A Steal of a Deal!

I have spoken a lot about one of my current projects- making changes to our guest room! I have so many ideas in my head and have even begun some projects in the space. I have been on the hunt for a new table lamp and finally found one! I have been looking at this lamp for a while, but thought I could find a better deal. Well, sometimes it pays to look again- it went on an amazing sale! I bought this lamp base on clearance for only $14.99!! WHAT! And the shade was also a clearance find for $6.00. A new lamp for about $21.00 works for me.

This lamp was from Target- I love that store! Now, I want to add some decorative trim to the top and bottom of the lamp shade for added interest and to tie in an accessory color. Also on the list, is to replace the lovely Valerie Bertinelli image with an actual photo of someone I know! This green frame on the end table was a great TJ Maxx find for only $10.00, designed by Valerie Bertinelli. (I have yet to take out the original backing!) What I plan to do next in this room:
– Add trim to lamp shade.
– Organize the bedding with some new pillows.
– Paint 2 wide horizontal stripes on the bed wall in a creamy white color.
– Add more art and accessories.

Have you found a “Steal of a Deal” lately? I would love to hear about it- send me an image of your deal, and I’ll include it on my blog!

New Pillow Alert and Last Day for Giveaway!!

Some changes are being made at the Simple Dwellings household! One of them being a new pillow for the guest room! I have spoken about my redesign plans for our guest room here and here, and this is the first purchase for the room! The color works well with the walls, which are Yarmouth Blue, by Benjamin Moore. I have some plans for the wall behind the bed- an idea from the wonderful Sherry of Design Indulgence. She designed a bedroom with this wall color and added two wide horizontal stripes in a creamy white to the wall behind the bed. I thought this idea was brilliant and a great way to add some interest and make this a focal wall. The rest of this room will have accessories in navy, green and yellow. So, this room is moving along very well in my head! But I do have one problem… when I brought this pillow home, it also works really well in our living room! What’s a girl to do? Maybe I could just keep it in our living room while there are no guests! This way, I can see it every day. When the guests arrive, I can quickly place it back upstairs as if the guest room always looks put together!

I like that the pillow is two sided- I can change up the look when I want something different! It is a Dwell Studio for Target pillow and was bought with a birthday gift card! (Thanks so much, mom!) I love Dwell Studio’s prints, and of course- the price! So, this little beauty just might have a place downstairs for a while- it’s just between me and you, right?

And today is the last day for the fabulous giveaway from Olive Leaf Stencils! You can enter until 11:59pm EST. Click here to enter!