Hey guys, thought I’d start a Bargain Buys series on the blog. Expect some posts where hopefully I can be of help with some good buys! Below are some quirky accents for your home all under R300
I’ve always been a sucker for throw pillows. We moved house a year ago and I had new ones made all round. Going into summer I’m so tempted into getting new summery shades. However, with trying to recycle and restyle, I’ve been switching up each room by swopping pillows around.
I did find these amazing pillows from Thandana though! What’s cool is that each pillow features two fabrics, this means changing things up more often, if you’re like me who’s constantly rearranging. More bang for your buck I’d say!
Hey guys, thought I’d write this quick post. Yes, I’m still on my dining chair tip. I’ve been looking online for a second chair. The second hand dealer from my bargain hunting on Saturday, suggested I look online first before going via an auction. Makes sense I guess, going to the seller first, cutting out the middle man. Turns out most sellers advertise on Gumtree and Bid or Buy for us South Africans first, before going the route of an auction. I’ve had absolutely no luck thus far, which is why I’m writing this post. Nonetheless, here are some pointers when looking to purchase secondhand furniture online.
1. Always visit a reputable site, with decent pictures quality people!
2. I always try to check the sellers background on the actual site. Look for previous sales, and also a review if that’s possible.
3. Know what you’re looking for, meaning if it’s a specific table, or whatever, try to get a name to identify that particular style. It just makes the elimination process that much easier. Chances are, a seller that labels their furniture for sale correctly, could be more credible and know what they talking about.
4. That being said, some people don’t necessarily know if they’re sitting on a gold mine, take advantage of that. It seems mean, I know, but we’re looking for a bargain here.
5. Lastly, I try and stick to what is in my immediate surroundings, sometimes impossible I know, but a viewing before purchasing would be nice.
I love my new Windsor chair, now just for the sanding and painting!
Love me some monochrome! I’ve mentioned in a previous post we are looking at tiling our kitchen backsplash. I’ve already chosen a white subway tile with black grouting of course!
Black and white kitchen inspiration from Skonahem.
A good book with a cup of tea and I’m in my element. Don’t know about you, but I love having a space where I can just hang out around the house. Besides my bedroom, this is a space where I’m completely relaxed.
Below are some essentials for my reading area. I love the modern Bertoia chair paired with a soft sheepskin rug and then of course a Persian rug which I’ve been dying over lately
How often do you walk into a room and think, I’m over this, I’m not feeling this space/layout anymore? Or you just don’t get the same vibe from a space. Most of us are in the habit of buying something new for a room to be renewed. I love the retail therapy of that, but I’ve been trying to recycle, reuse or repurpose pieces at home. Here’s some ways you can change things up without breaking the bank.
– Rearrange furniture; this can introduce a whole new look to a room. I remember growing up my Mum used to constantly change the position of their bed, it kept things fresh.
– Add an occasional chair from your living room to your bedroom. A chair in the bedroom adds a feel of luxury, a spot to curl up and read a book!
– Change around your art/pictures on a wall. Start a gallery wall?
– Rearrange a bookshelf. What about colour coding your books for a point of interest?
– Restyle a coffee table or dresser. Add your fancy perfume bottles to your display.
These are just a few examples that for me, work really well. Hope I’ve helped in one small way