is linked below, just click on the corresponding number and description!

Looks at all these great chairs I many options!

Affiliate Product Links:
 1. Set of 2 Elm Wood Woven Chairs
 2. Set of 2 Wood and Metal Chairs
 3. Set of 2 Pale Blue Rattan Chairs
 4. Set of 2 Industrial Reclaimed Chairs
 5. Set of 2 Gray-Green Wood Chairs
 6. Set of 2 Antiqued Black Chairs
 7. Set of 2 Antique White Chairs
 8. Set of 2 Yellow Rattan Chairs
 9. Set of 2 Light Brown Chairs

To see all my Friday Finds posts, click HERE!
Do you have an item you are on the hunt for and need help?  Leave a comment and I will do my best to feature it soon!!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Tuesday Ten: {Farmhouse Kitchen}

Our kitchen is full of farmhouse inspired accents!  I think there is something so charming about this style and although it is trendy at the moment, these items are timeless!  When I post pictures on Instagram of our kitchen, I get tons of inquiries about where I purchased my items.  Most of my items come from local home décor retailers that do not offer online shopping so I did a little searching and found similar items that you can order online!  All products are linked below, just click on the corresponding number and description!

Affiliate Product Links:
  1. Vintage Style Bread Box
  2. Set of 4 Turkish Tea Towels
  3. Numbered Canisters Set of 3
  4. Bistro Bench
  5. Vintage Inspired Scale Clock
  6. Large Glass Carboy Jug
  7. Wall Mount Drying Rack
  8. Galvanized Metal Cake Stand
  9. Set of 4 Potted Faux Succulents
10. Wood/Metal 3 Tiered Stand (exact one I own. Despite the reviews, I love mine)

You can check out all my Tuesday Ten posts by clicking here: The Tuesday Ten
You might also like my Friday Finds posts here: Friday Finds

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Finds: {Flokati Inspired Shag Rugs}

Hope everyone had a wonderful week!  I received so many questions about our new bedroom rug shown below so I thought I would round up a few rugs that looked similar.  This particular one is also linked below (number 1).  Now, let me say this...this rug is not cheap by any means.  It is not something I would have bought for myself, but I wanted it so badly and it happened to be on sale so my husband got it for me for Christmas!  Now that I own it, I absolutely love it!  It is well worth the money and it is gorgeous in person! 

Along with my rug, here are some other options that give the same overall look!  For each product link, just click on the corresponding number and description below!

Affiliate Links:
  1. Moroccan Wool Rug (the one I own and  LOVE)
  2. Aztec Print Rug
  3. Criss Cross Shag Rug
  4. Diamond Shag Rug
  5. Moroccan Fringe Rug
  6. Trellis Shag Rug
  7. Muted Shag Rug
  8. Souk Shag Rug

You can check out all my "Friday Finds" posts by clicking HERE!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate: {Rope Chandeliers}

Happy Wednesday!  I had planned on doing my Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate posts on Sundays, but this one just couldn't is that good!  Let's get to it....

I have always loved the look of the industrial rope chandeliers but the price tags were a little extreme for my I did a little shopping and here is what I found...

Break the Bank: $1295
Link: Rope Filament Chandelier - Rectangular

Cheapskate:  $399.99
Affiliate Link: Hemp Rope Rectangular Chandelier


Break the Bank: $995 (sale $700)
Link: Small Round Rope Chandelier

Cheapskate: $350.99
Affiliate Link: Round 8 Light Rope Chandelier

Seriously, who wouldn't want to save that kind of money for the identical product! 

Do you have an item you would like to find a "cheapskate" version of?  Leave a comment below and let me know what it is....I just might feature it in a post soon!!

*Please note, I do not own these products so I cannot vouch for the quality of any item linked,  I simply share look-a like products that are more budget friendly.  Please read the reviews or do your own research before buying a product.  Most of the time I only share products that have reviews, in some cases the products might be newly listed so they do not have reviews when I post. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Tuesday Ten: {Love is In the Air}

Today's Tuesday Ten is all about the love!  Just a few cute things that caught my eye and will get you in the mood for Valentine's day!  All product links are included below, just click on the corresponding number and description.

Affiliate Links:
  1. Angel Wings Wall Décor
  2. Love Notes Mailbox
  3. LOVE Pillow Covers-Set of 2
  4. Love You More Than...Plaque
  5. Conversation Heart Banner
  6. Ellie Earrings (on sale)
  7. Arrow/Heart Measuring Spoons
  8. Cozy Graphic Tee
  9.  Arrow Bookends
10. Kiss Me PJ Set

Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday Pinspiration: {Open Shelving}

Good Monday morning to you!  Hope you had a great weekend! 

Today I have rounded up my favorite photos from Pinterest that feature some amazing inspiration for open shelving in the kitchen!  We have open shelving in our breakfast nook and I love it!  It was by far one of the easiest DIY projects I have done and probably my most favorite!  I really think that the shelves, paired with my huge plate rack, really make the space...

