Aaaaah! I'm in love. I adore it. Here's how the finances broke down:
$90 Paint - originally I had only budgeted for 1 gallon of paint, but I was wrong. So, $45 of my budget went to an additional gallon of paint, causing me to cut down on my plans.
$25 Fabric - this was for the shower curtain and the valance. WAY cheaper than purchasing them already made...and it was so FUN!
$53 Miscellaneous - this was for the wood to make the shadow boxes and hook racks, yellow paint to accent the inside of shadow boxes, hooks, cute bowl, two hand towels.
I left out the blinds and a new light fixture - which is just fine by me. I can always do those later down the road, but for now, it's perfect!
There you have it. I know there's one question that's just KILLING you to know...where in the world did she get the extra $18 when she went over budget!?!?! Well, I stole it. I pick pocketed a man at Menards - when a lady gets desperate, she'll do anything! Of course, I'm kidding. Do you remember that accordion file that I use to save money for random things I want to do?
NO SPEND SEPTEMBER is still in full swing!!! You will be proud to know that I haven't spent a penny. Well, I've spent money on groceries, BUT I'm happy to report that due to my pantry style cooking, we managed to save $50 on groceries since September 1st. My hope is to save at least $125 when the month is over, but if cheese goes on sale for $1 again, it's game over. The ONLY unplanned item I did purchase was a fall/spring jacket for Sweet Pickle. Where we live, there's been some serious whiplash in the weather, so a jacket was a need, not a want. I didn't feel bad about this purchase because: #1. The way we budget, we have a built in account to purchase clothing for the kids. #2. I went to a couple consignment stores looking for a deal only to come up short. #3. Sweet Pickle's warmth meant more to me than not spending a penny.
Tuesday I will break down one of the DIY's we accomplished with the make over, and the play-by-play on my 2015 planner. I will tell you, it is in my possession...and it's oh-so amazing!!!
Have a marvelous week! Until Tuesday my Sweatpants friends!!!
*Side Note: THE sweatpants that were the inspiration for the name of my blog, passed away last week. I mourned the loss while tossing them into the garbage can. I can only hope they knew just how happy they made me. Much like the sweatpants I'm wearing right now.*
**I'm not reading through this bad boy today. Gots laundry to fold!**