Time for a proper Thrift! To me, thrifting comes in all different shapes and forms, but in definition it is 'Wise economy in the management of money and other resources; frugality.' You've been patient (yet hopefully inspired!) with all of my organising projects, so I thought it was about time I threw in a true thrifty find...
During a trip to Cotton on Kids a little while ago, I stumbled upon one of those REAL bargains! I could hardly believe my eyes, because I had long since buried the dream of having a Dollhouse. Let's face it, I'm a 25 year old woman. Living in a house with 2
icky lovely boys. With no 'Girls Only' space to call my own (though Hubs might argue that I do a pretty good job of making it seem so...).
Actually, the first thing that caught my eye was a dinosaur that would make a perfect present for B4's upcoming Christmas present stash...
However, what you see there, is not exactly 'what you get'. The Dinosaur and Dollhouse Plywood creations were a BIY (build it yourself) job! So, when a few weeks later I finally decided to treat myself to the dream Dollhouse (also at the
ridiculously low bargain price of $10), this is how it all went...
|Hell no RRP!|
|Hmmm, can't be too hard?|
|Only the bed was big enough for this job!|
|Couldn't bear to throw these pieces away, I am just so sure they will come in handy for some little crafty project, and it's all a part of being Thrifty!|
|Foundations are up!|
|Onto steadier ground. I did think at this point it started to resemble a girly toolbox?|
|Already seeing pretty things through my windows!|
|Taking shape, with an important element....|
|At this point, I realise the roof is on backwards. Oops.|
|Ah, much better!|
|Oh, how I wish my real roof was this pretty!|
|And....WE'RE DONE! But....I couldn't help but feel it all looked a little empty...lacking in the atmosphere department....|
|...so in went some |
|Again, wishing it could be a reality!|
|Hubs (an electrician by trade) couldn't believe my |
|..but I think it just looks picture perfect, and it gets lit up only on wistful occasions. I am totally in love, and my childhood dreams have been realised!|
So, if there's something you've been wishing for, whether since childhood, or only recently: take some comfort in the knowledge that sometimes that dream is merely sittting in some unexpected nook, with a big orange Reduced sticker on it, waiting just for you!