Durham Shopping

Today was loooong, but the beautiful weather made up for it. And, I snuck in a 5 minute nap on a grassy hill while the boy I babysit was off playing with his friends (shhhh). I got off work much later then usual, but managed to fit in a 20 minute jog and some pushups before collapsing at the table with a big bowl of cereal and a pb + j. I’ll be so glad when my long Wednesdays are finished in just 3 short weeks!

So, I mentioned I’ve been doing some online furniture browsing. Our new place is much bigger than the current one (!!!!!), which means we need to fill it up with stuff. We’re obviously on a bit of a budget though, so I’ve been looking for unique small pieces to spice up all of the extra space. And I’m finding a bazillion accent tables that I love. Thoughts?

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World Market

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West Elm

I’m also planning to check out Durham consignment stores for interesting stuff. Any NC locals have good ideas for inexpensive furniture?

  • Brandi
    May 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Not to say anything bad about target because I shop there at least 3 times a week. I have two of their furniture pieces and they didn’t last long at all. They are not reliable unfortunately. World market is for sure a good place to look. Urban outfitters is always good too. They have fun stuff that you can count on! Good luck!

  • Miranda
    May 25, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    You can get awesome stuff at second-hand stores, or Salvation Army stores. It often looks crap, but with a fresh coat of paint or nicely sanded back, they’re usually very good quality! Home decorating is so much fun 🙂

  • Felicity
    May 26, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I love the one in the center of the top row!

  • movingonandout
    May 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I have the bone colored one from west elm! It is a great table, looks good with a brown sofa and also a gray chair!

    • Laura
      May 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Oh cool – glad to know you give it a positive review!

  • natalie (the sweets life)
    May 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    so many great tables! my faves are the world market ones!

  • happytalesblog
    May 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I second the commentor above that World Market has some awesome finds… as do the locally owned consignment shops! Ikea is here in Charlotte and although i don’t like their actual pieces of furniture (too modern looking, not sure if it’ll hold up, etc…) they have GREAT organizational pieces and tools!