Saturday Stumbles: Design Inspiration

posted by Andrea | 08/13/2010

This week was one crazy week! On top of doing everything I normally do each week {which is already a lot}, I decided that it was time to redecorate our living room and our office. It’s been 4 years now and I keep pushing it off in hopes that we might move out of our suburban ranch into an adorable  farmhouse in the country.

Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s going to happen for a few more years, and I’m fine with that. However, I wanted a change. I NEEDED and change. So change I did! {I’m starting to sound like Dr. Seuss!}

On Wednesday, I put a ton of our stuff on Craig’s List. Two days {and nearly $1000.00} later, our living room and office are nearly bare!! I love Craig’s List!!

Now comes the fun part, I get to shop for more furniture to create a fun new living space! So exciting! I’ve been scouring the web for fun, frugal, and stylish ideas — here are a few that have inspired me this week.

  • Room 4 Change – This is the super creative gal who is helping me pull my ideas together. She’s amazing!
  • Autumn day Dream – Thrifty, Nifty, Wise (I know I’m crazy…but I can’t wait to get my Fall decor up!)
  • Painted Walpaper – Jones Design Company (I would never have the patience to do this…but it looks amazing)

These are just a few of the websites that I stumbled upon this past week as I  searched for design advice. I’ll be sure to keep you updated as my mini home makeover continues!

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5 comments

  1. Hanan

    08/14/2010

    Stopping by from SS! Love the home decor links, thanks!

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  2. mandi@itscome2this

    08/14/2010

    *Sigh* White slip covers! I love the way they look too, I just know I couldn’t pull them off with little hands right now. A friend of mine used to have an all-white office. It was AMAZING!! White tile floors, long white curtains, white desk and leather chair. Sounds kind of frightful and cold but it was so beautiful!! One day, my goal is to pull off white!

    And I do love the bead-board walls too -ads so much character. Ok, can’t wait to see what you decide!!

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  3. Sherry

    08/14/2010

    Love fall decor, too! I have a lot of it and can’t wait to put it up. Off to read the other posts..

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  4. Kim Fahrni

    08/15/2010

    Craig’s list makes me alittle nervous. I have heard so many horror stories about people getting robbed by the people coming to see your stuff!! I love to use it to shop for things but…. Did you have all good experiences?

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    Andrea Reply:

    Kim, I know a lot of people who are concerned about selling things on Craigslist…but I have never had one problem.
    I always request cash, and I never hand anything over until I receive payment. On occasion, I will meet people at a neutral location if I don’t want them at my house. I only have positive things to say about Craig’s List!!

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