I started with the artwork, the most difficult thing to find, browsing through thrift stores and consignment stores for just the right piece. I found something that would look stunning, but was turned off by the $75 price tag. Later that day I bought a pair of prints at Goodwill, but when I got them home I discovered they made the room too dark and they went back.
This morning it was time to try again. When I left to run errands after breakfast I brought a piece of tile and a paint sample for color matching, and a tape measure for sizing. My first stop was the St. Vincent de Paul store. I had been there before, but they turn their things over quickly so I thought it was worth another try.
When I got there I saw a sign on the door that said all their artwork was 25% off today. That made my find even sweeter:
|Framed print, tablecloth, and flower pot with tile piece and paint sample|
With the discount, all my goodies cost less than ten dollars. Now that I've found the main pieces, everything else should fall into place and I'll be able to call the room done!