Cheap decorating | How About Orange

February 17, 2009

Cheap decorating

I found some good deals when decorating this room. These bamboo wall boxes were on clearance at Target for $8 each. Half price. I had my eye on them, and when the price dropped, I pounced. They still had them last time I was there, so you might be able to score some.

Lookit this polar bear bank! From Etsy seller Blue Bell Bazaar.

This little side table was on clearance at CB2, so it was 30-some bucks. And that fun pillow? $4.99 at Urban Outfitters.

Those orange picture frames are the same guys I spray painted here. And I picked up that wood stump vase at Target on clearance for about $8. Sales make me very, very happy.

34 comments:

Meghan/Blatant Animal-Related Idiocy said...

Looks fantastic, and I love the little polar bear!

I'm pretty sure Target owns my soul. I was there four times (two different locations) over the weekend. But I got a queen bed skirt for $6.24, an awesome decorative pillow for $6.24, and the perfect cuddly throw for my office chair for $4.98 (among other things). Is there any store more perfect?

Jess said...

Nope!

Ashlee said...

I love my bargains and everyone else's bargains. Love that wood stump! And U.O. is one of my all-time go-to "secret" decorating sources. Love it. Especially on sale.

kelly said...

Target sales totally rule my universe. Thanks for sharing this, it's such a breath of fresh air to see a lovely room filled with inexpensive finds.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I think today I will have to cancel my palns and go shopping!
K

Dizzy said...

I love the orange room and especially the cushion, such great colour combo!

Jennifer Ladd said...

These are all such great ideas! I love the shelves!

CafeArtiste said...

Very cool finds! I enjoy your style and eclectic, but classy, tastes. Great job bargain hunting -- my favorite pastime!

DesignTies said...

Great finds! Unfortunately we don't have a Target here in Canada, but I live close enough to the border to take the occasional trip. Here, though, we have HomeSense (part of Winners)... and my blog-partner is a frequent visitor to this fantastic store where she's been known to find some terrific deals. Everyone loves a good deal!!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Su said...

Fantastic! Your orange room makes me so happy. I wonder if I can get away with an orange powder room?

Katie said...

I love Target and Target sales are even better! Nicec work!

Sarah said...

Haha! That bank was in my favorites on etsy and I was wondering where it went! Good taste! :)

Jess said...

No way! Ha ha. I swiped it.

live a colorful life said...

I love Target also. Target and Costco. I hardly EVER shop anywhere else. But I did find the coolest chandelier from UO, for CHEAP! And I also have a crush on your orange walls.

ohbrooke said...

Such great deals! I just got this great tree bark pitcher - http://www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com/product.php?productid=4261

Also, I'm putting free ads up on my site this month {www.ohbrooke.net}, and would love to add yours if you are interested. Let me know! ohbrooke{at}gmail.com

luvinthemommyhood said...

I am in canada and wish we had target! I am a sale junkie as well. The room looks fantastic.

Kathryn Bain said...

Love the polar bear! He's so cute!
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Liz Watkin said...

Great style, I love the retro feel and the colour is so cosy.I'm based in the UK so we don't have target. I am a fan of TK Maxx for cheap house stuff, just bought awesome magazine box from there.

Grandma G said...

I am very proud of you for all your cheap finds! :-)

Mum

Jess said...

I learned from the best.

Tracey said...

I love a good sale- and you hit all of them! Great shopping!

Janet said...

There is that awesome pitcher again. The Target vase looks great with it. ;)

Capable Girl said...

GRRRRR-eat find! I may name my first born child "Target," I love it so much.

Karin said...

Mmm, this post makes me want to paint a room. (And paint all the trim in my house white while I'm at it.) And go to Target. And spray paint some frames.

P.S. Love the new look but also really like the tree that was there during the "brown" year. Was that a vinyl thing? Or painted? Looks like maybe there were photos hanging from some limbs - was it a family tree by chance? I've been thinking of doing something like that, but haven't decided what the tree should be (paint, vinyl, wood, ???)

Jess said...

Hey Karin, it was painted. With painted canvases hung on it. Not a family tree, but you could totally do that.

Magatha-May said...

Oh my god... I heart the polar bear!

Amy said...

I just saw a pig bank that looks JUST like that polar bear bank at target the other day- same style i mean. Love the orange- wish I could be so bold!

Mindy said...

I love the room. It looks great. I've been looking for some basic, cheap ideas for adding a little more spunk (and femininity) to the apartment I share with my boyfriend. Your room is definitely helping me gather ideas. Thanks!

Alfred T. Mahan said...

I'll be honest, Jess, while not the *biggest* fan of orange in the known universe (that would be you, I believe), your room makeovers are making me determined to tackle a couple of rooms where I live now.

Especially the downstairs bathroom. It looks like a tanker of Pepto-Bismol ran aground.

Rima said...

Great finds! The room looks lovely...

Anonymous said...

Ooops, accidentally posted my comment under the wrong blog post....it shlould have been under "Cheap Decorating" here it is again...

Your place looks great!

I saw this orange retro piece on Etsy & thought of you! Even if you don't smoke...maybe for guests?

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21247529

Snøstorm said...

Oh, I love the orange. And bargains are super. :D

Sarah Arnold Egge said...

Great color! Orange has been traditionally overlooked or linked in an unfortunate way to the egad-Seventies. But this is so fresh and juicy and appealing! I'm also way into aqua right now (http:cheapdecorating.blogspot.com), and this might be the perfect accent color.

tinkerbell51 said...

I love what you did with the color orange and it's great to get hargains when decorating. I found some items at http://mysimplysales.com.

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