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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Budget Shopping for a Remodel

I hate the word budget.  It's so restricting.  I wish the word didn't exist!  Especially when it comes to a remodel!  I think I've used the word "budget" more in the past two months than I've used my own daughter's name! And that's saying a lot considering we're borderline terrible two stage...

I like to think I'm a pretty darn good bargain shopper, though.  Charlie would agree, however he says it doesn't work in the end if I buy every single bargain I find! Haha!

We've scored some really great bargains for this remodel project and it has really helped that stupid budget thing!  Here's some of the items we're most excited about…

We found this flush mount light on clearance at Menards for $32!  We plan to use it in the entryway hallway.

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These little beauties we picked up during our very first ever trip to IKEA!!!!  We bought two.  They'll hang over our vessel sinks in the the new master bathroom!  And HELLO! at $14.99…that's a steal y'all!

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This past weekend we ran into Lowe's to return some unused flooring and happened to spot these with a bright yellow tag.  I loved the simple lantern, homey feel they had.  They were considered outdoor lighting, but they'll be finding their spot on our nightstands very soon!  They were originally $49.99, marked down to $29.98.  

Did you know that a lot of times Lowe's will mark down their clearance items even more, just to move product?  They totally will.  $29.98 is a great price for a bedside lamp, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask for a little more of a discount.  The employee working in the electrical department never even questioned me and pulled out these beautiful little yellow stickers!  Woop Woop!  
(This item isn't showing up on Lowe's website.  It was in the regular lighting department, in the aisle with the floor lamps and specialty lighting.)

We bought these vessel sinks from Menards.  Only $88 each!

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Of course that meant we needed those fancy expensive vessel sink faucets!  I didn't realize how much those things could cost! We went to buy these at Menards.  They weren't my favorite, but my favorites were not in the budget.  They happened to be out of the brushed nickel finish so we came home empty handed.  I decided to do a google search in the hopes of finding something I loved at a price my budget would love.  Then, these appeared on the screen!  

(Product Link) to the rescue at half the price of the others!  Only $59.90 each!  That meant we got two for the price of one. literally!  And, even better, I actually do LOVE this one!  I cannot wait to see the finished bathroom project! 

If you're following along on Facebook, you may have already seen this sneak peak!  Our flooring was installed this weekend and we could not be happier!  I AM IN LOVE!  I am also in love with best friends who just so happen to be awesome carpenters and pro tile installers!  We may be DIY'ers, but that does not mean we should DIY our way through a tile install!  This is something you want to make sure is done just right.  We were pleased to hand over this job to our pro friend.  We're beyond grateful for them giving up their weekend to help with our project and make my dream flooring a reality!  

Make sure to check the in-store price on this tile because the online price is higher.  We also noticed that they carried this same brand of flooring, only a different color and it was $1 cheaper per piece for some reason.  We talked to the manager and he sold us our tile at the cheaper price!  It ended up saving almost $500!  

We bought this line of bath towels at IKEA, also.  I may be totally out of the loop here, literally, but these towels all have a small loop on them so you can hang them up on hooks!  So simple.  Totally sold me on them.

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Did you know H&M online has a "home" line?  I'm honestly not sure if these items are carried in-store or not.  We purchased online on Cyber Monday and got everything 40% off!  I can't wait to see how this looks in our finished room!  

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When we picked up those awesome lanterns at Lowe's, we also noticed these mirrors down the center aisle in a box of clearance items.  I wasn't positive where or how I would use them, but marked down from $58.98 to $9.29, I'm certain I'll find a place!
(These aren't showing up online either, so head to your local store and ask an employee using the item number!)

I think we've done pretty good so far!  We've worked really hard at sticking to that dreadful budget and these awesome deals really helped!  What's your favorite!?!?  So far, the flooring has my heart….. :) I am so excited to see the finished project! 

Thanks for stopping by today y'all! Hope you can find some bargains of your own, soon! 

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