Monday, January 21, 2008

Big Box Store Finds and Breaking of Resolutions

I went to Lowe's for nails to finish my door jamb. I broke my "try to only buy used" resolution. Sigh. I left with:

A Bathroom Vanity Light
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We've been eyeing lights for a while, and couldn't afford anything nice. I hope my husband likes this one, too!

$20, marked down from $98

3 Cabinet Pulls
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They will look so much better on the bathroom vanity than the cheap plastic pulls!
$.70 each, marked down from $7

ONE Gallon of Tan/Cream Paint
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It looks like the perfect color for the bathroom, and is a gloss paint. Perfect! I suppose this is ALMOST buying used, since it was a mistint. And, it was free.

$5, minus $5 rebate ($0), marked down from $25

A Dummy Door Handle
The door for the water heater closet we bought didn't come with a handle. Found one!

$1.35, marked down from $13.96

and...

the one I didn't buy... YET...

A Copper Mailbox!
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Again, I'm not sure if my husband will want THIS mailbox or not. And, I'm not sure if it's going to "patina" or not... I really only want it if it will get a nice patina. So, I haven't bought it yet, but I may go back tonight and get it.

$40, marked down from $80.

18 comments:

Corey said...

I want that mailbox! Where'd you spot it at? I can't tell from the label.

Also, thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog - I look forward to reading yours as you redo your place!

Skymosher said...

Bon marchez!

I love the bathroom light. :) And somtimes a little resolution breaking is npot so bad. 'Sides, you scored fabulous discounts. :)

Jennifer said...

Corey~ I found it at Lowe's... I didn't catch the brand name. It might actually be THIS one...
http://www.smithandhawken.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=prod54506&categoryId=cat120228&sku=24321&WT.mc_n=PERFORMICS
It looks the same!

Skymosher~ Thanks! I'd been eyeing that light for a while, too! I've looked for MONTHS for salvaged and affordable lighting... nothing. DH likes it, too.

Amalie said...

I would bet the copper is treated, but who knows...You can buy patina finishes at Hobby Lobby or Michael's and fake it til you make it...

And I am super impressed with your deals...I considered those lights for our bathroom, too. I also found a runner that will cover the water stain in the kitchen at half price, and several bathroom accessories, wine racks for the kitchen cabinet we're retrofitting...I only bought the trash can, but hopefully all that stuff will still be there come pay day...if not, then I guess it wasn't meant to be.

Overall, I think we both had a pretty good day!

Corey said...

For finishing the copper, check out http://www.diykits.net/diy/ww_decorative_furnishings/article/0,2049,DIY_14441_3573858,00.html

Nate said...

Good deals! Picking up that mis-tinted paint is still pretty environmentally friendly. You also doing some good conservation... conservation of the wallet!

EGE said...

Jeez, those are some bargains you got! Maybe I should take a ride to Lowe's and see what I can find...

Green Fairy said...

I love a good bargain! You really scored.

(And thanks for stopping by The Box House.)

Wendy said...

So impressed with those deals!

Meredith said...

Way to go on the paint and pull!

Monica said...

What great finds at great prices. :) I really have enjoyed my visit to your blog. Thank you for stopping by mine.

Sue said...

You scored some GREAT deals! I think getting stuff on clearance is every bit as good as not buying new. At least you're not paying full price!

Just wanted to say thanks for commenting on my blog, too. Nice to know someone actually reads it!

Marilyn said...

Super bargains, all! I really like the copper mailbox. Patina or no, it's looking good.

TD wool design said...

i love your blog and the fact that you enjoy a small house redo. we have a second home on the coast of maine. a real small fixer upper for down the road, but alas ours. so saving $$ is a must. good luck, i'll check back often.

Fred said...

Jennifer! You are everywhere. You must surf the house blogs just like me. It's beginning to become quite a community. A very cool thing indeed. I see your posts in many places.

Fred
One Project Closer

Sandy & Michael said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for the comment on our blog. And way to go with the deals, I know how hard it is to do all this work on a very limited budget :)

sandy

Aimee said...

Looks like you got some great deals and fun stuff too! I love buying their "mistake" paints because it saves so much money and usually the colors are still pretty good. :)

Elizabeth said...

Sweet deals! I love when that happens!