Catalogs? Do you love em or hate em? I have a new attitude about catalogs; now I see these product filled mailers as mood boards for decor inspiration. From this photo, I tweaked my kitchen dining space with budget-friendly ideas for spring.
Here is my version of the Pottery Barn kitchen photo.
My credit card is taking a hiatus from spending after the busy holiday season.
Everything in the Pottery Barn image can be a fun exercise to search for budget-friendly options.
This is a new way to use your favorite catalogs.
Just try it! Catalog photos are like cheating without writing a big check. And, it a catalog inspired photo is a roadmap to pull a room together.
Here’s the thing I love the inexpensive accessories in the background; things that I can find at Homegoods or a spring yard sale.
Glass Bottles or Jars
My eyes were drawn to the green bottles on the lower shelf in the photo. On any given week I have a 1/2 case of Perrier glass bottles in my garage from Costco.
I fell in love with the shape and the color of this glass bottle from Trader Joe’s.
In hindsight, I should have bought two more (rule of 3).
This repurposed cider jug now stores my dimes! I think I am up to $3.00 and some dimes. Fun fact about me: I love to collect change.
Painted Bottles & Jars
One of the most underused accessories is likely in your recycle bin. Right now, I am obsessed with white painted mason jars.
I shared how I repurposed these bottles. We drank a lot of chocolate milk to have enough to spray paint. I love these glass milk jars and I use them throughout the year!
Items with Fabric
Pillows are a great way to add fabric to a room. And, after 15 years I decided our windows needed window treatments. I was ready to commit and add a bit of cozy and warmth to the windows.
This is a new favorite online store for drapes.
Plants look great against every color and are budget-friendly. I love a mix of real and artificial plants. How about you?
This milk can was a garage find a few years ago. I love this milk can; it’s become a part of the family. And, it works great in my Pottery Barn inspired kitchen dining space. It cost me maybe $5.00 and it adds a little vintage, farmhouse to my brownstone in the suburbs home.
These are budget-friendly, easy ideas to add interest to a room. I hope you have fun with the spring catalogs!
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