BARNHOUSE | New Chair for Under $200! & Fall Pillow Roundup
I am SO excited to be kicking off a monthly series with Better Home & Garden’s products!!! I will be sharing some budget-friendly decorating ideas with home decor from their line exclusively sold at Walmart. Each month they give me a challenge, and August is the “10-Year-Challenge”, which was so fun because I dug back into my archives for some DIY projects from my apartment in Manhattan!
10 YEARS AGO!
Fun fact: after 7 years of having roommates in NYC, this was my first apartment by myself. And my first year after leaving my job at InStyle magazine to work full-time on I SPY DIY!
I was so excited to decorate my 350sf Manhattan apartment with home decor, and found this old, super heavy dresser at a flea market. I painted it and then bribed my friends with pizza to haul it up 5 flights of stairs to use as a TV stand! This TV wall in my apartment was my pride and joy. That is a DIY plant stand, lamp, dip-dyed art, and dresser. It’s funny to see how the fundamentals of my design have not changed too much. I love to start with a white base and layer in color. Back in the day I loved the pops of bright color, and now just pick more muted colors.
Today, I am decorating a corner in the living room of the house we renovated. It’s SO fun to see how far my DIY skills have come!
Now back to my current house! I actually have two chair options for this corner, because I found this Better Homes & Gardens Blake Lounge Chair, and it is SO GOOD and such a GREAT PRICE. I got one in Cognac and one in Black. We are always on the hunt for affordable side chairs, so I know we can find a place for both.
Also Mr. Yolo had requested a chair that was not so small and low to the ground, and this one got his stamp of approval. It’s a really great chair. It’s sturdy, the “leather” is really good, and if you have a larger room it has a good sized footprint. Two would look so good opposite a couch. The back also looks beautiful, so you could definitely float them in a room and have the back exposed. I need more of these chairs for our other houses! The question is: Which should go in the living room? The Cognac above or the Black below? Let me know in the comments!
I also went a little crazy with pillows, because The Better Homes & Gardens line has so many good ones, and they all are under $17. They are great size, include the insert, and most of them are REVERSIBLE! I am surprised because my favorite pillow is the corduroy orange pillow (named Terra Cotta Dream), which is something I would have never considered. But BH&G challenged me to pick something I wouldn’t normally get, and not only do I love it, I ordered more because they are only $10!
The other awesome home decor finds are these beautiful Better Homes & Gardens Hyacinth Basket at $42 for BOTH! They are a great size and PERFECT for storing all of Baby Yolo’s toys. You could also put a tree or large plant in one for the corner of your livingroom.
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