We’re almost at the finish line but I wish I could say the room looked like the it should with a deadline of two weeks. This week has been the week of sourcing, sourcing, sourcing… in hopes I find the perfect pieces I need to finish up the space. I always find myself looking at places like Facebook marketplace, craigslist and local thrift stores for pieces for a few reasons.
- Items are usually much more budget friendly
- You can find something unique
- If you don’t like it in the long run usually pieces are inexpensive enough that you don’t feel to bad about getting rid of the piece in the future
A key piece in the room and one of my favorite Facebook Marketplace finds to date is this ornate mantle that was installed in the bedroom. Its classic style and lines make it the perfect piece to contrast against the dark walls and modern elements in the room.
I always say you cant go wrong with a little bit of animal print in a space- this may be the Jersey girl in me! But these custom Le Tigre inspired pillows for the bed are the perfect neutral statement the bed needs.
There are certain details in the space that I am not 100% certain on and truthfully its because I feel like I haven’t found those “it” pieces whether they are new or used. But I am hopeful that in the next two weeks I will find the perfect pieces. If all else fails there are plenty of items in my home that I can “shop” for the reveal as I made a recent promise to myself to not have any impulse purchases for the sake of finishing a space. Regardless of if its brand new or a pre-owned piece I recently adopted the motto “if I don’t love it, it doesn’t have a home in my home!”
To Do List Updates:
install trim caulk and paint window treatments install lighting
- source furniture and decor
- build custom built ins
- accessorize space
- photograph space
Now it’s time to get back to work so we can finish this room on time.
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