Well......after shopping my whole house, my garage, and my attic and some drawers I think my episode of "fall styling" is done. Could I have done more...absolutely but the whole purpose is to not break the bank. Oh yea.... you know I could. Once when my husband and I were in the car driving to Florida [5 hours and no where to hide!] he and I were talking finances [I rather wrassle with an Alligator] He looked at me and asked "How much money do you think we will need for retirement?" My reply: "Is that a trick question?"
A few before with afters....
White slipcovers, art over mantle which I do LOVE and posted when I found at Scott's. It will be back in April!
Switched it out to a tobacco basket that I had gotten at Scott's for 25.00 Added the candle sticks that I already had, as well as the hand and mercury glass object. Also, see the clamp light over the bookcase??? That is my take on some industrial which you can buy at Home Depot for about 6.00...and the good thing is that they work. I only put a 40 watt bulb in for soft light.
Another before "summer" shot
Here is a close up of the tray which I got at Target. It is actually a mirror and it was on clearance!
Just re- accessorized a little by adding the rope ball [had it].
Here are some closeups of the bookshelves before
The only think that is new is the black vase on the very top. West Elm.
I had some old books that I just tore off the bindings.
I had all of this also, so I just took the paintbrushes [from Michaels purchased a while back] that had been in glass jars before and put them in this bowl with some black stones.
Stay tuned for part 2 that I will post tomorrow! I hope I have given you a few ideas that you can do seriously by just shopping your own house. OK...so maybe I did get a little carried away, that is my personality!
I have read all the post about "Nategate". Good and Bad. You know what...in the long run I think most people [when pressed] will say it was a memorable experience. I wish I could have been there. Am I bitter........you betcha!