AKA: Where to find super cheap pillow forms.
I’m not ashamed to say that I’m crazy frugal. In fact, I’m quite proud of it. I don’t like to spend money. Scratch that. I don’t like to spend more money than I have to. I refuse to pay $40 for something I can get for $5 somewhere else. My hubby jokes that most men have problems with their wives spending too much money. But not him. I am always on the hunt for a great bargain. I stalk thrift stores, search garage sales, and scour clearance aisles. Just call me the Bargain Hunter! Da-dun! I’m like the Crocodile Hunter… minus the awful stingray accident. Just imagine me spotting a deal in it’s natural habitat…….. nevermind.
Just because I’m not willing to compromise on price does not mean I am willing to compromise on quality. Pillows are no exception to my frugality. I luuurrve pillows. But I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to get them. The average cotton pillow form costs about $15 and the average down pillow form costs $40. No thanks. So I’m going to give you my little secret of where to get high quality pillow forms for super cheap!
First things first. You guys ROCK! You were incredibly helpful with my bentwood rocking chair decision! I’m going to be mean and not tell you what I decided to do. BUT fabric has been ordered and plans made to begin my makeover. Don’t worry. It won’t be too long.
Now back to why you all are really here. The hubby and I started to makeover our main bathroom back in August. Only 2 months isn’t too bad, right!? It has been a slow process gathering the bits and pieces of this little makeover. And since we all know that I am very
cheap resourceful, we spent less than $200! Woot woot! The main bath is my new favorite room in our home. You may or may not find me hanging out in here petting the floors.
FYI, the main bath is not 100% done. I’ve been itching to share it with you so I’m jumping the gun a bit. I’ve been on the search for artwork for the walls but I haven’t found anything I like so I’m still hunting. Also, down the line we want to replace the contertops, sink, faucet, mirror and light. All in time, right?
You know when you find an amazing piece of furniture and you do a happy dance and you can imagine all the wonderful things you could do with it? And then you get it home and you are at a complete loss as to which way to go with your little furniture makeover?
That is my current predicament.
On Monday I shared an update on our living room and I showed you my most recent thrifty find… an amazingly beautiful bentwood rocking chair. I’m seriously in love with it. But not as it currently is.
Isn’t she beautiful?? Those curvy legs? That exposed wood. Yowza! If I didn’t take her home that first night I would have asked for her phone number. She is in fantastic condition and I got her for a steal at $15. Buuuttt I’m not the biggest fan of the fabric. Sure, vintage fabric can be wonderful but this fabric just wasn’t my style.
After seeing this, I was dreaming of painting my beauty. But there are so many options! Do I go bold and bright? Just change out the fabric? Embrace the wood? AHHHH! SO MANY OPTIONS! So I’m turning to my trusty sidekick photoshop and to all of you! I’ve whipped up some possible makeover options for you to peruse and tell me which one you like best! So let’s get this party started!
Apparently it is home update week. Last week I updated you on our front yard tree removal and today I’m going to update you on our living room. I haven’t really kept you up to date on these little changes because it was all so little and I never felt like it warranted a post. But now, there have been enough updates I can smoosh them all together and give you a grand update! So check out the picture below to see those updates!
Note the 4 burnt orange arrows. Those arrows help indicate the four changes to this space… in case you didn’t already figure that out. The rug, basket, stool, and lamp are all new.
How many people does it take to hang a gallery wall? Well, you could get away with one, but 2 is optimal. I guess the real question here is how many months does it take until Talitha goes crazy not having a gallery wall. The answer? Six. I have hated living the past 6 months without a single picture hung anywhere in my house. No, not because I’m a die-hard Pinterest addict who must have the coolest things in my house. Because, let’s be honest, I’m not cool. I’m a nerd who loves weird things. But because we have been so focused on painting and furniture that I haven’t put up a single “sentimental” item in our house. Sure, we bought new couches. But that isn’t sentimental. Neither is a dresser turned media stand.
I’m a big believer that a home should be a place that reflects who you are and what you love. And who do I love more than my family?? Plus, being more than 1,000 miles from all of them makes me miss their faces. But don’t tell them that. We don’t have a great single location for a gallery wall, I decided to spread it down our entire hallway. And as anyone who has ever attempted to configure a gallery wall can tell you, it can be annoying and tricky. So I’m here to share my little tips and tricks of How-to Hang a Gallery Wall!