Here are some of my favorites found on Pinterest:


Source: Better Homes and Gardens
Source: Southern Living
Source: Domaine Home
Source: HGTV/Joanna Gaines
Source: Veranda Interiors
Source: Joanna Gaines/HGTV
Source: unknown via Pinterest
Am I the only one ready to rip out my cabinets and add shelves everywhere?  I think the only thing keeping me from it is the fact that I would have to dust twice a day! What about you?
Enjoy your week!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate: {Antique Style Metal Bed}

Happy Sunday!  It has been awhile since I did a "Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate" post but I am excited to bring this series back!  I always love finding looks for less and sharing them with you guys!  I was sourcing metal beds for a client and came across this look-a-like duo!  There are just minor design differences between these two but the price difference is HUGE! 
Check it out...

Break the Bank:
Affiliate Link: Coleman Bed
$899 (queen)

Affiliate Link: Tilden Metal Bed
$339.99 (queen) +take an additional 15% off right now with coupon code listed on site}
Love the versatile style of this bed and it could go with any style of decor.  It would also be a great bed for a child's room, something that would grow with them!  Such a great find!!  What do you think about it?

You can check my other Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate posts by clicking: HERE!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Dreaming of Spring with Tuesday Morning

Today I am guest posting over on the Tuesday Morning blog sharing my remedy for the "after the holiday" blues that you may face once the trees and twinkle lights have been packed up!  With the help of Tuesday Morning, I have filled my house with some great items that give it a cozy and welcoming feel!  Using these items is the perfect way to transition your home from winter to spring!

Here is a sneak peek at what you will see...

Faux plants are a great way to bring in a touch of color and texture to any space!

Simple white floral stems brighten up the space without screaming spring!  They will transition perfectly from the cooler months into the arrival of my favorite season!
Hop on over to the Tuesday Morning blog to see the rest by clicking HERE!
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Master Bedroom Retreat {Sponsored by Arhaus}

I was absolutely elated when I was shopping at North Park mall in Dallas awhile back and saw a "coming soon" sign for Arhaus.  I have admired their furnishings via their website for years!  They have a wonderful variety of furniture and accessories ranging from French country style to industrial- loft style and everything in between.  Since my style is somewhat eclectic and all over the place, I fell in love with several pieces!

If you have an Arhaus in your area then you must stop in! Whether you are shopping for that perfect piece of furniture or just want to be inspired by their unique displays, it is worth a trip.  Here is a little peek inside the Dallas store...grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Gorgeous, right?  Their showroom is frequently changing, so I always stop in for inspiration when I am close by! 

If you follow me on social media, then you know I just completed a master bedroom makeover and I couldn't be more in love with our new space!  Our old furniture was beautiful but we had owned it for quite awhile and we were ready for a new look.  I had my heart set on an upholstered headboard paired with rich linens and lots of texture to create a relaxing retreat.  I must have looked at hundreds of headboards, but when I saw the Mariah tufted bed from Arhaus, I knew I had found the perfect one!

Link: Mariah Bed

The color was perfect for my space but it is offered in a variety of color/fabric options!  The detailed tufting, heavily textured fabric, nail head trim and large wrap around edges were exactly what I wanted!  This bed is absolutely gorgeous in person. The quality is second to none and this is something we will own for a very long time! 

Once the bed was selected, I started looking for nightstands that would compliment the bed but also flow well with the dressers we already owned.  They are black, distressed wood with a lot of architectural detail.  I wanted something that brought a hint of black to the wall the bed went against, but nothing too dark and heavy.  I like to mix things up and think outside the box, so I opted for two console tables instead of the traditional nightstands.  When I came across the Buchon console table, I knew it would be a great option.  The iron legs and bluestone surface give this table an industrial, vintage vibe that I love!

The results...I am smitten with the new look.  Everything came together just as I imagined.  It is always nice when the end result is exactly what you wanted from the start!

The details...I styled the end table with a few flea market and antique mall finds.  I love using pieces that are one of a kind and the mixture of old and new creates an interesting space.  Above, you will see two old staircase balusters my handy husband made into unique lamps.

This old metal parts bin was an item I picked up at a local antique mall without having a plan for it. When I got home and looked around, I knew it would be perfect here!  The distressed metal on this piece and the metal legs on my table play well off each other!  Simple accessories softened up the space to create a pretty, yet interesting vignette.

On the second nightstand, I used a glass terrarium and filled it with classic, white candles.  The glow from the candles creates the perfect ambiance for relaxing!

Above the bed, I wanted something interesting yet simple.  An old, salvaged screen did the job.  I topped it off with a whimsical wreath to add a little texture and love the way it turned out!

To keep with the calming and cozy theme, I opted for very simple linens.  I did not want to take away from the gorgeous texture of the bed itself, so I went with a simple white fitted sheet, a striped flat sheet and a white Belgian linen duvet cover.  I also selected felt throw pillows adorned with tassels and pom-poms to bring in some rich texture to the room.

I am absolutely in love with my new space and am thrilled with how it all came together!  Thank you so much to Arhaus for partnering with me on this post and allowing me to share your gorgeous pieces with my readers!

And just for fun, here are some other pieces I have my eye on from Arhaus...

Those are just a few of my favorites, head on over to their website and check out the rest of their products and great sale happening now: