Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Got color?

We've been painting, and wanted to put some color on one wall in what will be our family room. We thought we had a great one, but now that it's on the wall, it's a little bright and we think we'll paint over it. I picked a really calming blue for the other room, and another greener blue for the bathroom.

I realized that the far wall is still only primed in this picture (click to see the whole thing). We did the back wall of the plant shelf as well, the theory is great behind tying the two rooms together with the same color but that color is just too much.
wall and plant shelf
shockingly green

The blue on the left is more purple that the bathroom and is in the south room. The lighter green is the tinted primer and the bright green dropped in it is the actual paint. Flourescent, huh?
got color?

the bathroom
painted bathroom

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More deals

We've really been blessed with good deals lately! In addition to the toilets...

12x12 marble tiles, regular price $4.87, bought for $1 each (these will be backsplash around the tub and maybe a bathroom countertop)
bathroom vanity/cabinet, regular price $79, bought for $39
outdoor light fixtures, regular price $10, bought for $2.50

and I never did mention the Trex decking, but we really wanted to use Trex on the decks outside of each exterior door but the cost is so much higher than wood. Frugaldad was in Home Depot one day last fall and found a discontinued color marked down more than 60%. So he bought enough for both decks.

He also found some PVC trim marked down 90% to trim the basement windows on the exterior.

When you are doing a project the way we're doing it (long and slow), you can often postpone purchases until you find a sale or a clearance special. As long as you know what you're looking for, and what you need, you can buy and save a ton of money. Just don't buy something just because it's cheap, buy it only if you love it.