How I Dressed Up My House for the Season with Threshold Products by Target #threshold

by Marcy on March 19, 2013 · 0 comments

Target LogoProjects. Our home has been a never ending project since we purchased it in the summer of 2011. Thankfully I love to decorate and my husband is a great DIY guy, so even though we get fed up with the mess at times, we both love the process and the fruits of our labor.

Ever since I have been out on my own I have relied heavily on the folks at Target to offer me fun, affordable and stylish options for decorating my home. My style has evolved over the years, and somehow I am still able to find exactly what I want at Target. Within the last year I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Threshold brand of home decor at Target. That’s why I jumped at the chance to “Dress Up The Season” in my home using Threshold brand products!

 

Our formal dining room was a bit of a mess when we first moved in. Our house had a dark and heavy feel to it, and my husband and I have been working really hard to brighten up our space. The dining room walls were painted a flat, dark brown, and the floors were covered in standard, builder grade carpet. We set out to change all of that!

First my husband extended the crown molding around the top of the room, and installed and painted custom wainscoting underneath the chair rail. He framed out the doorways and windows and built a new window sill. Then we painted the top of the room a sage green. We were able to re-purpose the curtains that were already in the room, and added bamboo blinds to each window. We ripped out the carpet and replaced it with a beautiful wide plank, hand scraped maple floor.

Our dark, dreary box of a room was transformed into this:

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We didn’t have to buy any new furniture for this room, but I did need to buy new accessories for the wine cart. Here is a closer look at that space:

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I actually found the 4 canvas prints at Target first – probably around a year ago. They served as the color palette for the room. When it came to decorating the top of the wine cart, I was at a total loss until I started roaming the aisles at Target. It was there that I was able to piece together the vases, river rock and orange stems (with a little help from a friend!). The picture frame was an afterthought and I love it! (I’ll love it even more when it has a picture in it. ;))

Here is breakdown of Threshold items purchased to accessorize my wine cart:

  • Large Clear Table Vase – $14.99
  • Medium Clear Table Vase – $9.99
  • Blue Glass Vase – $17.99
  • River Rocks (Vase Filler) – $4.99 x 3 =  $14.97
  • Orange Flower Stems – $12.99 x 2 = $25.98
  • Picture Frame – $12.99

My grand total spent (before taxes) was $96.91.

I love that all of these pieces are versatile. I like to move things around my house when I get the urge to redecorate, and I can see those large clear vases getting a major workout!

This is the first time that I have ever decorated with this orange color and I am loving it. If I get tired of these stems in the dining room I can always move them to my office.

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Speaking of my office, now that the dining room project is mostly wrapped up we are now working on redecorating it! Our office is in the front of the house and gets really nice morning light. My husband ripped out the carpet in that room as well, and replaced it with the same maple floors that he installed in the dining room. He finished painting the walls a really nice creamy yellow color this past weekend while I was busy shopping for accessories.

While this room is still a major work in progress, I wanted to give you a small peek at some of the Threshold products that I chose to decorate the bookcases with:

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  • Round White Picture Frame – $9.99
  • Turquoise Pottery Frame – $9.99
  • Large Orange Vase – $19.99

 

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  • Small Orange Vase – $9.99
  • White Square Frame – $7.99
  • Turquoise Wood Frame – $19.99
  • Small Turquoise Vase – $14.99
  • Large Turquoise Vase – $24.99
  • Medium Cream Vase – $17.99 (now clearanced at my store for $12.58)
  • Round Basket – $14.99

Grand Total for both Shelves (before tax) = $150.90

I really can’t wait to see what the finished space is going to look like! Here is a view across the room – just be sure to ignore the unfinished lower shelves. ;-)

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I truly cannot say enough good things about the Threshold line of products at Target. In fact, I’m pretty sure I pick up a Threshold item every time I shop at Target these days. :-)

I love the selection – there truly is something for everyone – and I found it extremely easy to coordinate pieces from one department to another. I actually snagged the basket in the above photo from the kitchen department near the dishes! When you spend a fair amount of money on paint, flooring and large pieces of furniture, it can be painful to spend on accessories, but the accessories truly make the room! You’ll find Threshold products at every price point – perfect for every budget!

For additional savings, be sure to check the Target website for coupons under the “Home & Decor” category – I currently see 2 Threshold Coupons available (while supplies last). My best tip is to shop often and shop different Target stores to find the best selection and deals! I bought pieces from 2 different Target stores for these projects, just because I like to see what treasures I can find from store to store.

Threshold – it’s the right mix of classic and modern. An effortless elegance. Beautiful, yet affordable. Designed for a lifetime of housewarmings. It’s everything you’ll love about your home.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Glam Media. Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. View the Stretching a Buck disclosure policy here.


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