Sunday, December 4, 2011
Building it myself..and a few super cheap Christmas toys..
Truth be told, I HATED having old clutter laying around. Yet, it was from Doug's family and I did not want to trash it because, well, you just don't do that. So, what better way to use them, than to RE PURPOSE them?
A- HA !!
And with that, the thought to make them into a Barbie house was born.
It's deeper than a traditional book shelf with plenty of space.
I won't have to spend an excess on lumber as it's in the box itself.
All for me to purchase is enough to make the triangle roof :). I have paint, I have lumber and supply.
I am GOLDEN :)
I'll buy faux wood floor samples at Lowe's (with my gift card from family) and I will purchase other odds and ends there also.
My only other dilemma was finding Barbie furniture. OH MY..eBay folks, seriously, c'mon..way too much money! So I got my coupon on. If you go down one post you see the barbie with bathtub I bought on yoyo.com using promo code "yoyodec" that made it right at 6 bucks.
Well the other day I was in kohl's because I had a $10 off coupon AND a 20% off coupon - that I could combine.
I saw this Barbie for 24.99 but after coupons she was only $6! YAY! Happy mama!!
OH I can not wait to show this masterpiece off. Tomorrow I'll sand it down, maybe paint the next day and then this weekend I pray to have it done:) Gotta love Christmas on the cheap! :)
Speaking of cheap, I went into Family Dollar today to see what kind of toys they had. I was super surprised to see this:
I also ventured to Walgreen's, because they had a $4 off coupon applicable to all their $9.99 toys. (can use to buy up to 3). I went looking for Barbie furniture sets, to no avail.
What great toy deals have you snagged as of late? DO share:)