Friday, August 20, 2010

Rainy Friday Post!

Hello lovely readers,

Today I'd like to show you a little bit of what inspires me decor-wise. When my studio apartment is feeling especially zen-less, I go to sites like apartment therapy and decor8 for ideas, and browse for thrift deals at Paris on Ponce and the recently discovered Highland Row Antiques. (I'm ashamed to admit that I've been at Young Blood since January and just made it into Highland Row a few weeks ago; it's great, so don't wait like I did!)

Would you believe me if I told you I found these vintage silhouette
pieces for $16 for the pair at Highland Row?!

Another fun idea for inexpensive decorating is framing pretty cards. I bought these cards from Young Blood and bought wooden frames for around $4 a piece, and look what turned out!

Excuse the less-than-mediocre photo, but these
do look great in my place in person.

And finally, this cabin+cub print my friend bought (also at YB) turned out great in a $3 frame. You can't beat steals like that!

I also thought the rainy weather theme was appropriate for today.

So if your place needs some sprucing up, or you just want a change of artistic scenery, check out some local joints with cards, prints and art before dropping your change on one of a million beach scene posters from wal-mart or michael's.

Cheers guys!