Monday, November 19, 2012

THE CHEAPEST SKATE OF ALL


Ok...so here are the photos of the poor pitiful 
loo
I'm proud to say that I think I spent a whopping
$28.50
on towels and light bulbs
coming in at 
$171.50
under budget!

 Paint the counter top...I know I know...high maintenance 
but hey...I'm the go-to girl on this one and I know where the paint is

Window cubby with chandy and grasscloth
still need to get a shade but I have to do that in Amarillo
so later I will add in a tank of gas to go with the shade and spend my savings
at Hobby Lobby
still under budget!

Miss Betty Bubble Hat
and a fern

Man I love this angel...we bought her in Madrid....New Mexico that is!
she will eventually go in my dressing room
and this cabinet will be but a memory
that's why I didn't worry too much about painting it

Oh how pretty

 Remove cabinet doors 
See those new towels with brown ribbon I bought on sale at Alco?
They match the brown tub
I really do like the accent tile...I even like that curry color
but it will also be a memory
got an elephant in your room?  Put a ribbon on it!

I just love these little lavender sachets I bought from 
they smell divine and I have several of them that I love to squeeze and toss

I also love old postcards

A lifetime supply of Q-tips in shiny glass jars

I'm quite serious about river rock in the sink
kind of Zen-ish to me

I always say...if you're paying high dollar for a room and they have cute soap?
COLLECT IT!
or as I do...GRAB IT UP WITH GREED
the trick is, each day you have to put it in your suitcase so they refill it
then you can leave with enough to fill a pretty antique bowl

vintage tea towels for fun

There's that darlin' Miss Betty Bubble Hat again!

and those wonderful smelling sachets!

See the other new towels I bought?  I took back a rug that was the wrong color and exchanged for these towels...still have to put in the window sill

An old cracked bowl filled with loose lavender and little rose balls
I tell you...I love shopping at my house!

Not bad...not what it will look like someday...but not bad
I can live with it being the last project

also coming in under budget

but not on time...oh well...can't have it all!
This cute carpenter and his cute helper both have day jobs!


do I drive folks crazy with my angel picture, chandelier and cross bottle in the window
before the tile is complete?
I'm guessing a big fat 
YES!
TUFF!
It helps me have faith past this!




10 comments:

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Under budget and with style, that's awesome! I love the vintage postcards....they look like little paintings. Great idea to put them on an easel / stand. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Gina!
Warmly,
Loi

Stacy Curran said...

LOL...I would decorate the window before the tiles are done too! But that bathroom does NOT look under budget - it's beautiful!!
Stacy

Laurie said...

I think I would like shopping your house too if it was mine! I love it all, I really really do! You have the best quirky and unique, elegant yet cozy style, I LOVE it!

podso said...

I like all these small changes adding up to a new look and it does look fresh and new. Love the chandy in the window --how charming!

Cheryl said...

I've realized that when I read your blog on my phone, I don't comment, so I'm on my laptop today and just wanted to comment on your post about your friend Frank Wheeler. The line that his little girl said, "I know dad, but I want to win, too," touched a nerve in me that brought a lump to my throat. I will keep that in mind when I get a chance to play Candyland with my Wiley Bear. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for visiting my blog.

Love watching you enjoy the redo of your lovely home.

Lilla Kullan said...

Looks very nice.:-) Hugs Stina

stefanie said...

wow, under budget!!! hooray, I love the cupboard without the doors, and all the stacked towels, hahaha, and those cute sachets!!!!

Lo veo y me gusta said...

Unos detalles preciosos.
Animo con la obra!
Que tengas buena semana
Susana

Style Maniac said...

So filled with great ideas, and so pretty. Love the chandelier in the window!

Annmarie Pipa said...

gorgeous gorgeous... you have such beautiful touches!!
we are redoing our master bath after Christmas...and I want exactly what I saw in a model home...as soon as I saw it, I knew it was what I wanted but couldn't think of myself.