How do you add new home decor pieces to your spaces? Follow along today as I search for the perfect place for our new tobacco basket and Rae Dunn glassware.
Do you like to change your home decor? I’m always looking for ways to update my spaces inexpensively. Usually shopping in stores like Home Goods or TJ Maxx. I love light, bright & airy spaces and I guess I would describe my current style as modern farmhouse.
Updating our home decor is much more economical than replacing furniture. Don’t ya think? 😉 Some of our furniture is as old as our marriage (23 years!). However, I did paint both my dining room and bedroom furniture to update those sets. I shared the details of our bedroom here.
Tobacco baskets are a staple in modern farmhouse style that I really like. I had seen several different tobacco baskets for sale in various stores but they were a bit pricey. Then one day while in Hobby Lobby I saw a large-sized basket for 50% off the original price of $40. Yup, that’s right I scored this tobacco basket for only $20! Now to find the perfect place to hang it…
There are several spaces that I’ve wanted to update. The first was our fireplace mantle…which is probably my absolute favorite feature in our home. I thought I found the perfect piece last year, a round mirror, but it was too big so I hung it somewhere else in our house. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the basket up there either…it blended in too much with the stone.
Another space I was trying to update was the decor items on top of our media unit. We purchased the Logan media suite from Pottery barn several years ago. I do still love it but now that my tastes have changed a bit…I wonder if I would prefer the unit in white. Apparently, most people like the white because that’s the only color it’s available in now. I thought I could hang the basket on the wall just slightly above the top. But when I put it up there it was a tad too small.
I had moved 3 picture frames that hung in our front staircase to my back staircase when I updated the gallery wall there. You can read all about our new and improved gallery wall in this post. So after moving those three pictures from this wall, I thought the tobacco basket would look great in that spot on the wall going up the stairs. Ugh…I didn’t love it there either. It stuck out too much from the wall for a staircase. Even though we don’t use the front stairs often it felt like it was in the way…so down it came.
Rae Dunn Glassware
My sister loves Rae Dunn pottery and refuses to pay the resale prices online….plus half the fun is the hunt searching for items…right!? Well now she’s got me hooked and I find myself searching for anything Rae Dunn when I’m in Home Goods or TJ Maxx. While shopping with Anne in Home Goods one day I came across these Rae Dunn bottles that I LOVED and just had to have.
I didn’t know what I was going to do with them but then remembered yet another area I was trying to update…our bar buffet. Having our house painted after 8 years has been a blessing and a curse. I realized there were lots of home decor pieces I didn’t love anymore. I decided if I didn’t really love it I wasn’t going to make holes in our freshly painted walls just to fill the space. So since January, I’ve been slowly redecorating our home decor in some of our spaces.
Anyway back to the point…updating our bar buffet…oh no that tobacco basket…that was the point! The piece of furniture is a bit traditional for my style now but it is really useful and fills the space perfectly without adding an actual wet bar.
To merge the classic style of the bar-buffet with my love of the farmhouse style I hung the tobacco basket on the wall above. Ta da…perfect!
And those awesome Rae Dunn glass jars…I found a galvanized tray that was just the right size during the same shopping trip at Home Goods to display them in.
For a total of $54 ($20 for the tobacco basket, $6 for each glass bottle, and $10 for the tray) I’ve updated this little nook of our house. Now I when I walk by this space several times a day I smile!
However, I wouldn’t be me if I weren’t already thinking of other ways to change this space. I’ve considered several options….painting the wall with chalkboard paint…putting up a wood planked wall and painting the bar a lighter color…moving the piece to the dining room and adding floor-to-ceiling chunky wood shelving. What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to see in this space. Come back to see if we change this space again in the future.
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