Thursday, January 29, 2009

Saving a buck where I can

We are very aware right now of how granite can break the bank faster than you can say "formica sucks"...

So I am aiming to save in every area that I can when it comes to our new house.

When we bought our current house 3.5 years ago we upgraded from a queen to a king bed. Praise God. A king size bed is the ultimate indulgence.

That of course required new bedding. Buying new bedding sounds fun...until you actually have to do it. I could never find anything I loved. Well, most likely what I loved was $1,200 and I don't ever in my lifetime see that being in the bedding budget!!! Anyway I found one at Target that I could live with.
Our "new" bedroom is small and I think our dark bedding will shrink the room even more.

Here is my inspiration room in my quest for new affordable bedding ...
Step #1 I found a creamy matelasse bedspread, like in the picture, on Craigslist for $25. Yep $25 and yep I bought it! Bedspread AND shams...$25. Sweet.

Step #2 I found a Ralph Lauren bedding line, "Charlotte", which I adore.Being RL makes it very unattainable in the budget area....UNLESS it is a discontinued line!! Which translates to EBAY! Woo hoo! It found it readily available on Ebay...sheet sets, new in the package, that I will make into a quilt to put at the foot of the bed like in my inspiration room.

Step #3 is that I can use some of the curtains that were left behind in the house, and embellish them with the RL sheets.

Don't you love it when a plan comes together in an affordable way?

8 comments:

Stacey said...

Hooray for you! It is adorable! I love it and what a steal! So fun to find a great deal like this...looks fantastic.

Lori E. said...

How very cute, you and the craigs list are best buddies!! I think it is going to fabulous, like the rest of your cute new house!!

kristen lewis said...

You are amazing. The best I could do would be to put stickers on some sheets I got on clearance at K-Mart. I am just not so crafty.

Mary said...

I love the new look! It will look fabuloso in the new digs!

The Pottsie Four said...

I just hate creative people. Uh, I mean, way to GO Brooke!! It IS going to be super gorgeous though, I have to admit.

Tricia Anne said...

Your bedroom will be gorgeous! Your choice of colors are so warm. I would love to do something similar to our bedroom!
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Brittany said...

Just found your blog. I, too, used to live in Lubbock and hated every minute of it. My FIL was born in Snyder! What a small blogging world!

Anyway, your inspiration picture looks beautiful and I look forward to coming back to see the finished product.

Shannon said...

I love that RL fabric! Very pretty!