Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thrifty Ideas That Make A Differance

See that frame? Got it for $2.97 from $14.99 bc there's a crack in the glass in one of the picture protectors...also I got that awesome plum container for $2 at an estate sale place
This is an idea of what I may do in my kitchen over our table, this is the wall you face when you walk in, I need to paint the B

My new red door!

click on picture to read saying I wrote


Chalkboard paper

New vase, new flowers

After, with flowers from Amanda and Jared!

Vase before

Here are a few projects we have done and I never got around to Blogging about. My husband used 1/2 his giftcard at Home depot to buy me paint to repaint the front door. Mia and I picked out the same color and had some help from my friend Brittany too. We all went for the same color!!! It's called cherry cobbler I believe I lost the sample, it was taped on my door then I may have thrown it away after my husband painted it. He did two coats but he is thinking about doing one more to make it look more rich and even since there is still paint left. When we are sure we're done, I have some pretty pieces of new scrap paper to fill those holes up. I also am considering a simple black stencil on the door. We'll see. I also got the idea to make over a glass vase by adding some twine to it and jazzing up the look of it, from http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/. She's amazing and I have gotten many ideas from her and put my own spin on it. My husband and the kids got me a $50 Joann's giftcard for Mom's Day and they made me a couple projects at the craft store too for me to keep. So I used some of that to get some silk flowers for my "new" vase, they were all 1/2 off! Armed with coupons and ad in hand, Mia and I went shopping for 2 hours and looked at everything! We had so much fun. Then we went back a second time, with Eli in tow and he was not impressed with craft items. Must be a guy thing. Anyway, these are my deals, because you all know how thrilled I get to buy stuff on clearance and sale. I got a huge black frame and mat that was $35 for $7.95, I got chalk board papers for my cupboard so I didn't have to paint it, for $6, from $10 (used coupon), 2 springs of berries, and 4 flowers all half off, 2 craft paints on sale for $1, a big cardboard "b" for our last name I will paint and decorate for $4, a wall saying that rubs on the wall for $4.97 from $24.99, and I still have a balance. Talk about making it stretch! When I put the saying on the wall I'll show ya, another project for my husband whenever we actually have time to get into it. So here's a couple pics for now!

1 comment:

Liz said...

I saw on TV you should use car wax on your front door. That will make it look much richer!!!! sounded great to me:)

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