Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: A 180 on Orange... make that Burnt Orange

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A 180 on Orange... make that Burnt Orange

I have always really hated disliked the color orange.  I think it goes back to my junior high days when we had to start wearing ugly PE uniforms which consisted of our beautiful school colors, orange and black...yuck.  Our uniforms consisted of an orange t-shirt and black shorts... pair that with huge bangs and a bad perm, what do you get = U.G.L.Y.

However, my sis-in-law recently turned me on to burnt orange.  I'm helping her do some decorating and after we talked about her wanting to use the dreaded color and me trying to talk her out of it, I decided to give orange another shot.  I didn't have to live with it after all, just had to make sure it coordinated with her room.  When I started shopping for her I kept seeing it all over, and you know what... I found myself starting to like it!  I like it so much I've decided to use it as my accent color in my living room.  No way you say?  WAY.
This is the pillow that did me in... I found this pillow at my fav store TJ's and fell in love. 

Isn't it fantastic?? It makes orange look so pretty... I seriously am in love with it. 

The best part is I found the the same exact pillow at Z Galleries for $59, I paid less than a third of that! I live for finds like these!! :)
Pic courtesy of Z Galleries

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  1. I too am starting to love burnt orange. But I don't know where to put it in my house since I have a lot of read.

  2. Geez, did you go to Jefferson Junior High school? Those were our dreadful school colors too! But I must admit a fondness for burnt orange - as they say around here "Hook 'em!"

  3. Here from FF and your newest follower! :) I'd love it if you could come visit/follow me at!

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  4. Visiting from FF. Girl, I love me some TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross...any place where I can find a bargain. I'm going to dig deeper into your blog and see what wonderful bargain ideas I can find. I own a children's theme party business but my blog is about frugal tips and creative ideas for parties and entertaining (not just kids parties).

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  6. Hello from FF!

    I like it... almost looks more coral than orange in the photo... but I like it.

    I am not big into orange either... but may have to give it another look.

  7. HI!

    I heart orange. My living/dining room is painted Warm Terracotta. LOVE IT.

    I also love your blog and have followed it via FF.

    Can't wait for you to follow me at

    Have a super bargain hunting weekend!

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  9. That pillow is fantastic! The orange and the detail...I want some!

  10. Love the texture, love the color. Now I have to figure out how to make one, since there is no room in my budget for even your great buy! I found you on Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm.

  11. Now that's a REAL deal...luv that pillow and the color! HAPPY NTT!


  12. I didn't think I'd ever have orange in my house but I have a whole wall burnt orange. To me it looks like a dark terracotta. I have a huge print framed in gold over the piano with every color in it. The other walls are a soft butter yellow. Recdently the kitchen walls got painted a dark yellow. I think it's sunny and gorgeous. Now I have to go find a Tj's too. Homestore is my fave for stuff like that.


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