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A few months back I purchased two Bolum rugs from Ikea. They were 3×5 and $3.99 a piece. I purchased them with the sole purpose of painting on them. Well fast forward a few months and I finally found the time to paint the rugs. I decided not to get too crazy and to just create a striped effect. Simple enough, right?…I guess. I must say that I really like the rug and painting them was carthartic but the it looks slightly “DIY” and not “purchased”. Nonetheless, I will still share this project. And if push comes to shove I have one more rug that to practice on.

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I love black and white rugs. They are so crisp and regal and they mesh well  with any decor. I would really love to have either a chevron print rug or a  plain striped rug. I really like this rug here, however, $69  + $10 shipping = No bueno. So, I guess I will be keeping my eye on this rug until it goes on sale. Once it’s marked  down to $29.99, it’s mine. Until then, I smell a DIY project in the near future. In the meantime, please check out some of my favorite rug DIY projects here and here.

Remember that previous post about my recently purchased perfume bottle?? Well, forget about it.. or not…Anywho, this past Saturday I went to Hobby Lobby, to purchase more silver leaf for my project, (which is still in the works) and out of the corner of my eye I see a glassware display with a 50% off  advertisement. All of the items featured on display were perfume bottles!! Beautiful, glass perfume bottles. I was soooo excited that I almost cried. They even had bottles with atomizers!! I purchased two, but one is more than likely being returned as I have no need for two perfume bottles.. Check out the pics below..

While parusing Mr. Goodwill Huntings amazing site I ran across the below photo. The photo links back to this article. However, I was more enthused  with the actual table than the article!  It was simple, modern and had great bones. In fact, if it was rectangular, with a glass or mirrored top, it would be perfect for my living room! It looks like something that could be easily located in a thrift store. So I’m thinking this weekend will be spent locating a table like this.

Lately,  I’ve become obsessed with mirrored furniture. I  REALLY want this mirrored coffee table for my living area  and something like this, but taller, for my bedroom. However, since my budget does not allow me to purchase both items, I am  forced to be creative..And by creative I mean I’m going to silver-leaf my current craigslist purchased oak dresser.. In fact, I am taking a break from doing so to write this blog post..

Anywho, the below picture is the before and I will post the after picture and pricing of materials tomorrow or whenever I’m finished with this project!