Friday, December 07, 2012

Bargain hunter and Crafting

If you know me at all, you know that I will never pay full price for anything that I can get a discount on, anywhere.
I have 2 white cabinets, got them at an auction a few years ago, still in box, to be put together, for $12.00.
Yes, I know that was a huge bargain, if you'll go to Lowes or Home Depot and look, you will find they sell for over $100 each...
Now the cabinets need a top...
Anyway, I was gifted a large amount of tile, and 
my thoughts are to put tile on the top, but first I needed some
Hardibacker, to glue the tile to, so off I go to Lowes.
I don't need full sheets, so I start digging in the damaged 
stuff, and found a sheet with corner off.  I asked the sales clerk what they would discount it to, he said $5.00, I'll take it.
And he said he would sell me the 2 sheets that were broken in half for $2.00 each..
SOLD!   for $9.00 I just $33.00 of Hardibacker, enough to do the two cabinets, and plenty left over, for more projects.

I promise to do a photo blog soon, with working on the cabinet tops.  
But now, I'll  give you a couple of photos
of what I worked on yesterday.
I told you I was 'thrifty'
Diana, don't you dare say cheap!
I made these two 

floral baskets.
I still need to find the pink ribbon, and finish the
bottom one.
Have you been to the florist shop lately?
Go price one similar to this, and you'll then know why I make them for myself.
The bow would be almost as much as I have in the whole 
OK Diana, now you can say 
Cheep Cheep Cheep.


Tete said...

Resourceful,not cheap. Glad you got such good deals and the backer board. Now, get them done so we can see them!

NanaDiana said...

You're not cheap- Cheep-Cheap! You do a wonderful job and I never pay full price for anything either- xo Diana