Tuesday, October 27, 2009

HomeGoods Before & After and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Finally, I am posting my Before & After Room Makeover from HomeGoods! It took a little while because I needed help hanging a mirror...which drove me crazy because I am so compulsive, when I want it done, I want it done :)

OK, the cute doggies have nothing to do with this, they aren't even mine, but because of the way
Blogspot uses your first photo as the premier photo of your blog post, I wanted it to be a cute one and not one of my "Before" pics ;)

So...here we go...

I was asked by
HomeGoods to redo a part of my house with $100. I had a few ideas of what I wanted to do and where...but knew I really wouldn't know until I got to the store. And when I got there and looked around, I decided that it was my Half Bath that I was going to makeover....then the fun began!

Here is my Half Bath before:

Oak framed mirror and gaudy candlesticks that seemed like a good idea at the time!

A nice enough picture, but not really a standout in the crowd:

And a towel that sort of matches the tile on the floor...and a monogrammed nightlight:

And now for the After!

I love this new mirror! It's a nice warm, walnut tone with a chunkier molding than the oak frame and the detail is nice, too. It was only $39.99!

I do have one pet peeve though...why do they put the price stickers right on the mirrors? Does anyone know how I can get this off without scratching the mirror? Thanks!

The new candle and
candle holder are so much prettier than the ones I had before. And the soap dispenser by Nicole Miller is nicer on the eyes than the Dollar Tree bottle of soap that was there before ;) I love the bling on the bottle of smelly sticks, too. What are those things called? I dug into the package so fast, I didn't even bother to read what it was ;)

I just love the crackled glass. I went for a more neutral candle color, too, than the striped ones that were there. Pretty!

If you must clean a bathroom (and we must)...at least it can be prettier...

I love this wastebasket, it's like jewelry!
(Spoken like a true decorating dork, lol).

A dark brown wicker Kleenex cover...

I actually bought this picture in June from HomeGoods ($19.99!) because I loved it, but wasn't sure where to hang it...well, now I know! It's perfect and matches the floor tiles, too.

I borrowed this lamp from another part of my home. I do like the look, so I will be on the lookout for the perfect lamp for this spot soon.
Need a GFI outlet, too...and since my husband is an Electrician, it will probably take MONTHS for him to do it ;)

And finally, I purchased this beautiful towel (that I won't let anyone use!
lol). The colors are perfect and the tassels are a pretty touch!

I love the new look, it's so much prettier and gives the room a nice updated look. Notice that I mixed and matched colors, too and they work just fine together. Silvers, Dark wood, browns, coppers, creams, gold. You don't have to stick to one color to make a room work, even a small room like this.

How would you like to makeover a room in your home? Here's your chance! I am giving away a $100 gift card to HomeGoods!!! Here's how to enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me what you think of my makeover (one entry).
  • Leave a comment telling me how to get the gunky sticker stuff off of my mirror (one comment).
  • Leave a comment telling me what room you'd like to makeover (one entry).
  • Blog about this giveaway on your blog ( 4 entries, leave 4 comments, provide link).
  • Tweet about this giveaway on twitter (1 entry, provide link).

I will choose a random winner on November 4
th! Good Luck!!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shopping Trip To HomeGoods

Last week I went to HomeGoods and there were so many pretty new things to see...

An Apple a Day...or a Pear? So pretty!

I really love the shape of these lampshades...

Love that one with the black paisley shade...loving all of the silver, too!

So many lamps to choose from!

This one has that retro vibe, love the rectangular shade, too.

Who doesn't love a blue cow???

These airplanes would look so cool in a boy's bedroom!

Need some bling in your bathroom???

I love the selection of artwork at HomeGoods. The frames are so detailed...so many to choose from as well. This one is for the dog lovers!

So many different ways to display candles...they have an entire aisle devoted to candles and there's always something new!

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas at HomeGoods as well...
I'm so not ready, are you???

I will post my "Before and After" HomeGoods room soon. Make sure to stay tuned, because there will also be a giveaway for a $100 HomeGoods gift card! Whoo-hoo!!!

What was your favorite decor item from my shopping trip?


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

HomeGoods - What's Your Decorating Style?

Hi Friends!

Well, today is THE day! I get to go shopping at my local HomeGoods store and transform an area of my home. How exciting! Most people would probably know exactly what area that they want to makeover. Not me. I have no idea! Or should I say, I have TOO many ideas!

So, I guess I will wait til I get to HomeGoods and see what catches my eye the most and go from there. I haven't been to HomeGoods since June (I only shop there without kids!), so I am excited to get back in there and see what new items they have on display.

HomeGoods also has a neat quiz on their site to find out what your decorating style is. My style is Bohemian Casual:

Bella, you are a Bohemian Casual

You are interested in creating a place where people feel relaxed. You have a variety of interests and influences and so appreciate different styles, cultures, and objects. Your home is cozy, with comfy chairs, throw pillows and places to set a drink or a book. But it also feels creative and visually intriguing, because you have an artist's eye that allows you to find objects that appeal to you in a unique and personal way—whether from your travels or from a local shop. This gives your home a feeling of being laid-back, and maybe even a bit quirky with its mix of pieces—some of which are classic, some handmade, some ethnic, and some just rich in meaning to you.

You value serenity. While there are probably a lot of interesting things in your home, they are joined by your taste or a certain palette that keeps them in harmony. You appreciate the beauty in simple forms. Whether fancy or plain, you appreciate things that are well made and function as well as they look. You also have a strong respect for the environment and craftsmanship. You care about how things are made, and how they are used.

Sounds just about right, too! What style are you?

I will also be having HomeGoods gift card giveaway soon, so make sure to stop by and enter to win!


PS: To read about my
first visit to my local HomeGoods store, go here and have a good chuckle, too.

PPS: Remember this? I purchased everything at HomeGoods!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Personalized Halloween Trick or Treat Buckets

This project is from last year. I still love it and hope you will, too! And trust me, if I can do it, anyone can!!!

Thanks again, Susie!

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