I’m famous for bargain shopping! ( or possibly infamously cheap. Lol) It’s True that I often see a price tag and think, “That’s ridiculous! I’ll make one myself before I pay that!”, “That could be done better.” Or, at times while at a yardsale, flea market or aution and find something crazy cheap, I’m all in with “Oh! I can do something with that!”
Example of my bargain shopping skillz: Found this bed frame at a yardsale in a barn, covered in dust and dirt. Price $15. Cleaned it up.7
My project shopping has at times caused marital strife. Clay: Lord! I wish you’d get your “projects” out of my garage! Me: PotAto, Potato dude, wish you’d get your lawn tools out of my workshop! Lol Can you see his lawn tools?
I found this old microwave cart at a sale for $5. It was old, scuffed and missing a castor. SOLD! My idea was to convert this into a mini bar. On top is the “on sale” glass, black and gray tile with stainless segments that I wanted for the top. I sanded any deep gouges and deglossed it. First, I Painted the side panels and doors with high gloss black lacquer. When thoroughly dry, I applied a vinyl wall decoration that I found at a yardsale for 50 cents then painted over the entire thing with a flat black paint. Once complete, I gently lifted away the vinyl stickers, exposing a striking black of black design.
The slide out was painted with chalkboard paint then I installed rope lighting to the cabinet areas and a wineglass rack. Final cost $15. Note: when using glass tiles, always use sandless grout to avoid scratching the tiles.