Shopping high end at Target Clearance makes my living room!
I’ve been itching to switch things up in my living room for too long to remember. A couple months ago, I switched the orientation of the big pieces of furniture, and WOW, now I don’t feel like I need to move. But something was still lacking.
As much as I loved my old console – the dark wood Thomas O’Brien console I got at Target many, many moons ago – I knew it was time for a change. I mean, look at it. So out shopping I went. Or actually, I hunkered down and shopped online.
I’m really into interior design. I really love high end furniture stores, but my wallet and paycheck think them the devil. So since they have reign over what I bring home, I shop hard to find deals. And one such deal came up at Target! Blu Dot is a hot, modern furniture store located on furniture row in LA, and one of my favorites. So I was more than happy when I heard they are doing a line with Target.
So, when I was in the market for a new piece, I looked there. And boy am I happy that I did. There are so many great pieces of design in the Too! By Blu Dot for Target. Do a search with that name and you will be happy you did.
The media console, which is absolutely adorable, was what I originally wanted. And to top it off, it is super affordable in comparison to it’s sister line.
However because I am unable to measure correctly, and fell in love with the blend of wood, white and yellow, I bit the bullet and got the bookshelf. I mean, how cute is this?! And the best part, it was on clearance for about $125. I didn’t need a bookshelf, but that bookshelf is now going to hold my TV and chotckes, so SOLD!
After putting the whole thing together, which took longer than expected, I was really happy with the results, if not a bit surprised at the height. Remember how I mentioned I didn’t measure correctly? I was off by about 3 inches. So I first used this bookcase without the top shelf for my media console. But as time went on, I found I missed the extra yellow and attached the last remaining shelf. That made my TV quite high, but because I sit so far back, it actually ended up working out. Plus we all know I’m mounting that thing once I decide if I’m keeping this bad boy or getting a new one.
Now, I am still working out the shelf design, and wires. I always have an HDMI and area to connect a laptop for movies and online viewing that I have to figure out how to disguise as well. But I am so happy Target clearance came through again and $125 breathed new life into a tired living room. Now I just need a new TV and styled shelves, and I’ll be set.
A home is never finished!