Saturday, January 14, 2012

Where Did I Get It?

I was recently thinking about how far the house has come since I moved in and wondering how much I'd spent improving since I moved in. I also know that I've been asked where I've gotten my kitchen table, or what color a certain wall is. I thought I'd go through and make a list with links of everything I've done/painted/bought since I moved in. For your shopping pleasure, here it is (just click on the name of the product and you'll be linked to it):
1. Re-Finished Stairs with Deck Restore $35 on sale at Home Depot in the color Chocolate 
2. Re-Painted doorknob and mail box with Rustoleum Hammered Metal Spray Paint for $7 in Black
3. Re-Painted exterior trim with Glidden Interior/Exterior high gloss paint for $18.99 in White

Front Porch Re-Do: $60.99
1. Two plastic Adirondack chairs from the Home Depot (sorry no link) for $14.99 each
2. Re-Screened screened porch for $19.49
3. Bought two wooden rocking chairs from a garage sale along with other furniture (hammock and stand, dining room buffet, kitchen cabinet, and guest room dresser) for $200. Repainted from green to white with 3 cans of spray paint at $7.99 each in White 



1. Two wooden rocking chairs as part of a big furniture garage sale purchase $200 & $23.97 on paint.
2. Table from Ikea for $19.99 painted with Glidden Exterior semi-gloss paint in custom yellow color $14.98 for a quart.
3. Remaining trim paint from the front door used to clean up the brick wall. 

Red Deck and Screened Porch Re-Do: $141.74
1. Suncast Vertical Storage Shed for my lawnmower and other things the would live in a garage $150 (I think) from the Home Depot (sorry no link)

Side Patio Re-Do: $150
1. Re-Covered pillows on the couch from my favorite online fabric store
Rosemarie Lavin, Spa, Pom Poms in Teal $8 for 1 yard
Rosemarie Lavin, Spa, Pom Poms in Java $8 for 1 yard
2. Erslev rug from Ikea for $39.99 painted with junk paint from Home Depot called Speed Wall color matched to Behr Wheat Bread $19.99
3. Vejmon Coffee table from Ikea $149 
4. Behr Satin Interior Paint in Wheat Bread $20

All house trim: Glidden America's Finest Semi-Gloss paint in White 2 gallons $20 each. 
1. Expedit Shelving Unit from Ikea $69.99
2. Various storage boxes from Ikea $20
3. Erslev Rug $39.99 & paint
4. Vegmon Coffee Table $149
5. Stair Project $165. Here & here are links to the supplies. 
6. Behr Interior Satin paint in Chocolate Froth $20
7. Behr Interior Satin paint in Wheat Bread $20
8. Wicker table from a garage sale $20

Other things not shown: $90 Samsung Blu Ray player, $673 AOC Flat Screen TV, & $50 wall mount bracket. 

Living Room: $1392.97
1. The garage sale buffet. Part of the $200 furniture deal. I painted the knobs for $4 with this
2. Chairs from Target. I'll give you a kind of close to it link but they're not available online. They're merchandised by the folding chairs in every store. I bought four for $25 at one store and two for $29 at another. 
3. I bought the table legs from here four for $18 each totaling $72 and used more of the $4 paint on them 
4. Erslev rug $59.99 & 2 Quarts of Behr Premium Plus Paint & Primer in Spiced Butternut $29.99 
5. Barn Wood tracked down on Craig's List $20
6. All curtains in my living and dining room are made from two $22 table cloths cut into 3rd's with the edges hemmed. I hung them with drapery hooks $9.99 for a pack of 10 (they sell them everywhere. I can't remember where I got them from.) It took me 10 hooks per window. I got my curtain rods from Target. They were $9.99. I have 10 of this size in the house. 
7. Behr Interior Satin paint in Chocolate Froth $20 (same gallon as used in the living room)
8. Behr Interior Satin paint in Porpoise $20
9. Light fixture from Overstock.com $111.99 (it's cheaper now if you want it!)

Dining Room and All Window Hardware: $733.29
1. Behr Interior Satin paint in Gentle Rain $20
4. Shorter wall cabinet so the microwave would fit $94
5. Knobs for kitchen & bath cabinets and basement doors $78.99
6. Cup drawer pulls for kitchen and bathroom $69.50
7. Pantry cabinet $279
8. Curtain rod $16.99
9. Behr Interior Satin paint in Swan Sea $20
11. Whirlpool dishwasher. It's close to this one without the big Whirlpool on it 
12. Delorean Grey grout  for $22.97 and Marazzi tile $9.95 for a 12"x12" square. I think I needed fourteen for a total of $872.59... Ugh!

