Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bargain Shopping/Item Remake - Part 1

I recently went to my local Hobby Lobby store for one thing and came out with three full shopping carts of things. They had a ton of their housewares on sale for 80% OFF to make room for...are you ready for this...Christmas.

So, like I told my husband, I spent a lot, but I can't even explain how much I saved! :)

Here are just a few of my bargains (more to come in future Before/After posts).

This frame is HUGE--5' x 2.5'. It's aluminum/tin/? some rather light metal. And I'm sure at one time had something in it since the before cost was $199.99. I paid $40! (It's hanging in my hallway so it's sort of hard to get a great picture of it.)

The metal rings inside were each $.99. I have no idea what they are for. I was going to use them as wreath forms for rag wreaths, but I decided to try them in my huge empty frame and I like them there. I tied them with torn strips of off-white cotton fabric. Around the holidays, I'll take the metal rings out and hang berry wreaths in this frame.

And if I ever get sick of it in my house, it's great for outdoors too since it's metal. See, win-win! :)
This mirror has a thick plastic frame around it that looks like wood. There is a broken part on the bottom (that you can't see at all with it hanging this way) so it was marked down to...$18! I brought it home and roughed it up a bit to make it even more distressed and I love it over my piano.

That's it for today. More to come...

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