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Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

  1. Pink Wallpaper says:

    i am 100% w/ you on the chevron pattern. and i think that is a great idea about painting over sisal (like mary mcdonald did in her domino spread)…and i love the DIY fabric- i just need to learn how to sew. that’s pitiful that i have no clue how to even put thread into my machine.

  2. Magchunk says:

    I thought of that tabletop from Sunset as soon as I read your first paragraph. I too am coveting that Rubie Green bedding.

    Out of my price range right now is a beautiful upholstered armchair for my living room. Maybe I’m too picky, but I haven’t found anything I like for under $500. I have no luck with thrift shops. And so my sofa is still lonely.

  3. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:


    I totally know where you are coming from. I have no clue how to sew! I’ve been reading Julie and Julia and I’m inspired to try something new and for me it won’t be cooking, but sewing. My MIL knows what she is doing so she is going to help me out. Maybe I’ll video some it and post little how-tos along the way!

  4. Lauren says:


    can’t wait to see how it turns out- awesome ideas!!

    hmmm.. on my list- zinc DR table, LR chairs and new countertops!!

  5. Sweet Nothings says:

    i TOOO love all things chevron..i was planning on the dvf dress..sadly, not anymore!

  6. down and out chic says:

    i’m in the exact same boat, i’d love a striped rug (preferably chevron) but have no budget for one…sigh.

  7. Jennifer says:

    wonderful, genius DIY ideas! cannot wait to see what you end up doing.

    love chevron, too. especially on wood floors! you see it often in old apartments in Europe. well, I see it often on blogs with photos of old apartments in Europe 🙂

    um, my wallet doesn’t agree with anything on my wish-list. at the top: a new kitchen!

  8. LindsB says:

    I love love love the diy fabric trick! Maybe thats what I need to do to make and use on my chair?!? hmmm now you have me thinking- way to throw another option into the mix Camila!

    Totally kidding, I love this idea and want to use it!

  9. La Petite Maison says:

    What a fab DIY project; thank you for sharing! I love Madeline Weinrib and Rubie Green as well. *sigh*

  10. Joi says:

    I ♥ chevron, too!

  11. Same New Story says:

    i may be a new fan of your blog, but certainly a big one. in fact, you have a little award awaiting at my blog!

  12. Copy Cat Chic says:

    I sent you a message on Decorum about that West Elm Zig Zag rug 😀 I think it’s a pretty awesome option!

    If you don’t mind colorful: Pottery Barn Teen has a zig zag rug too!

    Also was reading through your blog and saw your Viceroy canopy post…here’s another fun (but not quite as cheap) option:

  13. Blueprint Bliss says:

    I’m a big fan of chevron and DIY projects.

    I have been looking for a piece of furniture for AWHILE now. I want something like buffet- possibly with a hutch. Just am not getting anywhere (because I can’t find something that I can afford). So I think I may have the husband build me a buffet- and I’ll make a skirt for it. Similar to this (second to last photo on page two of her portfolio):

  14. pve design says:

    I am painting a wooden tray inspired by another blogger, inspired by an Hermes box to hold my art supplies on my desk!

  15. Copy Cat Chic says:

    Oooo, just saw another option for ya:

    You could buy a couple of these Ikea rugs and fasten them together!

    And they are only $25 each! Let us know what you end up doing 😀

  16. bluehydrangea says: I am itching to pull out the paint and tape. It may be a craft weekend! Thanks for the inspiration! PS I am working on a fun DIY lamp project I hope to show soon…electricity is a little scary..

  17. Under a Green Roof says:

    I love the chevron patterns in everything – clothes, furnishings, everything! I also have quite the champagne taste on a very beer budget!

  18. K @ Blog Goggles says:

    I love chevron! I had never even thought of DIY-ing it, but these look like great plans. Thanks for the tips 🙂

  19. candace says:

    OMG I absolutely love it! I wish I had your talent!!!

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