Tuesday, January 5, 2010
A Cost Summary Of My Entry Decor
The mirror was purchased from Fry's Marketplace at 75% off. Originally around $50 I was able to pick it up for $12.99. This was not a scratch & dent or flawed in any way. I was simply at the right place at the right time.
All of the books were purchased at Goodwill on half-off day. I chose the top two because the covers were in very good condition and visually appealing. The bottom book was painted with house paint and antiqued with a little bit of craft paint (see previous blog).
The red table "runner" is simply one of my placemats. The table itself was purchased at Fry's Marketplace for $25. It was one of those put-it-together-yourself pieces, but the size was perfect. The basket also joined us from Fry's. It has a white cotton lining that is attached and I picked it up at 40% off - $7. The picture is a drawing I did many years ago, of my son and his dog. There are a few other framed drawings behind it. I just switch them out and place a different one in front when I am in the mood. Behind that, another Goodwill item. Some scrap silk plant parts.
In total, I have calculated the approximate cost, not included the items I already had, to total around $62. That's it. After that it was just a matter of playing around with the arrangement until I liked the look. I did not have a plan for the decor or the display when I started. The pieces caught my attention individually, and when I started putting everything together they kind of told me where they wanted to go.
So now you are thinking I am crazy and I talk to inanimate objects. YES, I do! Try it sometime. You may like what they have to say.