Moulah. Benjamins. Cash. Bucks. Bankroll. Bills. Dough. Gravy. Greenback. Specie. . .
Mainly 'cause I don't want you to think I've lost my mind. Yeah, I'm really into weirdo projects on my house. But I ain't spendin' what it probably seems like I'm spendin'.
So. Go ahead. Get all up in ma biznis.
This 'un cost me $12. (long story short, we bought some lumber totally clearanced at Lowe's, and I traded some of it for the strips of wood needed here). I think that's a fairly decent upgrade for $12. Costs me more for a one-time run to McD's for the fam. And I didn't even get a parfait that time, man!
This. This cost me $110. Far far more than anything else I've done in thee ole house. $90 for the bookcase and $20 for the beadboard backing. Much-o better-o than the $350 bookcase I wanted at the Hob Lob though, right?
This. The stairwell. This cost me about $30. Not as spankin' awesome as $12. But still, if I found some bodacious wall art I loved to go up these stairs, you bet yer bottom dollar I'd have spent more on that than the trim.
This. This was virtually free. It's the piece of beadboard left from aforementioned bookcase. I bartered for the vinyl to be cut with my sister in law. She's such a nice gal.
The door. The strange-o door. Didn't I say it cost me about $12? Well, whatever- somewhere around there. I ain't going back through thee ole bloggy blog to check. Yeah. I'm that lazy. Go ahead and judge me this time.
The trim in my "living room". I used air quotes there 'cause that room really should be called the "no one goes in there unless we have a short-stay visitor or we're feeding the fish/no you can't play in there & get off ma d#$n couch" room.
The trim was about $50. It might have been closer to $40.
Framing in my windows. Like I said before, this was a more pricey project for me. $60. Fluting ain't cheap. So here's where I ask ya, is $60 worth it to frame in my music room windows?? Huh, huh?
Thee ole mantel. I already gave away the price on this 'un, too. $60. Left over lumber though.
And finally, the mirror. I like to say "mirroir". Say it with me: "mirroir, forest, DORA'S HOUSE!"
I believe the new frame (now that's a big frame, folks- don't get sticker shock-- it covers my entire wall) was $90.
So let's add these up, shall we? What are these projects costing me?
Never mind never mind. I broke out in a cold sweat. Don't you dare bust out your calculator. I like living in my own little world of denial. Besides, if I took the whole fam damily out to dinner just once, I'd have spent more than most of these. These is permanent. Dinner out is too. But in a bad, plump yer buns kinda way, kay?