I hope you all had a wonderful week and are planning a fun weekend! It has been so busy here. We start our Farmer markets this coming Tuesday. I don’t think I have to tell you that this is our busiest time for our Herb Business. We are at that point of wishing that we could clone ourselves so we could get more done. And forget about everyday normal life. A lot of that is on hold right now and every bit of time and energy is being focused on repotting, harvesting, drying, canning, packaging, prepping, teaching, organizing….and a gazillion other things.
Phew! This is my little break time so, I am just going to relax here with all of you for awhile! So, what thriftiness am I going to talk about and show today? Well, I thought today I would talk about crafting supplies. This is a serious money eater when you love to do any kind of craft or repurposing thrift finds.
You are all excited about finding this awesome item for such a bargain you just can’t wait to redo it! You realize you need paint stripper, sandpaper, paint, glazing…etc. And that can really rack up the cost of your thrifty new find! Now, I know that there are definitely times that paying full price for your supplies needed for a thrift find is totally worth it. However, if you can save yourself some money, why not?
Since a lot of my thrift finds are eventually for resale, I really have to pay attention to the overall out of pocket cost. If I can’t keep my cost down, I can’t sell it at a decent price and still make a profit. So, I am always checking out clearance supplies!
As I am sure most of you are familiar with “Oops paint” I wanted to share this week’s Oops finds. I love to go to Home Depot or Lowes right before closing to get the Oops paints. A lot of the stores don’t put these out until the end of the business day.
So, I snatched up these cans the other day.
Then a trip to Joann’s I found these awesome Minwax stains. Each were clearance priced at .97 cents. And the little bottles of paint were each .25 cents.
Check out these awesome thrifty blog post from last week’s TTF party!
Miss BJ at Sweet Nothings created this fantastic table. You have to check out her tutorial on this beauty!
Melanie at Creative Art & Design came up with this awesome wall art! You have to check it out to see what she used to create it! Totally cool!
Check out Cape on the Corner and see this adorable table and some freebie finds! We’re talking the ultimate thrifty score!