Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ins & Outs

This is more of an in...I finally used two of my remaning stashed giftcards over the past weekend and landed some really great home upgrades! I have been dragging my feet on selecting new towls for the bathroom, and I finally had the stars align for me when the perfect shade of buttery yellow towls showed up at Marshall's on the same day I remembered to bring my giftcard!

I don't believe I ever mentioned that we (meaning Cody!) repainted the bathroom to another shade of gray. This one is called 'Cement Gray' by Martha Stewart. It's really the perfect shade in here, the original one had a blue tint to it and was slowly driving me insane! Cody still wants to touch up all the white paint in here too  (ceiling, trim & shelves), plus we want to frame out the mirror, add some sort of window curtain and maybe a few more shelves next to the mirror as well.

And next up--a new area rug! This find was really the shocker, it was a set of three: 6x9 area rug, runner & doormat all in one! The set was originally $150 and marked down to $75 at Bed, Bath and Beyond. And then I had managed to bring a handy dandy 20% coupon AND THEN I also had a $30 giftcard! So for $35, here we have it!

I got immediate approval from Brandi, I could barely even get the area rug unrolled and she was rolling herself all over it, smelling it, completely overjoyed with her new 'bed'. And Tanner is quite pleased that he is no longer sharing his bed with her too!

One thing I am not sure if I can get behind is the rug just outside the bathroom door. The print on the rug + the striped shower curtain might be a little too much for me to handle. However, I do really like having a runner in the hallway!

The last little upgrade I made was purchasing this turquoise 8x10 frame at Marshall's for $5! This little score is actually months old, and just a few days ago I filled it with this free printable and hung it behind our front door. That space really needs something, crossing my fingers for some sort of coat rack/chalkboard organization center in the future.

So all-in-all $40 stretched really far in our little home! I love the thrill of 'hunting' deals and many, many times you come up empty handed. But then there are those days when it all falls into place and makes it all so very worth it!

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