Home Decor....Slowly But Surely

It takes so long to get a house decorated.  We got all the furniture we need it's just the details and accents that are taking a while to come together.  Once you figure out what you want sometimes it's almost impossible to find it in stores and at the right price which can be really frustrating but slowly but surely we're getting there.
Vintage looking Boudoir lamps from Pier One
Finally, after 1 1/2 years of living in our house we finally got bedside lamps for our night stands.  We have recess lighting so it's more decoration then anything else.  I looked everywhere!  First I didn't know what we wanted.  Then we decided to add color to our room with the lamps but finding the right one in the right color at the right price is hard.   I originally went in looking for a different lamp but found these pretty vintage looking ones at Pier One Imports for $40 bucks each.  I had a $10 off coupon so that was a bonus.  I had to take a picture and send it to Mj for approval and he liked them too.  We could have gone bigger because our headboard is high and our nightstands are a good size but eh...I just wanted something small.  These are 18" high.  I plan to add a satin ribbon around the bottom rim to add color once we get some accessories in our accent color; which I think will be purple.

Bargain price ottoman found at Ross for $99

Room for everything
Mj let me keep the black Ottoman.  He didn't say anything for about a day or so and then decided that he liked it.  My pajamas are all nicely organized now in one place where they all fit and are convenient for me to get to.  It's a nice little seating area too.  We're going to find a nice piece of wall art to put over it.

We didn't get the mirror that came with our dresser.  We found our own.
Can't wait until these make it onto the wall
 Back in October we found a large black mirror to hang over our dresser at Marshall's for $99.00, which is great because like everything else mirrors can get pretty pricy too.  I got a great deal on these matte picture frames at Michael's and framed our wedding pictures over Christmas Break.  They've been sitting there waiting for hanging for a while and they will go right over our bed.  Mj if you are reading this...how bout this weekend?  The black rimmed full length mirror needs to go up too. 

Sloan Espresso Leaning Book case.  Photo Source:  Crate & Barrel

Red Bamboo Vase-Photo Source: Pier One

In other rooms.  Just before the holidays we bought two leaning shelves at Crate & Barrel to put on either side of our TV downstairs in the living room. I was trying to go for the less expensive Walmart version but Mj wasn't having it.  At $149 each it's more then I wanted to spend on these but they are great quality and they look good.  We also bought a red vase from Pier One that we filled with sticks.

Next up.  We are getting the downstairs carpet and flooring replaced with hard woods.   Our kitchen counter tops will be replaced with granite and we're adding back splash.  We'll be getting started on those projects after we get our tax refund.   And lastly, we want to do something with our master bathroom.  I'm kind of itching to do it now.  The flooring is builder basic vinyl (like our kitchen) which I actually don't mind so much but I hate our very hard to keep clean fiber glass shower and tub surround.  It really can wait until next year though.  One thing at a time.  It's a work in progress but I love our house and I love how everything has been coming together.  House pics coming soon.


Faith said...

everything is looking so good! it is so awesome when everything starts to come together :)

i am looking for the ladder bookshelves too ... trying to get one or two when it is on a super duper sale.

Nylse said...

i like the ottoman...alot
ps - its worth it to buy good furniture - it lasts longer.

Natalie said...

I love those bookcases. Your headboard is pretty fabulous too!

Dr. Reginia said...

You've grabbed some great pieces. I've thought about getting that ottoman, it would certain help with storage in my den.

Your headboard is to die for. Love it.

I can't to see more treasures.

Cindy said...

Oh my god you have PJ's?! I sleep in whatever I find around the room. You're so neat. And I think those lamps are made of awesome.

Tiffany said...

That red vase is gorgeous!

Janna Renee said...

Yay! Blogger is letting me comment again! I wish that we could buy a house, so that I could really do all the things I would like, but for now- I just do what I can with the rentals. We get to "re-decorate" every three years when we move. Yipee. Anywhoo- is that Lilac on your walls? It is a gorgeous shade. I like your style too. It is very clean, modern and yet feminine.

Lil' Woman said...

Love those lamps and your decor...were still trying to decorate our house the way we want.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

everything looks great...can't wait to seee more...i am really liking the white furniture in the bedroom...that's so pretty!

Amy said...

The lamps are so stylish and i love the utility of the ottoman. I might need to go pick up an ottoman for myself!

Kathy C. said...

Everything is coming together so well! I just purchased a similar storage ottoman for our bedroom as well. I need something to sit on as I get dressed these days!! lol... and the extra storage is such a plus!! You're doing a great job!

Well Heeled Blog said...

Hardwood floors? That sounds amazing. Just came by through Newlywed on a Budget, can't wait to read more.

Ameena said...

Isn't Pier 1 the best? I think they have the cutest stuff, and very reasonable.

I love your wedding photos...so classic and elegant. They are going to look fabulous on the wall!