Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Frugal Finds

Just wanted to share some pretty great items I've picked up recently..

The first is a cute little side table from HomeGoods. As most of you know, Zane and I are living in my parents' basement 'apartment until we have our new home built. It's set up kind of loft/studio style with all the rooms meshed into one. Our bed is right next to our leather couch, leaving little room for a nightstand. And for us, a nightstand is a must. We like to have a lamp that we can turn off from the bed (that may or may not have to do with the number of times I've run into things in the dark..), and we like having our cell phones there as well, as we use them as alarm clocks.

I've been on the hunt for a little table to fit in that space for a while. A couple weeks ago, while shopping in New Hampshire, I found "the one". I brought it home and was even more convinced. Wanna see?

Still a tight fit, but we're working with a small basement space here.. this is about the best it's gonna get. A lot of things aren't especially ideal, but it will be SO worth it once we have our custom-designed brand new house! Anyway, I digress..

Don't you love the mirrored top and the curvy legs?? Mirrored anything is always a plus in small spaces- it gives the illusion of more space. Here's a little closer look:

Oh, and the cost? 26 big ones. Me likey. :)

Yesterday I picked up this notebook too:

Doesn't it remind you of this Waverly Chippendale fabric? Love it.

It also has a handy pocket on the inside. I'm thinking it'll be perfect for paint chips & inspiration photos.

And lastly.. a little glimpse at a mini-project I'm working on.. any ideas what it is (the photo kind of gives it away)?


Embellished Bayou said...

What a FAB little table, love it! I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot for it in your new home as well.

Christine said...

That table is perfect!! Such a great find. the notebook is super cute too!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i really need to hire you.

lauren @ gathering moss said...

ok i'm obviously way behind in my google reader, but i LOVE this table. what a great find! love the cover of that notebook too and the contrasting lining.