Tuesday, June 24, 2008

So lovin' the G'dub


My thrifting mojo seems to have returned. Today I went to the local Goodwill and was doing my usual browse. I was looking for some red transfer ware, but I'm a little OCD and must shop the store in a certain pattern (does anyone else do this, besides my mom?) Anyway, as I perused the linens something caught my eye, some pink chenille. I LOVE chenille!! So on further investigation it turns out to be a quilt and sham set (1 F/Q quit and 2 standard shams). I look a little more closely and see that they are "Simple Shabby Chic for Kids". SCORE!!!!
I have been wanting to redo Sam's room for a good 3 months now and I just haven't had any luck finding the right bedding. I had found some stuff, but it would have required some sewing, the pieces weren't completely right and I was getting a little overwhelmed. So today when I saw this set I snatched it up.
Now truth be told, it isn't exactly what I wanted. The blues are a little more 'aqua-y' than I like, but it was cute, complete and close enough. I have looked at the shabby chic stuff at Target many times and on several occasions come close to breaking down and just buying it, but I could never bring myself to pull the trigger on the $120 price tag. I figured I should really, really love it to justify that kind of money. On the other hand, for $38 close enough works just fine.
When I brought it home to show Sam, she loved it. I think this just might be the shot in the arm to get things going. I also saw a pic in the new BHG that showed some white cabinets with the backs painted pink. It looked great and I'm thinking I might do this with the shelves I got a couple of weeks ago. I love when stuff starts to fall into place.

5 comments:

debra said...

Hi Laurie,

I, too, have to go through a store in a certain order. Especially the grocery store. I once met a friend to grocery shop (long story) and she started from the other side of the store so I was all messed up - I finally left her and started again for the 'right' side!
Great finds for Sam's room. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Debra

Timi said...

Laurie Ann...........THANK YOU!
Thank you for awarding me. I really appreciate it. I'm sorry I'm so late replying. I truly appreciate it. Thank you.

SCORE on the GW items! Laura and I went yesterday. She made a haul I only got a few little things. Nothing blog worthy. We are going to have to meet somewhere and junk together one day. I need some of your good Junkin Ju Ju.
Timi

WSU Laura said...

Cute quilt! I so need to be coming to your G-Dub for the good stuff. I cannot wait to see your daughter's room in its finished glory.

~ Jamie ~ said...

Very cute...and what a deal! Can't wait to see it finished.

Cynthia S. said...

Omg, I LOVE that quilt! and Chenille is my absolute FAV !! I used to have them on every bed in the house :) now im mixing them with quilts, but Chenille is the softest, sweetest thing! and yours is gorgeous because it mixes both ;) Your blog is beautiful too Laurie! Thanks for your sweet comments too!! Have a nice 4th!! xo