On one of our many trips to Lanesboro, MN last year I came across this quirky and fun Minnesota What You Need To Know map that I knew would make a great addition to our guest room. When I brought it up to the register at the Slant Avenue Mercantile the guy behind the counter told me that IKEA had several frames that would fit this map perfectly. I thought between the cost of the map ($5) and the cost of the frame (I was guessing less than $10), this would make for some inexpensive decor.
After many, many, many months, I'm finally making good on the promise to post more pictures and details about our reclaimed wood & black pipe tv stand. Whenever I post a glimpse of our tv stand on social networking, I'm always asked questions about it. The reason why it's taken so long for me to finally do this might seem silly....
Usually when people think of updating a room or giving it a new look that doesn't cost a lot, they think of changing out throw pillows. While that is a great option, I think changing out the lamps in a room make a much bigger statement. Especially if you decide to go with something that is a different width, height, color, and finish. If you are like me and like to make changes to your home without spending a boatload of money, the following table lamps below from Kirkland's are great options for your home no matter what your decor style your is - especially since the lamp shades are included (those can get so costly!). Plus, when you join the Kirkland's K Club, you will earn 1 point for every $1 spent and receive a $10 reward for every 300 points earned. On top of all that, you can use their Spin to Win app (iTunes or Google Play) and use a new coupon every single day!
I don't mean to brag (too much) but I gotta tell you all that living just over an hour away from IKEA rocks. Before our move to Minnesota last spring, an IKEA trip would have been planned months in advance and would have most likely been an overnight trip. Now, it's nothing for us to decide a day or two in advance that a trip to IKEA in the Cities will happen. And even though we've been there a dozen times in the past year, I still get overwhelmed every time I'm there because the minute I walk in the doors my mind is flooded with ideas.
So when I was invited by Hickory Hardware and PPG Voice of Color to participate in the IKEA Rast Hack Challenge I accepted immediately because although it's the middle of winter, and we're freezing our butts off here in Minnesota, I knew my handsome handy husband and I could handle it - especially since we sprung for a garage heater when we built our new house.
After bouncing some ideas back and forth with my handsome handy husband, we decided to turn the IKEA Rast dresser into a vintage apothecary cabinet on casters.
What Rose Knows was given the Be Our Guest print for this post, however all opinions are my own.
It's been a very slow process getting wall art and anything else for that matter up on the walls in our house. We've been living in our new home 4 months now and the only rooms that have anything up on the walls is the open concept living room and kitchen. I'm still getting a feel for our new home and the last thing that I want to do is put stuff up on the walls that I don't absolutely love.
Before I start working on any other rooms in the house though, my goal is to get our guest room finished before guests start arriving for the holidays. I want to create a retreat type space for our guests to relax and more importantly feel welcome in our home.