Frugal Decorating Requires Patience, Flexibility & Organization
The most important elements of frugal decorating can be patience, flexibility & organization. You need to know what you need/want for your home and you must be willing to wait. As we prepare to move to the new house I am making list and keeping it in the the memo on my phone so I always have it with me. Also having great resources like other bloggers and pinterest to help you see the lemonade in the lemon on the Goodwill shelf.
The Story of our bedroom lamps
Once upon a time frugal girl wanted to have lamps for her night stand. We were at a garage sale about 4 years ago and found these candlestick bases. I wasn’t necessarily looking for a candlestick base because when you decorate frugally you have to be flexible. I was looking for two matching lamps, but two matching lamp bases was close enough. I scooped up the bases for $2 each and promptly set them on our night stand with out a shade. I went through about 3 different stages on the two lamps and some of those shades were transferred to other lamps in the house and some went back to the garage sale for rehousing. Finally a couple of years later at the large well organized Catholic Garage Sale in our area I found 2 matching fluted lampshade in one of the colors we use in our bedroom.
Although I am still considering a putting a faux finish on the base I am very happy with the $6 lamps that look like Pottery Barn’s Parker Lamps.
Frugal Decorating Counting the Cost
The Base was $34 and the Parker shade was $30 so the total cost of the lamp is $64 and I needed two so $128. My total cost for this Pottery Barn knock off was $13.96 for two lamps.
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