I’m so happy that you e-mail me.


When I open my inbox and see an e-mail in my inbox from you, my heart skips a beat and I seriously start smiling.

And most of the e-mails that you send me?

They are all about paint colors and things that you see in the house that you want to know where they came from. So today I thought it might be fun to answer those questions. I thought it might be fun for you all to see what some other friends like in the house and see if you might like it, too. Today I’m sharing all the finds and where they came from—especially the things that I find on a budget.

Grab a cup of coffee and come tour the house with me.

Here are 12 of my favorite decorating finds under $50.

Q: Where did you get that driftwood sphere in your office?

I love this piece so much.

It works everywhere. I actually got it years ago at a local boutique in Kentucky.

But I just found it over on Wayfair for only $18.99.

You can see it here.

Q: Where did you get the driftwood bowl on your family room table?

I fell in love with this bowl when I first saw it.

I’ve filled it with pumpkins and spheres and more driftwood and greenery.

It came from Bed Bath & Beyond.

You can see it here.

Q: Where did you get the glass lamp beside the bed in the room with the wood ceiling?

This is one of my most pinned rooms of all time.

I took the picture at a local showhouse.

I fell in love with that lamp, but I couldn’t find the original source, so I found one that’s super similar.

It’s only $43.99 over on Wayfair.

You can see it here.

Q: Where did you get the bedding in this room?

I love, love, LOVE how the designers layered the bedding in this room.

I don’t know the sources of the original, but I found bedding that is super similar.

You can see the quilt here (the quilt is AN AMAZING BUY. It comes in a set and the king is only $31.59)

Q: Where did you get the curtains in the bedroom with the shiplap?

The best part of that question?

These are actually SHEETS. I know, right?

We just attached them with brass curtain rings from Home Depot.

They came from Target and they are only $9.99.

You can see them here.

Q: Where did you get the round gold mirror in the shiplap bedroom?

This is one of my FAVORITE MIRRORS on the planet.

I went back and bought another one after I purchased this one.

You can find it at Target.

I think the price went up a little since I bought it because it’s $59.99 online now.

But I’m making an executive decision and including it in the list anyway because it is SUCH an amazing buy.

See the mirror here.

Q: Where did you get the curtains in your office?

This is one of my number one questions.

They are actually DROPCLOTHS (you can see all my dropcloth curtain FAQ’s here).

I know, right?

Super, super affordable. Especially because they are over 108″ long.

I use 9″x 12″ dropcloths to make my curtains.

I found these that are super affordable from Overstock.

See them here.

Q: Where did you get the runner in your kitchen?

This is the runner version of the rug in the living room.

It comes in different lengths.

Mine is 10′ long.

You can find it over on Overstock for $45.19.

See the rug here.

Q: Where did you get the lamps in your family room?

I love these lamps. I think I have six of them all over my house.

I bought them at Target and they are on SALE right now.

You can see the lamps here.

Q: Where did you get the blue and white platters on your kitchen wall?

They are so pretty in person.

Just the perfect amount of uniqueness.

They are actually under $20 and I got them at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

You can see them here.

Q: Where do you find all your whiteware platters?

I collect them from everywhere.

Yard sales, thrift stores, the attic, my mother’s attic.

If you want to start you own collection, I found this one that’s super affordable.

You could get two for under $50.

See the platter here.

Q: Where did you get the embroidered pillows on your porch?

These pillows are so pretty.

They are oudoor pillows that are a charcoal gray (almost black) with white embroidery.

They came from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

You can see them here.

I hope you had fun touring and shopping today.

You can see the rest of my home resources on my Shop My House page here.

And if you have any questions about anything else?

You know where to find me. 🙂

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  1. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    That was fun. I started looking at the picture, then trying to guess what people asked about. I want to know about the fiddle-leaf fig in your living room. Is it real? If not, where did you get it?


    Woah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!How did you keep track of everything???? You are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love how you integrate everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    Fun!!! It's like bargain-hunting from my chair! ;) Love your stuff, and I'm pondering using the drop-cloth curtains . . . I clicked. I may leave the tab up for a while! Thanks for all the great info!

  4. Image for Indigo Indigo

    Hi, .. loved this post. In your blue/white/yellow bedroom, where did you get the blue and white striped bedding and pillows?

  5. Image for Sue Sue

    Love those executive decisions. Enjoyed touring your home trying to decide what people wanted to ask you, You can have a pretty home on a small budget.

  6. Image for Jackie Jackie

    I bought the area rug for my living room and loved it so much I decided to get the runner. I purchased it from Wal-Mart for $40.99 and had it in 2 days.

  7. Image for Shelia P. Shelia P.

    Hi Karianne!! Thanks for all the links! I totally snagged one of those runners, what a great deal! I just love that rug! 😊. I’m a huge fan of anything blue and I love how you’ve incorporated it in your home decor. I hope you have a wonderful summer and memory making Memorial Day weekend. 😊

  8. Image for Barbara Moore Barbara Moore

    You are so talented. I sure love the way you make 'inexpensive' look WOWZA EXPENSIVE. I love everything, and I do mean everything in your home.

  9. Image for Sandra Sandra

    The cutest house with the cutest things in it, and the most cute is you! Thank you for your beautiful and happy posts.

  10. Image for Pam Pam

    Thanks for all the info and links. Hope I didn’t miss it but where did you find the chandelier in your foyer? Thank you

  11. Image for jean jean

    Karianne, Where did you find the DANCE Print in the Home Office? I would love to have a copy of that. That song really tells a story as Steel Magnolias does. I've never seen a copy of that in print so thanks for letting me know when you get time to answer. As always, thanks for sharing your beautiful home. your blog friend, jean

  12. Image for Ann C Ann C

    I want a platter holder like yours! I started collecting p,attest several years ago & am tired of them being stored away. I bought 3 very old ones today at a flea market for $5 for all three!

  13. Image for Linda Phillips Linda Phillips

    I love your blue and ivory rug and runner. When you posted they were on sale, I bought a twelve foot runner. Mine seems to be bowed. It drives me crazy. I'm forever trying to straighten. Anyone else have that problem?

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