Today’s wisdom is to find alternatives to your indulgences. I subscribe to many home decor magazines that leave me green with envy and a gaping hole of desire for items I would 1) not be allowed to purchase with Paul knowing and 2) know I can probably make myself. While I don’t pride myself on my ability to sculpt furniture, I do know that Home Good (or TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshalls, etc.) will most likely sell the base for what I’m looking for ( at a much cheaper price and most likely a color I hate (purple). With a little spray paint I was able to get the look I wanted for a whole $45.
Next, I just had to have the Prada Marfa print from none other than Gossip Girl and guess what? No way in hell was I spending $1995 for a 4×6! Next option? Print it myself….well, Costco actually printed it but I framed it myself and now have a mini version of my dream print among a collage of other art I made. You will find prints that I’ve slightly replicated throughout my apartment and can confidently say that I’m glad I never spent the money on an original. My version is customized to our home and I completely avoided some serious fights over expensive home decor. Trust me, you will feel proud of your home. You can thank me next Wednesday!