I have always said that it just wouldn't be as much fun if I just walked into a store or ordered online and purchased anything I wanted. Not for me. No fun. Waay too easy. I would much rather buy 2nd hand. Randy and I can surely afford more than when we first got married and entered fulltime ministry. So you'd think I wouldn't need to shop for deals all the time. But that's it! I want to! I have to! It's my fix, my hobby! I am all about recycling, repurposing... and the thrill of the hunt!
Sooo, here's the run down on what my craft room cost me. I am doing this for me. I plan to do a scrap layout about my new room someday and tell the stories behind each find. So you are more than welcome to join me. And to be quite honest, it is more fun to tell the stories knowing someone is listening... uh, reading.
This is what I knew I wanted in my new craft/sewing room... aqua walls, plenty of work surface, my $25.00 chandelier and a dress form. Well, I got that, and sooo much more! All are thrifted unless otherwise stated.
Here's my deals from IKEA 'as is'- the 8 ft. solid counter top- $33.00, the base cabinet without doors- $15.00, the other base cabinet with doors- $20.00, the rolling cart with drawers- $13.00 (retail $119.00), wired drawer tower- $20.00, glass jars- 25 cents each.
Yesterday I found the comfy desk chair (perfect color) and awesome solid wood stand next to Mrs. McGillicutty FREE from down the street. (it's big-trash pick-up next week) Paint was $25.00 a gal. X 2- $50.00! I was soo surprised that paint costs that much! I've always used oops paint. Chrome shelving for the closet- $75.00 at Costco, galvanized cabinet w/ glass doors- $5.00, 3 white molding shelves- $5.00 each at Target clearance, the 6 ft. long shelf on top of counter- an old king-size headboard I painted white, 'purse on pegs' art piece- each a dollar or two, an old hand-sewn quilt top for curtains- $1.00 (yup, changed the curtains from the last set of pics) and Mrs. McGillicutty- well, priceless.
The best part... I walk in the room and I want to create and design and play. I feel such a sense of peace and contentment, surrounded by everything that says ME. Making me all the more aware of who God created me to be!