January 5, 2011
Happy 2011!! This is the very first WFW of the new year. How exciting! How were your holiday celebrations? I hope you all had a great time with your families. If you remember, we moved into our first house back in August 2010, and have been working on our kitchen ever since. It was an original 1956 kitchen, with all the laundry appliances in the kitchen, no dishwasher, and it just was not very functional. We knew we'd have to put some work into it when we bought the house, and even though the work has seemed to drag on at times, I have to keep reminding myself that we've only been in the house for four months! And now that we've turned over a New Year, I look into my kitchen to see all new cabinets (we pretty much tripled our cabinet space), beautiful granite counters, a brand new cast-iron sink, new faucet, "new" used stainless oven, over-the-stove stainless microwave, new stainless dishwasher, and a widened utility closet that now houses our stackable washer/dryer unit. It's wonderful! We still have painting to do, a backsplash to add, a few different odds/ends to get, and flooring to re-do, but we're getting there. It's all functioning, and is so nice! I'll post pics, and details at another time, but I just had to share the progress. So exciting!
Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.
Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
- Washer necklace from Christina's Adventures:
- Handmade growth chart from Paisley Passions:
- Twine wrapped napkin rings from Rachael at Lovely Crafty Home:
- Furniture makeover from Taradara:
Thank you all for linking up! There were some fabulous ideas shared last week.
If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!
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