Remember the great “hunting trips” I’ve gone on lately?
Bargain and Treasure hunting that is.
Here’s what I’ve done with some of my fabulous finds.
CHROME WINE RACK = GUEST TOWEL HOLDER
Cost: $2 @ Local Family Pathways
Time: 5 minutes to fasten it to the wall, and roll my towels.
SET OF MUGS = WASHCLOTH & NOTIONS HOLDERS
Cost: $3.00 for two matching mugs @ Family Pathways
Time: Zip . . . just filled em’ up!
The fun washcloths included, are from a bundle that was a hostess gift from my recent visitors. THANKS AGAIN LADIES.
TIP: I purposely don’t buy the matching cloths when I purchase towel sets. The bath and hand towels are hung for use and decoration. Matched washcloths are VERY expensive, and you go through them more quickly. So what I do is buy bundles of good quality cloths in neutral colors. That way I get quality AND quantities and stay within my budget (and some extra décor too)!
You’ve seen my wall collage here.
The little cup & saucer below, were found at a color tag sale.
CUP & SAUCER
Cost: $1.75/set @ Family Pathways
A quick, new arrangement of the collage shows them off. Don’t worry, the saucer is NOT going to fall and break this time!
On my birthday shopping trip with Hubs, I bought the pretty vinyl for a laundry room project.
VINYL SHELF COVER
Cost: $5.99/yd @ JoAnn’s Fabrics
Time: 15 minutes. I just measured, cut and glued.
- This heavy Vinyl can just be trimmed to size. It will wear without raveling.
- I folded my front bottom edge back and made a slot for the weight.
- Then just hot glued to my shelf unit.
- A pretty way, to cover laundry necessities AND make the top surface waterproof.
I can set my wet watering can and $0.99 Goodwill bucket with gardening items on top without worry!
Today, I’ll end on another “orange” note.
My studio has a south-facing window I love to accent with colored glass.
I recently switched from blues to oranges with this beautiful glass vase @ $1.75 found at Discovery Thrift.
I can hear my regular followers groaning at the artificial flowers. Yes, I still don’t care for fakes as a rule BUT . . .
- These are convincingly realistic looking
- Cost only $1 per stem @ Crafts Direct, and . . .
- They were my mom’s favorite flowers and remind me of her every day when I go in there
More color and fun soon.
Meanwhile . . . don’t stress about it, just start it!
Later – Cheryl
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