Dec 10 2010

Let me reintroduce Oakwood Industries…

I {heart} my job… I got to go shopping for Oakwood, I am so excited about this! They say it’s all in a name, but not so in Oakwood Industries case. There are some new things going on around there… Not only are they introducing new styles & finishes but to make it even better they have added some creative and unique Home Decor. So beautiful and every piece definitely stands out from the crowd…

I took a few pics for a sneak peek… couldn’t stop snapping cause I just love it all! Be sure to stop by their showroom to check out the rest. These would all be amazing Christmas presents, you don’t see these pieces just anywhere. Just in case you were wondering I would put everything here on my Christmas list. 🙂 Candles Coming Soon!

If you stop by Oakwood’s Showroom be sure to tell them Britta burrus design. sent you their way!!

hand crank burr grinders

Feb 28 2009

home decor on a budget.

Auctions are a big part of this area, back in Washington we had garage sales. In the Midwest you go to auctions. You can find some great deals if you are willing to stick around and wait til they get to the item(s) that catch your eye. Also, I have had some great finds at thrift & antique shops in the area. The challenge is to see the potential in a piece that may not be perfect as is, but can reach its potential with a few coats of paint.

The following pics are of some great finds I have had for my house… some ready as is and some took some paint and roughing up. It is a great way to save some cash and end up with some unique pieces to decorate your home.

Started burgundy: just needed several layers of paint & some roughing up
Started burgundy: just needed several layers of paint & some roughing up
Mirror Close Up
Mirror Close Up
Old Chest
An old chest my mother-n-law gave us that took a couple coats of paint and roughing up. We use it to hold our collection of movies.
A dresser my mother-n-law found for $2. Repainted, sanded edges, stained, & poly. The mirror was an as is find from an antique shop.

I hope you are inspired to find some of your own treasures in disguise. Then have fun & save a little money by repainting to go with your style! Enjoy!!