When I was in the process of painting the dining room, one of my sons said, "So, are you going to get some new decorations to go with the new paint?" He's a boy after my own heart.
Actually, one of my goals in changing this room was to be able to use many of the same accessories that I had before. I pulled the blue color from the rug, just as I had done with the red. The rug is a riot of color, but I think they all work together beautifully. Still, I did change a few things.
First I found this gorgeous blue ruffly pillow at HomeGoods for $12.99. When I saw this pillow, I knew I'd found the color I wanted for my dining room.
I wanted a punchy fabric to go with the solid blue pillow. I found several that would work well for fall and winter, but I wanted to start with something light and bright for summer. I'd almost given up when I made a trip to World Market. Their "Kavita" curtain panel contained just the colors I was looking for. I didn't want the curtains, but a quick look around the store revealed the same fabric in other places, including a set of tea towels for $7.99. A few straight stitches later, I had a pillow.
Another trip to HomeGoods and another $12.99, and this gorgeous shallow bowl came home with me:
It took me awhile to find a plate stand deep enough to hold this bowl, but I finally found one at Pier One. I love the bowl displayed this way.
Most of the display on top of the china cabinet I already had, but I did add the big platter. Again, this was a HomeGoods find. It cost $9.99.
I found a couple of new accessories for my lighted cabinets. The multi-color vase was a fun find at Ross for just $7.99.
As for the little onion-shaped vase, it was one of my best finds. Here's how it started life:
The pink color didn't work for me, but the $2.48 price tag sure did! I spray-painted it and then wiped some stain over it and added some gold Rub'n'Buff around the neck. I love the way it turned out!
I'll probably keep on the lookout for a few more accessories to add to my blue room, but for now I'm happy with the way the new accessories are playing nicely with the old ones.
Where do you find accessories?
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