It all started when our neighbour needed some rubbish taken to our local Recycling Depot, so he and my OH loaded the pick up and off they went. They returned with a garden bench that matches the one we have already, it just needs a clean, a lick of paint and some Danish oil, which we already have, so cost = 0
As decorating of the guestroom is just about complete a trip to one of my favourite local charity shops was called for in the search for a chest of drawers. I couldn't believe my luck when I walked in and there was this lovely big old pine chest of drawers that just needed a good clean and a coat of wax. It couldn't fit into the room any better, I just love it, even though this cost £50 it's still a bargain, it's solid and has a lot of life left in it and I couldn't buy a new chest of drawers like this for that price :)
At the same charity shop I saw a pair of cream lined curtains for £6, but as we were going to do some shopping and pick the chest of drawers up on our way home I thought I'd wait and buy them then.
When we went back to pick up the chest of drawers the curtains were gone!
Lesson learned here - if you see a bargain buy it there and then!
While the Chest of drawers was being loaded onto the pick up I dug a little deeper in the corner of the charity shop, then realised I wasn't meant to get the cream curtains because I'd just found brand new, still in packaging, lilac lined curtains for £10, I instantly knew these would go perfectly with the wallpaper in the guestroom.
Lesson learned here - dig deeper and you may find an even better bargain!
I also picked up 3 feather filled cushions with cream textured fabric covers for a £1 each
The room is really starting to come together now. I found tie back hooks in a box where we just keep stuff that we might need one day, so I'm on the look out now for bargain tie-backs for the curtains or I might make them. I'm also on the look out for a purple cushion and at last the bed is built.
Then to round off the bargain week, we popped into another charity shop yesterday as we were passing, where I got a telescopic monopod for my camera for £1 and 2 little ducks (which I wasn't really needing, but I liked them) to sit on the little shelf on my dresser for 50p
All in all its been a great week of bargains, a few sunny days, even had our first bbq and the swallows are starting to come back so summer is definitely on its way :)
How has your week been?