If you recall my summer-long project of updating my living room, I mentioned that I wasn't going to use any "new" money. (We can have a whole separate conversation regarding "new money" and "old money" here in the fancy neighborhood, but that's for another day.)
By "new" money, I mean that if I needed to buy something, I needed to sell something and couldn't spend more than I made. Fortunately, I have the booth spaces that generate some cash flow, and I sold a couple of bigger items in June. Since I didn't need to purchase much, it worked out well.
Budget: $462.50 from the booths
Expenditures: $120 on paint -- 3 gallons of wall paint, two of floor (one was
oops and I already had trim paint from the
$70 for the coffee table, which was a pretty ugly 1970s pecan piece, until I gussied it up.
The typewriter, you may recall, has an interesting pedigree. I just had to buy the little typewriter pillow at the Pottery Barn Outlet--$11.
The liquor cabinet cost me nothing--just used a little of the floor paint on it!
And the new window treatments had been stored in the garden house.
(Find out what I did with this $6 Craftsman toolbox in a subsequent post.)
What???!!!??? I have money left over?
(Natch, I took this opportunity to run to see Nekkid Dave, who carries an awesome line of fun home stuff, and this is what I found)--
A very cool hanging sign for the hallway over the chalkboard (I mounted this a little bit more scientifically than I did the chalkboard, just FYI),
A zinc cutout sign, which I didn't realize would be too hard to read against the wall color until I actually hung it. It will be moving into the loft room when I get some heat and air in there. It says, "Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think."
And anyone who's had a senior coffee moment will surely agree.
Total for the living room makeover? $295. Having it done? You know.