Oh, you didn’t realize there were hazards of yardsaling??
So, are you getting the hazard part yet? You see, I had no business buying a new comforter set. I have 2 spare bedrooms and they are completed outfitted already with all sorts of linens and fabrics. I just shared the granny room with ya’ll recently and it’s the only one with a king bed. So what’s a girl to do? You can see that this goes with NOTHING in the room right now.
You see, I could really have fun with this comforter set and change up the WHOLE look in here, as I mentioned when I did that post. And I can justify it by being thrifty about how I go about doing this and look for other things at yardsales that can coordinate with it. I can also sort of justify it because I’ve had most all this current bedding for more than 5 years. Does justification ever come knocking on your door?
AND I can always try to sell come of my current things on Ebay OR I know I could sell the damask on Ebay too. No doubt about that! But, you know I’d really love to keep this and have fun with it. Oh, the possibilities! I’d have fun deciding just what paint color I’d like to use in here. One thing that I know won’t work is the chair I got from the Salvation Army. That definitely won’t work with it, a slipcover would be in order…so do I let that stop me? Hubby knows nothing about this yet either.
Stay tuned…I haven’t completely decided yet, but you can imagine what I might do, can’t you?
Ms. Tee says
What a great find…I love it with the wall color!!
Rhoda hon, you already have gorgeous guest rooms. Your new purchase is DIVINE! It’s now time for you to purchase a vacation getaway and start decorating it! LOL! Great find! By the way, I am jealous. 🙂
Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says
I am in love with this bedding (I've drooled over it at Target before!), and it looks fabulous with the aqua, although with neutral bedding and black/white main pieces, any accent color would look great and could be easily changed. I say Keep It & love it! You bought it because you liked it, right?! 🙂
Nancy Hood says
I bet you keep it and I look forward to seeing what you do with it!!
well, I guess I am just going to fall over in a dead faint…this is JUST what I want to do my bedroom in…If you decide to sell it, email me!! If not, have a ball with it…It is magnificent!!
ROFL! Rhoda I love a good makeover especially when I can sit back and watch. Your redos are always beautiful and fun. I cant wait to see what you decide. I will be keeping my eye on you.
Laura @ the shorehouse. says
Alright…that seals the deal: I am *definitely* going yard saleing with you. 🙂 Airfare, shmairfare. It’ll be worth it!
OHHH the inspiration bedroom is GORGEOUS. I love the blue with the black and white. I’m sure you’ll think of something wonderful..and we will eagerly await the results.
I adore the aqua bedroom!
Dena ~ swaddlecottage says
You have me giggling over here. I can’t tell you how many times I have done the same type of thing…with curtains, pillows…the perfect little find can turn in to a whole nother’ project! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Honestly, I would have snapped it right up too!
I have totally been there. I justify myself into lots of yard sale purchases! You got a great deal on the bedding.
Sandi McBride says
Oh come on Rhoda, who are you kidding hon, any excuse to redecorate a room…lol…but if you really can’t use it…I’d be happy to take it off your hands! 15 plus postage?
I do know the art of justification REALLY well!
What fun decisions! And what a good deal, I really like that. It’s been about four years since I painted and redid our bedroom and I think it’s time for a change in there. Have fun.
sarah @ abeachcottage says
oh I wouldn’t have passed that up either, it’s just too beautiful for $15!!!!!! I love it when you stumble upon finds like that
I sooooo get the hazard thing, I try to apply that rule with things I am doubtful on – the ‘would you pay double that for it’ but often I think well it isn’t double that so errrr no I wouldn’t pay double for it that’s why I’m at a yardsale lol! often I don’t get something and then *wish* I had, I don’t know what’s worse, not having too much junk in the garage or missing out
I definitely think you should go for it and change the room, I reckon it’ll sing and you will revel in your latest find! isn’t that just the best thrill?? having all the fun of making over the room for fifteen bucks…
Rhoda, you go girl! You have to be the very BEST yardsaling girl in Birmingham. You find the best deals. Then you make something new out of it.
Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.
I love love love your style.
Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique says
OH SERIOUSLY Rhoda? I am drooling.
Susie Q says
Ah yes, I have been there! But that is truly an amazing find and a must buy it! Just wait and see and then, if you decide to pass it on, you can reap the rewards of a brilliant eye!
Oh we did the black and white graphic bedding in our girls room. The walls were Tiffany’s blue and we hung a large black and white print of Audrey Hepburn at Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It was the prettiest room they have ever had.
I can’t wait to see what you do with that room.
ok, you hooked me with this one. I frequently stop by and enjoy your blog, but I don’t leave comments…that is until now. I can so relate to what you’ve said here. I am the bargain queen, and if it is a bargain, I can so justify buying it. That is why my home is filled to the brim. My husband used to tell me, “it’s not a bargain if you don’t need it”. After 40 yrs of being married to me, he’s buying bargains we don’t need. Enjoyed this so much. Felt like I was reading about myself! Laurie