Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Missoni Accomplished

Missoni, instead of mission. I kill me.

But seriously.  The mission, should you choose to accept it, is the constant quest to debrownify the living room.  As frugally as possible.  I have been on this mission for years....and by golly, it may actually be accomplished. 

Allow me to set it up for you-You're in the Targ.  You see 2 turquoise ottomans that are a little too flashy for this space so you don't pay attention to price.  You later have remorse....internal dialogue goes something like this.  "Hmm, those ottomans were turquoise with silver bases.  They would debrown.  But they were fancy pants ish.  I'm pretty sure they were expensive anyway.  Let's look online and torture ourselves."  You type in turquoise ottoman.  Those fancy ones are no where to be found on their website.  But what's this?  Missoni for Target online clearance?  Internal dialogue happens:  "Would it be chevron overload?  Is there such a thing?  What about all the other stripeyness happening in this room?  That's a great price.  Should i get one?  Two?  The one in black and white for the basement?  We'll put this one in the basement if it doesn't work here so hold off on the black and white one."

3 days later, here she is in all her chevron aqua goodness.  Consider this living room thoroughly debrownified.





Still hating the tv cabinet and the end tables, though.  I said we were done debrowning, not tweaking.


Look at that adorable little face peeking behind the new ottoman. 


Just waiting for her chance to join me.


And lest we forget the brownier before pillows and ottoman, here ya go.  Methinks the old ottomans could become a redo project, but they need to be cushier as well as covered.


So what did this fabulous new find put me back??
826.69 from all modern?!?!
249.99 from west elm?!?


Nay.  33.99.  Seriously. On sale from 99.99.  How stupid am i for not buying the black and white one?  Super stupid, because after stalking the website for days, there ain't nothing there. 

What's your latest "one that got away" that you're kicking yourself over?




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30 comments:

Megan said...

Oh my, just the right touch for the room! I am totally JEALOUS!

Dolores Monet said...

One that got away! I am kicking myself for not buying the green metal headboard from Good Will. It was an oldie and cost $40.00.

You may be debrowning, but I do love the brown sofa!

Lisa said...

Oooh, nice! It really freshens things up!

Orange it Lovely said...

ooooh lovely. Id say mission accomplished ;)

Brandi said...

Wow! You did good! Love your new ottoman! If you like, you could always buy some b&w chevron fabric and recover your other two.

http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=d3120fd3-7b65-4950-87a1-6f409b04d12c

The indoor/outdoor fabric is easier to wipe clean!

Jenny said...

Shut. UP! I love the ottomans you found! The color, the pattern, and best of all, the PRICE! I haven't found a deal like that in a long time! Love how they look in your room (and it's not chevron overload either!)

Thanks for linking up to Room Evolutions!

Lori said...

Love the ottoman and the kitty hiding behind it!! :)

Paula said...

Love it! It really updates your room.

Catherine said...

Very cute! You have great taste!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh your Missoni (you crack me up too) was accomplished. I love that ottoman and yes kick yourself for not getting the one in Black and White. It is super cool!! Keep on tweaking! hugs, Linda

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

Love!! It looks great in the room! Please stop by and party with us today over at Passionatelyperfect.com! Your newest fan!

Debbiedoo's said...

Love it, great patter choice too!

Scribbler said...

Hey, good to see you again. I am always for "debrowning" anything, as it is not loved by me.

I reeeeally like your new ottoman. We never have jack at our local Tarjay stores, never any of the cool stuff I see on blogs.

Kristin said...

Very cute find! Love the chevron with a twist. The brown and turquoise really look fresh together! Now you've got me looking for ottomans online too :-)

Christina said...

Thanks so much for popping by my blog! I hope you will try some paint chip art too - I'm telling you, it's super easy!!!

Congrats on debrowning your room a little more - the chevron looks fantastic!!! You made the right choice; and I totally know how hard it was because I was struggling very much myself with beige-itis!

Take care,
Christina
www.designingbynumbers.com

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

Your ottoman is a great purchase. I like the changes you've made to the room. I came by after you left a very thoughtful comment on my living room progress entry and I can see you are in the middle of a similar process. I love your old cube ottomans btw. I was thinking of getting some like that for my living room. I am not sure where to find them though.

I like how you share your shopping experience with folks. I am not much of a shopper so it takes me awhile to find what I want at a good price. I am so jealous of the good buys ppl post about. When I try to get in on the deals, they are usually sold out already. And I totally hear you about the remorse for not buying something when it is on sale. I hesitate and then it is scooped up. :/

Btw, we are your latest followers.

Sincerely,
Eldarose from http://RE-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Great job on the de-browning! the one that got away from me was a chandelier marked half price and by the time I decided to buy it, it had sold:( God bless x

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love it! What a steal! Looks comfy, too.

Carrie said...

Missoni accomplished... haha! I can not believe you found ANYTHING Missoni at Target, do you know how fast that stuff went?! Sorry, not trying to add salt to your "the one that got away" wounds. ;-) Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday over at Making Lemonade!

Carrie said...

Missoni accomplished... haha! I can not believe you found ANYTHING Missoni at Target, do you know how fast that stuff went?! Sorry, not trying to add salt to your "the one that got away" wounds. ;-) Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday over at Making Lemonade!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Super cute! I love the pop of color and graphic it gives your room. Great find!

Our Delightful Home said...

I love the ottomans! Yummy! I would also love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Delightful
Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Eclectically Vintage said...

Thanks for the great comments on my kitchen reno! I hit the Missoni for Target sale on the first day and it was like a swarm of crazed bees took over! Somehow I managed to stuff my cart full with random stuff - bring it all home to decide what I wanted to keep (you couldn't decide in the store or someone would snatch it from your hands) and return what I didn't want. Alas, there were no ottomans there (sad). You got a great deal and they do brighten the room. New follower.
Kelly

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Great updates in your room! I love a great deal too, but sadly some do get away! I was at at barn sale yesterday and saw a wonderful set of chairs. I walked away for a moment to ponder and of course they were gone in a flash!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

That is such an awesome deal! I love the chevron.. though I don't think you can ever have enough, you have added it tastefully! And you are hilarious! I have the same dialog in my own head!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Love those! I cyber-stalked the Missoni stuff myself but didn't pul the trigger (I wanted platters and kitchen stuff). I'm still kicking myself.

Kate @ craftwhatever said...

What a deal! And your room looks great!

Can't think of anything that got away lately, that is.

I Know The Plans I Have For You said...

I love everything about your room! I'm obsessed with chevron anything and I love the color combination you used! I'm following along!!

Sue@House Pretty said...

Hi I just found you through a blog hop and I have to say, your living room is looking mighty fine, yes it is! I myself like a bit of color, and the color you are going with is very pretty! Oh, and by the way, you just gained a new follower, yay! Would so appreciate a follow back! p.s. you know what happens when you just get happy with one room, eh? now the other ones will start to drive you crazy ,lol!

Bargain Hoot said...

Love that ottoman! You got a steal!!
xo