August 14, 2008
Next weekend, DH and my dad will replace the nasty carpet in our living room with hardwood flooring. Along with the new flooring, I am sprucing up the rest of the living room with some artwork and better curtains. I saw this picture at Snobby Mobby last Friday and I liked it, which is pretty rare for me. I have a hard time buying pictures and decorative items, mainly because I am too picky. Since I happened to actually like the picture, I went ahead and bought it using my 40% coupon. Now that I've had the picture for a few days, I have buyer's remorse. This typically happens to me when I buy stuff like this. Yesterday afternoon, I decided to see if I could make a companion picture to go along with the one I bought. The picture I make isn't as fancy, but it was cheap. Riding on the wave of success from the picture I created, I made another picture to go along with that one. What do you think of my handiwork? After making these two pictures, I believe that I am taking the first picture back to the store for a refund. The picture I bought is prettier than pictures I made, but I can't beat the cost of my pictures. I spent $25.68 on the store-bought picture, and $1.34 on the two handmade pictures ((I already had the frames and some of the materials). That comes out to a savings of $24.34. Pretty thrifty, huh?