Forget gardening. Oh yeah, I have taken a break and moved inside. I have started to make over my house one room at a time. “How can I afford to do this,” you ask? I can’t, but lucky for me I was born into something better than wealth: I was born into a family of penny-pinchers. Or as I prefer to say, Masters of Frugality.
I don’t have a budget for my design projects, because my goal -- for the most part -- is to spend nothing.
I try really hard to repurpose what I already own.
O.K., but I did spend a little bit. Here’s where:
The most expensive item is the mini dresser, for which I paid $75. Ol’ Yeller says it cost only $50, but that’s just because that’s what I told him. I knew that if I told him it cost $75 he would say, “I can’t believe you spent $75 on that!”
The third most expensive item was the candle (behind the flowers.) It was $35, purchased for full price (I must have been under the influence of some illegal drug last time I was at Anthropologie). I bought it because it smells like Anthropologie.
I spent about $40 on paint and spray paint. For some of the bath, I used paint that we already had. The sconce (for which I still need a glass cover) cost Ol’ Yeller about $5 at a garage sale years ago.
I also spray painted the white switch plates silver.
I touched up the mirror, the Louis XVI painting, and some of the other fixtures with aluminum paint that Ol’ Yeller had on hand to blend in with the silver light fixtures.
In total I spent $205.
Cheap as shit!