I didn't put prices next to the appliances because I negotiated a deal for all four of them. I bought them here (not a big chain... sorry!) for $2200 for all four. 
1. Sweet bird print from this Etsy Shop (print not available anymore I don't think) $15
2. Chairs from Ikea. Four at $59.99 each for a total of $239.96
3. Curtains made of fabric hung on drapery hooks. The fabric here and on the cabinet is from my usual  place and is:
Amy Butler, August Fields, Fresh Start in Grey $10.50
Jessica Levitt, Timber, Apple in Mist 4.5 yds.@ 7.75 for a total of $34.88
4. $16.99 curtain rod
5. Kitchen table from Overstock for $226.99 (also cheaper now than when I got it)
Basket on the bottom of the table from Hobby Lobby $9.99
6. Behr Interior Satin paint in Swan Sea $20
7. Bird Chirping Weather print for $15
8. Cabinet from the $200 pile of garage sale furniture. Doors covered in fabric scraps stretched over foam core board

Kitchen: $4249.19
1. Cup drawer pulls from the kitchen
2. Curved shower curtain rod from Overstock $28.49
3. Towels from Target $41.77
4. Behr Interior Satin paint in Delicate Mist $20

1. Curved shower curtain rod
2 &5. Towels from Target
3. Behr Interior Satin paint in Delicate Mist $20
4. Frames from Hobby Lobby $30

Bathroom: $120.26
1. $5 garage sale table painted with extra trim paint
2. Lowest thread count possible sheet set from Target $19.99
3. Pillow made from fabric:
Carolyn Gavin, Wild Thyme, Wildflowers in Natural $6.00
4. Prints and frames from Ikea $19.99
5. Framed scrapbook paper $0.30 and frames from Hobby Lobby $5.99
6. Behr Interior Satin Paint in Toasted Wheat $20
1. Mirror from Hobby Lobby bought @ 50% off for $19.99
2. More framed scrapbook paper $0.10
3. Dresser from my pile of good finds from the garage sale for $200
4. Glass knobs from Hobby Lobby $20
5. $5 garage sale table
6. $5.99 Ikea lamp base

Guest Bedroom: $156.68
1. Behr Interior Satin Paint in Classic Taupe $20
2. Left over kitchen paint Behr Interior Satin paint in Swan Sea
3. White trim paint
4. Behr Interior Satin Paint in Weathered Sandstone $20

1. Behr Interior Satin Paint in Weathered Sandstone $20
2. Glass block windows. I needed three @$79.30 for a total of $237.90
3. Pom Pom fabric from upstairs. These pillows are living down here while I have red pillows upstairs for winter.
4. Two pillows from Ikea for $7 for a total of $14
5. Behr Interior Satin Paint in Classic Taupe $20
1. Frames from Hobby Lobby $20
2. $5 from Hobby Lobby 
3. Grono Table Lamp from Ikea $7.99
4. Behr Interior Satin Paint in Classic Taupe $20

1. Toilet $70
2. Towels from Target (They don't sell the polka dotted ones or the $20 Tree Curtain in front of the closet anymore) $9.99 each. Total for hand towels, bath towels, and bath mat $44.95
3. Bath Accessories from Target. The yellow was on clearance so the soap dispenser was $2.99 and trash can $5.99 
4. Behr Interior Satin Paint in Mountain Haze $20

Basement (not including plumbing issues): $488.82
1. Mirror from Kirklands that had a dent in it so I got it for $69.98
2. Fan from Target $52.49 (I think I got it cheaper for some reason. Maybe a sale?)
3. End table from Target that is no longer on their website $39.99
4. Faux wood blinds that were a gift $0
5. A quart of custom tinted Behr Satin Interior Paint $14.99
6. A gallon of custom tinted Behr Satin Interior Paint $20
7. A lot of sand paper and two gallons of Behr Premium Plus Porch and Floor Paint Ultra Pure White at   $29.98 each for a total of $59.96
1. Two gallons of Behr Premium Plus Porch and Floor Paint Ultra Pure White at   $29.98 each for a total of $59.96
2. A gallon of custom tinted Behr Satin Interior Paint $20
3. Ladder desk (I broke the last one in a freak accident) for $99.99
4. Sylvania TV  $129
5. Doorknob project (this is clearly a before picture) Rustoleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover Metallic Finish three cans for a total of $9
6. Wireless Add on Switch  (since the real switch has been rewired to be where the TV is plugged in) $21.96
1. A quart of custom tinted Behr Satin Interior Paint $14.99
2. Two gallons of Behr Premium Plus Porch and Floor Paint Ultra Pure White at   $29.98 each for a total of $59.96
3. A gallon of custom tinted Behr Satin Interior Paint $20
4. $9.99 curtain rods from Target
5. Curtain hooks $9.99
6. Gift blinds

Bedroom: $517.66
1. I used this cloth clock tutorial from a blogger I went to college with. I substituted cloth for cheap scrapbook paper though. $1.00 on paper and $3.99 on the clock at Target 
2. Assorted storage boxes from Ikea $19.99
3. Black spray paint on an ancient garage sale bookshelf $3
4. Behr Interior Satin paint in Delicate Mist $20
5. Joy picture that was a Christmas gift (it's $15 though)

1. Behr Interior Satin paint in Delicate Mist $20
2. Behr Interior Satin paint in Celtic Grey for $20
3. Curtains hanging from curtain clips made from the fabric:
Jessica Levitt, Timber, Pear in Mist 5.5 yds.@ $7.75 for a total of $42.62
4. Rug from Target that I can't find on their website for $19.99

1. Behr Interior Satin paint in Delicate Mist $20
2. Tullsta Chair from Ikea for $99
3. Curtains made from Jessica Levitt, Timber, Pear in Mist 5.5 yds.@ $7.75 for a total of $42.62
4. Hol Table from Ikea for $34.99 

Office: $264.58

Ready for the grand total? I am not. But... Here it is!
$8276.18

Yikes! The good news is that the the government gave me the $8000 new homebuyer tax credit. I saved half of it and spent the other half on home improvement. I financed the rest with some really good bonuses from the Top Secret Retailer! 

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