Sunday, July 12, 2009
Price My Space Party!
Thanks to "the Nester" over at The Nesting Place, I am joining in on the Price my Space Party! I chose my favorite room in the house - my Dining Room. We just moved in about 4 months ago. We are young and broke and not much of our money gets to go towards the house (yet). Lets get to pricing...
One of the first things we did when we moved in was replace the chandelier. There was a wooden and brass fixture from the late 70's there before. Ewww it was bad. After looking online for quite some time (as to find the best deal of course) I came across this bad boy on ebay for only $85 including shipping.
All together there are 8 panels. They came in sets from JCPenny's on sale for $19.99.. So total $80 for 8 panels.
3. Table & Chairs
These were left my the previous owners of the house when we moved in 4 months ago. I painted the chairs (haven't gotten to the table yet), and recovered the chair cushions. You can see more pictures from the revamp here. I got the fabric for 50% at Joannes fabric store, I think I spent about $20 to redo the chairs- paint, staples, fabric and all. I also ordered the "scarlet pimpernel tablecloth" from anthropologie that I've wanted forever. (its over there -----> on the right side of the screen in my wish list) Including shipping it was a big splurge for me, coming to $62. I decided to trade me "hair did" money for it, so I'll be quite rooty (i know its not a word) for the next few weeks. But we won't add that in yet because it won't be here till about Tuesday, I'm so excited.
I picked this up at a yard sale quite a while back. I painted it a creamy yellow and sanded the edges down so a bit of black would show through and look distressed. I paid $10 or $15 (?) at a yard sale. And just a few bucks for spray paint.
The 3 topiaries are from Ross for $6.99.
The wooden framed photo of the young woman is my great grandmother and was given to me by my grandpa. (the rest of the picture frames were given to me)
Gray framed birds nest picture from Marshalls, $12.99.
Red candle, the best smell in the world, was a Christmas gift from one of my regular makeup clients.
The white ceramic artichoke is from Marshalls for $8.99.
Books: I've had for a while.
Round vase, recycled glass from Marshalls for $4.99.
Basket is full of scrap fabric that I've used around the house.
This was something else that I found in the garage when we moved in. It was white a pale wood, with 70's tone textured stripes on the fabric. I painted it the same color as the shelf, and recovered the cushion in a Waverly damask fabric that I also got for 50% at Joannes. Then I just threw on some pillows that I had on the couch. Total cost less than $10.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The biggest transformation is always paint! I chose Glidden's Zen Mist, so there's another $22.