I am going to be redecorating my daughter’s room, and I am going to take you all along for the ride! (Details and photos coming next week!) When I re-do a room, it isn’t usually a quick get it done in a weekend kind of thing. I like to do things frugally, so I pick up pieces on clearance here and there until I have enough items that will help me to finally start putting the room together.
The thing that works best for me is to start with an inspiration piece – something that I LOVE! I love Target and clearance deals, so my inspiration pieces often come from there. Nothing is more inspiring than an item at 75% off, right? I am going to give you some examples with items that I picked up for my son’s room, over 7 years ago.
We will start with the inspiration piece! I saw this old gas pump bookcase in a Target ad probably about 8 years ago. I fell in love with it!! I thought it would be so much fun to decorate my son’s room with a theme that went around the bookcase. Unfortunately, I saw that bookcase when things weren’t the best for us financially, so I knew purchasing it was out of the question. I waited!
I know that everything in Target will eventually be clearanced, and I was hoping to grab it at 75% off. A girl can dream, right? I had to wait for over a year! It finally went on clearance, but I had to wait for 50% off, beccause I couldn’t afford anything more than that. I went to Target the day it should be 50% off, and it was gone. I called every store, and nobody had any left. My dream of a super cute boys room that involved a gas station bookcase had died!
I was at Target one day and I spotted my beloved bookcase on an end cap. I think I squealed! Somebody must have returned it. I ran back up to the front of the store to grab a cart. I was afraid somebody might steal my bookcase while I was grabbing a cart (please tell me I am not the only one that worries something will disappear while you are grabbing a cart). When I put it in my cart I realized that it had now been clearanced to 75% off – I squealed again!
Now that I had my inspiration piece, I was able to add these other pieces, all at great prices too! It took me several months to gather all of these pieces. I never try to decorate in a hurry, I can find the best deals if I gather pieces slowly and just wait for clearance deals to pop up. Here are the other items I was able to find:
Quilt for his bed at 50% off
Knobs for the dresser at 75% off
Propellor coat hook at 50% off
Matching Wall shelf at 75% 0ff
Bookcase at 50% off
Gas Pump Light at 75% off and a denim valance (which stayed at our old house) at 75% off
I will be back next week to show you the inspiration piece that I picked up (at 75% off – of course) for my daughter’s room. It should be fun! I would love to hear what you do to save some money when decorating your home.