When I posted about my first board and batten hallway project, I got a lot of questions about where I bought the rug for the space. I must tell you, this rug was love at first sight.
I loved the bold print, and it was a bonus that the colors within the rug worked perfectly with my existing wall colors. I mean, perfectly. Where did I get it? The Ballard Designs Outlet. Yes friends, the Outlet. This place is a little slice of heaven, and I need to go on a field trip just to give you an idea of the treasures that await. In the meantime, I can show you some of the finds that I have discovered.
First off - slipcovers. My family room sofa is actually from Arhaus furniture, but I discovered that the dimensions of the Arhaus "Baldwin" sofa and the Ballard "Baldwin" sofa are the same. (Gee, call me Sherlock Holmes, figuring that one out). But, the point is that the slipcovers from Ballard will work on my Arhaus sofa, for much LESS. I'm on my third set of slipcovers for this couch, and scored my most recent slipcover from the Outlet for about $300. Definitely less than I paid for my second set of slipcovers, that I purchased from Arhaus, prior to my detective work.
Old slipcover pictured below - (please ignore moving boxes and mounds of crap, as this picture was taken shortly after we moved in and we were still unpacking). Did you catch the symbolism that it was dark outside and the slipcovers were dark?
And the After - with my new light and airy slipcover from Ballard Outlet - a fresh linen-esque slipcover, and a sweet grain sack replica pillow (also from Ballard Outlet) with a bright outside to go along with it. (Still looking for a slip for the chair that goes with the sofa).
We have since scored a sweet burlap ottoman from Ballard. I don't have a new picture with it in the room yet, but here is a picture of the ottoman:
The hook-thingy and green shelving unit turned shoe/mitten caddy was also from the Outlet:
So, who knows what other lovely treasures I'll find? But it's a lot of fun keeping tabs on their inventory. :-)