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Friday, April 24, 2009

Frugal Friday!

If you know me, you know that I am frugal by necessity.  However, I also like the challenge of it.  I enjoy being able to go through a store and trying to find the best deals I can.  There have been times where we have left the store with Sean shaking his head in disbelief.  One day he challenged me to tally up what I saved by shopping sales, clearance and using coupons.  We chose the day that I went to get groceries and at the end of the day we sat down and marked everything down.  I had saved over $100 in one day.  Sean no longer laughs at me when I say, “OH wait, I have a coupon for that.”  LOL

We promised Connor we would do his room over and he asked for Spiderman.  So I went to work and did the best I could with my budget.   This pictures are straight off the camera so please excuse my tones.  ;)


First we painted the room blue with white trim.  Sean drew the web on the wall and then I helped him paint it.  It took a surprisingly long time to complete.  We bought the Spiderman decal at Walmart for only $20.  That desk I bought at a store for only $20 and its in perfect shape, no bench but we have one that fits.  The curtains were five dollars. 



We bought him just the comforter and the pillow case.  Using plain blue sheets saved me a LOT instead of purchasing the licensed sheets.  Not that you can even see anything for the pile of stuffies!  My parents bought him the blanket, my mother made him one of the throw cushions and they got him the  mat.  My mother also found those cute Spiderman slippers on sale for only $2.

For the pictures I used old white frames we had on hand.  I simply downloaded Spiderman pictures from the web and framed them.  I did the same with the clock.  When Connor was born he was given this clock as a gift but it was Winnie the Pooh, so I just redid it.  I had the stickers on hand so it cost me nothing but paper and ink.


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He loves his room.  :)  Thanks for stopping by!  For more Frugal Friday posts check out The Shabby Nest!  I just discovered this blog today and it inspired me to post this!  Thanks for the inspiration.


Mellykat said...

What the heck? He isn't wearing his Spidey pajamas to coordinate with the room!!??

Great stuff, Amy! I love me a good deal when I can find one!

M :)

Jen said...

Very Nice! That decal rocks!

MaRiN said...

my little boy would love this room! great job!

The Masked Mommy said...

I love wall stickies! ;-)

Bahama Shores Mama said...

your handpainted web totally rocks the decal! When my youngest son was well, younger he would have LOVED this room.

Crissie said...

WOW! That wall is SO cool!!


Anonymous said...

That is so great, beautiful work, he must be so happy!

Cheryl said...

What a great job you did! The smile on your son's face is worth all the effort isn't it. :-)

Jennifer DeDonato said...

now that's a kid who likes spiderman! cute!!