Monday, January 7, 2013

Cheap vs Thrifty

West Elm
Who gets the West Elm catalog? It's pretty awesome right? I love West Elm we have two pretty big items from there and I have no complaints. I love how they combine modern, rustic, and eclectic without looking cheesy or go WE!

So on the catalog cover this month was the Emmerson bed and head board. I have been secretly admiring this beauty for awhile but just can't seem to convince my husband we need to throw down $1399 on a new bed.

Guess what my amazingly gorgeous, talented, smart, funny husband did for me? He made me a head board. I know, I know, he's pretty great. I hope this wont embarrass him but my husband is....errrr WAS in the past, not handy at all. Look at his pretty work! And all for a whopping $24. Yep, 2-4 y'all! AND, I kind of like ours better. We used the same stain as our mantle, four pieces of wood and screwed that bad boy into our West Elm platform bed. AAAANNNNND DONE!


Entire bed
 Here are some more pics of our bedroom. It's about 90% finished. This is the only masculine space in our gotta give them one room right, right ladies.
Remember this dresser?

Love me a map!

Our wall color is called Burlap. You can see in this picture from the Christmas present my sister made us that it is truly the color of ....burlap! Some of the pictures it's reading yellow but I promise it is not.

Vintage typing tables as side tables.

Our house was built in 1949 when people were apparently miniature . It's a small space but we make it work using simple pieces and keeping them low to the ground. I made the curtains too. Nothing fancy, just simple clean white linen.

Am I cheap? Hell no, I'm thrifty y'all! And my husband just saved himself $1,375.

Happy Saving!

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