Friday, August 28, 2015

Bargain decorating

Yesterday while I was out running errands I stopped in at HomeGoods, which is inarguably my favorite store.  I found a large square mirror with a beveled edge in a wide white lacquered frame for $24.99.  I could easily see this for 2 or 3 times as much in a retail store.  The lacquer finish gave it a glamorous look I thought would fit in well with the Hollywood Regency theme in our guest bedroom, so I bought it.

I also saw a charcoal drawing of the Eiffel Tower in a mercury glass/distressed mirror frame for $12.99.  Again, I could see this for 2 or 3 times as much in a retail store.  I thought the mercury glass/distressed mirror finish would fit in well in the same room, so I bought it too.

Oh, and did I mention that I had $40 worth of HomeGoods bonus dollars, so both items were FREE?

I had also saved a piece of metal wall art that used to be in our master bedroom.  I'd gotten it on clearance several years ago and eventually replaced it with a nicer piece of artwork.  Yesterday I gave it 2 coats of black spray paint to go with the Hollywood Regency scheme, and then hung all 3 pieces.  Here's the result:
For under $40 I have an interesting wall collage.  I really like the way the shapes compliment each other, and I love that I was able to re-purpose the metal piece with just a $1 can of spray paint.  Decorating doesn't have to cost a lot if you use some creativity and know where to shop.


anne marie in philly said...

I like it!

Biki Honko said...

I adore Home Goods! Everything in my Arizona house is from 3 stores. Pier 1, Ikea, and Home Goods. But I didn't know about their bonus dividends! I'll have to look into that!

Oh! The wall art looks fantastic!

Mistress Maddie said...

DON'T get my started on Home Goods. When I did some re-decorating two years ago, I wanted one of those HUGE mirrors that sit on the floor and take the whole thing up, with a thick half foot frame. Found it there....for $99!!!! They even brought it to my house. This should have cost around $800 to $1500 easily any where else.

Anonymous said...

Looks nice. (What a shopper you are!)