In the next week or two we will be ready for a full basement reveal. Yippee! Seriously, you are going to be pretty impressed I think.
While Mike has been slaving away and up to his ears in drywall mud, lighting, paint and furniture assembly, I’ve been busy with online shopping (and Copy Cat Chic blog stalking) and trips to Home Goods. While our main couch and chair are staying put for now, I wanted to complete the face lift by sprucing up the accents that make a room cozy and personalized. But on the cheap of course.
I’ve browsed Overstock.com for years but since I am generally wary of online shopping – I absolutely hate dealing with returns – I have never made a purchase. Until now. It started a few months ago when Mike found a Pottery Barn-worthy rug pad on Overstock for a fraction of the price. Score! Then I started hunting for two nice leather ottomans that could double as seating and storage for the basement TV room. Seeing that it’s the coolest room in the house and I am due at the end of July, I anticipate spending a lot of time down there.
Target had a few options, and of course so did the higher end stores. But when you are shopping for a basement that will soon be overrun with baby gear it seems silly to buy Crate & Barrel accents. Spit up on Restoration Hardware upholstery? I don’t think so.
The Contemporary Storage Ottomans aren’t necessarily “cheap,” but they are much more affordable than what I found at other places and extremely sturdy. I am so impressed by the weight and heft of the product, and the tray on the backside of the lid is extremely well constructed.
The ottomans come in a variety of colors but we opted for two in the dark brown color to sit on either side of the fireplace. Committing to color in furniture is tougher for me as I tend to hold on to pieces, expensive or inexpensive, for a very long time. In fact, we just threw away a Target dresser that Mike built for me not long after we met, circa 2003. It was thrashed but I lugged it across state lines. Twice. But I digress.
These ottomans are a perfect seating + storage solution for any space, especially smaller rooms. I can’t wait to show you how they look in the finished room, hopefully next week. Arriving on our porch this afternoon will be yet another Overstock.com find — an accent table for downstairs. My fingers are crossed that I love it just as much as these!
What websites, or stores, are your go-to for affordable home decor finds?