{stuck in the office}

Working hard, can't wait to show you what I am up too!


{craigslist SCORE!}

As many of you know I love me some Craigslist and those close to me know my home is fully furnished from Craigslist, Thrifts Stores, Flea Markets, and Home Goods {and of course Anthropologie}.

Today, I am so excited to show you a piece I found on Craigslist and share how I got it. 

The room I am focused on today is my bedroom. 
My bedroom colors are yellow, black, white, grey, and a touch of purple, a little Hollywood Regency, Modern Twist.
When I decorate a bedroom I don't normally start with the nightstands but in this case I will make an exception. Why? Oh, because I found the two most AMAZING pieces. 

Yep that's right, isn't she lovely and the best part is she was only $75.00.

Now because this piece is original vintage from the 1960's-1970's era the possibility of finding another piece to match is near to impossible. I was thinking I was going to have to find a vintage side table that would go with this beauty and match the yellow with paint. 
Until, I was searching Craigslist last week and came across this magnificent vintage Hollywood Regency style night stand!
First off, the color could not be any more PERFECT, right! 
Second, REALLY, a Vintage Dorothy Draper style night stand has been a dream ever since I saw this credenza Vanessa De Vargas styled. You may have seen this shot on {DecorPad}.
I was secretly disappointed that there wasn't two nightstands so if I wanted to change things around later and turn it into a credenza like above, I could. However, I am not COMPLAINING!

The BEST part of this find is that I did not spend a penny. That's right! I ended up trading a different table that I no longer was using, it wasn't really my style anymore anyways. 
As many know, I am very budget minded when I shop like most of you are or having to be now. 
Today with the economy the way it is, people are having to downsize, losing their houses, and can't fit there stuff into the new place. 
The way I see it is, why not be creative and help each other out. It turns out to be a WIN, WIN for both of us! 
If I know I have something comparable to what they are selling. I will offer to trade. It may not always work but in this case I got LUCKY. 
This was too big for them and it was PERFECT for me! 

SHH! Don't tell anyone my secret but if you happen to try it out, you must leave me a comment and tell me all about it.

{Check back as I have a very special bedroom DIY project coming up and I can't wait to tell you who I am collaborating with!!}


{dilemma of the week}

Okay, I have a dilemma this week and need your help blogger's!
I just moved and I am trying to decorate my new place. I have been searching for a new rug for my living room, after scouring every online rug store and seeing who had the best sale going on.
I finally decided on a rug from RugsUSA.
chevron (black and white zig zag)

I love the choice I made but now here is the problem. I have a 3 year old who runs around all day, who likes to change her outfit 10 times a day, each time putting on a new pair of shoes. 
The front door also opens into the living room, so when people enter they will be entering onto the rug. 
How do I keep a black and white rug from getting super dirty from all the foot traffic?
I could ask for people to take their shoes off when they enter. However, I am still afraid I will have a dark trail across the rug where people frequently walk. 
Do I scotch-guard it before laying it down? Do I have it cleaned more often?
I am so nervous that I don't even want to lay it down! Any suggestions....

While I figure out what I am planning on doing with the rug situation, here are a few other rugs I was considering from {RugsUSA}.
{FYI: They are having an amazing sale going on, anywhere from 20-50% off rugs. 
Don't wait go check it out NOW!}

Which rug would you choose?