More Cheap Finds

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This is probably my favorite find this year, it’s an Ikea wardrobe. One thing missing in my little place is storage. I don’t have a closet in my bedroom so everything had to go into a dresser and hall closet. I have been wanting some sort of storage until but couldn’t afford anything. For my birthday my mom took me to Ikea, I had picked out a wardrobe exactly like this one but as we were leaving I saw the chair and decided on that instead because it was cheaper and meant I could get a set of pots also. Two days later I went to Spring Clean Up in Ladner and what do I see on the side of the road with everyones garbage but this Ikea wardrobe in perfect condition! It fits perfect beside the fridge and gives me that storage space I need. I love it when things like that happen.

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Most of my dishes were obtained free. A few pieces are missing from the picture because they are dirty but I have a complete 6 place settings of Ikea dishes. I got them from the Mexican restaraunt cleanup and from the casino clean up I did a month or so ago. There are square luncheon plates, round dinner plates and saucers, soup mugs, bowls, and dessert bowls.

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The big vase came from the Home Sense dumpster, I can’t find anything wrong with it. I know someone with a curly willow tree and spray painted some branches with glossy black paint. The love seat behind the vase was bought 1/2 price at a thrift store for $75. I Googled the brand name and they are a high end furniture maker who makes everything by hand. It is in “like new” condition and I was thrilled!! The book shelf was beside a dumpster at an apartment complex and fit perfectly into the little alcove behind the rocking chair.

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The pictures behind the love seat were bought when I bought the other picture and cost a mere $5 each. I broke the bank and paid $25 each for two toss cushions, one is on the black chair and one at the far end of the couch. I loved the circles in both and they pulled all the colours together. I picked up the two floral cushions new but only paid $11 each for them but they picked up the colours and theme of the pictures.

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The dish on the coffee table was out of Pier 1’s dumpster. I have had it for a few years and never used it because it didn’t match anything I had but now it fits in perfect. The ornate steel pieces beside the candle holder on the wall were taken out of scrap.

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The bathroom is so bright and clean I wanted to keep it fresh and found this material shower curtain at a Value Village for $7. The antique shelf came out of Bud Haddrell’s house when they tore it down. (I wrote about returning the Hanging Judges wood burning stove about a year ago). The side rail for the old baby crib acts as a magazine rack. I splurged on good towels at Home Sense and instead of towel rods I just put up coat hooks for the towels to hang. Its easier to keep the bathroom looking neat.

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What I love about the bathroom is this deep window sill. There is room for candles, a plant, and an old makeup suitcase for my makeup. The metal rack beside the toilet came out of scrap and keeps my hair products, bath stuff and have clothes handy.

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These two picture were bought at the same going out of business sale as the other picture and they suit perfectly and put the finishing touch on the bathroom. Its a small bathroom but with the two pocket doors it is very functional; I have access from the bedroom and just off the back door. I would have never chosen to paint a whole house in a mint green but you know it is a bright clean colour and almost every colour coordinates with it.

I am not done with the bedroom yet so will save those pics for a later date.

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5 Replies to “More Cheap Finds”

    1. Thanks Ray’s Mom,
      You know seeing past the exterior is something I try to do with people also. Inviting, that is what I always strive for any where I live.
      I pray you are recovering nicely from your surgery.

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