Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What can you do with $1.48 plus tax?


You can make pillow covers. I found these dishtowels on clearance-clearance at Target and thought, "Hey, these could go on the futon in the Gym/Charming's room/Guest room. Said room is an off color because we painted it using "oops" paint from Home Depot. You don't know what "oops" paint is? "Oops" paint is paint they mixed but someone didn't want for some reason. They sell it for $5/gallon. Since we were trying to warm up the room, the paint was perfect.


Anyway, back to the dishtowels. These dish towels were marked down for $1.48 for two and I bought two sets, so I can make four pillows for the room. I had little red pillows that are perfect for covering, I even had that cute white button, and, viola, two new pillows for $1.48 plus tax. When all four are done, I'll have dressed them up for $2.96 plus tax. I think that is pretty darned good. What do you think?

6 comments:

generationsgoneby said...

Love the color. Mom bought oops paint once then mixed it again and got a puke purple that really was bad. But she loved it, so to each his own.

loveaphid said...

I love the stripey orange one. I think $1.48 would fit even into our tight budget. Now, do I need a pillow anywhere, hmmmm? BTW I've noticed that I am having a new inclination toward orange these days. I know its the new it color so I'm wondering if its my impressionability but I do find myself drawn to it an awful lot. Food for thought.

Erin said...

Maybe it is because I like it!

Clark said...

You did a fantastic job on the pillows. These final touches are making the room a really nice place to be.

loveaphid said...

I'm sure it is due in part to you liking it, but I think I've been leaning in that direction for a while, because the last sweater I bought was Orange and I bought it when I was working for the evil serfdom known as Hallmark, and in our RI house we used a light orange in the dining room and hallway. I think it might be also because although he never says I like Orange, Fig always picks things in the orange family. So much so that Pat said oh it looks like your taste is warm earth tomes like Orange, Golds and Browns when actually I lean more in the cooler range of Blues and Purples. I guess for me I don't believe in bad colors just poor uses of colors, so I don't mind giving Fig what he wants. Also My whole basement will be blue and brown so I'm satisfied.

Erin said...

Fig, Smig...I'm taking credit!