SPLURGE VS. SAVE: IN THE KITCHEN

Does anyone else have champagne taste on a boxed wine budget when it comes to decorating your home? I have loved remodeling and outfitting our house, but I also love a good deal! I am going to share a few rooms in our house that I've been able to get the fancy looking items at a great savings. 

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The first room I want to share my newest splurge vs. saves series is our kitchen. A little over a year ago, Trent and I moved out of our house for a few months and remodeled most of it. One of my favorite spaces was the kitchen, you can read more about that here.  There were certain items I knew I wanted to have, but remodeling a whole house at once doesn't leave a ton of wiggle room in the budget, so to make both Trent and I happy, we saved where we could and I love it all so much!

BISTRO KITCHEN TABLE CHAIRS

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For as long as I was picturing our new kitchen, I wanted these Serena & Lily Bistro Chairs. I knew with remodeling our whole home at once, there were some things I wasn't going to be able to splurge on. I was so excited when I came across these chairs. A pair of them is less than the price of the original ones I wanted- what a deal! 

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TABLE

I love mixing traditional pieces and more modern together. I like the farmhouse style but didn't want to over do that either. I found the perfect wooden breakfast table. The color is light and pulls everything together naturally. I saw so many splurges before finding this awesome steal

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OUR LIGHTING

We needed some statement lighting pieces in two spots of our kitchen, one over the breakfast table and one over the island/ bar area. I knew I wanted something bold but also something that would not go out of style. I love the beaded chandelier look. I first found this beautiful chandelier and after a quick google search, I found almost the exact one at a fraction of the price. 

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The pendants over the bar were one of my favorite things we put in our kitchen. I didn't want the view into our kitchen blocked in anyway after opening it up so these were perfect. I modeled them off of a few lights I had seen browsing the internet but was able to find another steal. 

BARSTOOLS

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Trent and I love sitting at the bar for dinner when it's just the two of us (and Piper is down for the night!). I found these super comfy and cute bar stools. I love the nailheads in them and the tailored look for half the price of the fancy ones!  

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KITCHEN ACCESSORIES

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We have some open shelves so I was able to find things that I wanted to be displayed all of the time. I knew this area would change with the season or how I was feeling so I needed pieces that made me feel okay about switching them out!

I got these drinking glasses  that came in a set of 4 and reminded me so much of other vintage ones I had fallen in love with. I love the traditional blue and white pieces people are putting in their homes. I found these bowls that came in a set of four to add some pops of color to our shelves. I was able to mimic these Anthropologie martini glasses with these adorable ones from World Market.

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How cute are these pineapple salt & pepper shakers? These had an even better price tag! I loved this retro toaster because it reminds me of our oven that is original to the house, but got this one for a fourth of the price! 

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Because we decided to splurge on the remodel in our kitchen, I was happy to shop for accessories on a budget.