diy: home accents

ikea shelf deal

I’m a bargain girl. A sucker for a great deal. I don’t care where it came from as long as I got it 50% off or more! When I’m shopping, I always go to the sale racks first. In fact, I will often plan my shopping trips starting with the store that has the best deals and work my way up from there. Call me a bargainista, but I just can’t spend full price if I know there’s a better deal out there somewhere. I love places like Ikea, TJ Maxx, even Bargain Hunt (don’t judge). There’s something that settles me knowing that I got the best bargain for my buck. I haven’t yet mastered the art of couponing, although I love the idea of it. Have you seen that show on TLC, Extreme Couponing? It’s fascinating!

We don’t have an Ikea in Nashville (probably better that way!), so whenever I get a chance to frequent the Atlanta, Georgia area I always love to schedule in a trip to Ikea. I could spend all day at that wonderful, homey store! Perhaps it’s the beautifully designed spaces. Perhaps it’s the swedish meatballs. Or, perhaps it’s that I can find a fairly well made piece of “that’s just what I need” furniture or knick-knack for an amazingly inexpensive amount of money. (Yep, I think that’s it!) One such item I rounded up recently is this simple, industrial-looking, white shelf for my dining room. It’s exactly what I was looking for to house a portion of my cake plate collection, and it only cost $14.95! (Go here for something similar!) If you have an empty corner just in need of a little somethin’, a simple shelf with clean lines and some perfectly placed dishware, plants or knick-knacks will give your room a fresh “this is my new favorite room in the house” feel!

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For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age… | Titus 2:11-12

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