PART 3 – Knick Knacks & Home Decor
Warmer weather is finally here! I am so excited and I just can’t wait to get to the beach!! Now, normally I would be surfing the web for a new swimsuit, a new pair of sunglasses or Kennett Watches. But what am I doing? I’m spending HOURS and HOURS scouring the web for deals on bookcases and other living room furniture, putting up drywall, building some built-in window seating and getting paint all over my clothes. If I had known 8 weeks ago that my living room would still be unusable and a work in progress by June, I don’t think I would have started this project.
At least I get to do a couple fun things besides get dirty…
I went thrift-storing and found a Foo Dog set in white porcelain that were made in Japan! I was so excited to find them since I had been looking on eBay, Joss & Main and other sites for a pair of foo dogs for several weeks. I was afraid to flip them over to see the price since most of them that I saw were around $100 for a pair. To my surprise, they were only $14.25! I counted every spare penny and quarter in my pocket book and bought those babies as fast as I could!
I have considered selling them on eBay since they are worth a LOT more than $14.25 being that they are a set, vintage, white porcelain AND made in Japan. I found an identical pair that sold on eBay for over $150! I love these guys so much, I don’t think I can part with them though…
I’ve also managed to score a number of other knick knacks and decor items on sites like RueLaLa, Zulily, ideeli, Gilt, Joss & Main and One Kings Lane. You can check out all the items I’ve found so far in my Pinterest board “For The Living Room”. For now, I have all my new little items lined up on my mantel until the room is done and I can find them a permanent home in a bookcase.
I haven’t decided whether I’m going to go with silver or gold yet… I have a gold deer head and a gold sunburst mirror but I also like the silver cockatiel (pictured above) and my smaller silver deer head. Don’t know if I can make both metals works? I just read an article on Refinery 29 that said you can mix your metals, so I might try that. I’m having SUCH a hard time making decisions!!!!!!!!!
Honestly, I can’t wait till this living room renovation is OVER and I can get back to FASHION! Home decor is fun and all, but I’m dying to check out the handbags and designer sunglasses on Legally Glam and spend a few hours getting new summer clothes for my kids on Zulily, so I can finally feel like it’s summer.