Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Getting Crafty

Well so about a month ago, I was browsing Roberts craft store for some gardening containers, just checking out my options. While heading out, I saw these lovely things that appeared to be some sort of 'magazine racks'. I liked them, and naturally checked the price tag, $80. Yikes, they're cute, but not that cute. Then I noticed they all had 75%clearance tags. Ok, so $20, not bad. I might be able to manage that. After staring at it for a good while, I decided, what the heck.. I don't exactly need a mag rack, but it could be fun. So I get rung up and it ended up being clearanced at 90% off! So I payed $8 for something that was originally $80! What a steal. I felt like a champion. So I decided I would take my new inexpensive find and dress it up. So I bought some reeds, styrofoam, and those white floral type sticks that you either love or hate. There are 2 dividers so I filled the back 3rd section with the stuff. Anyway, I dressed it up and made a fun project out of it all. Now mind you the pictures didn't turn out that well, I'm no professional, but I love it and it's much cuter in person. It's gotten rave reviews. :)




For $10 bucks, I think it was a fabulous find. Also, I think they didn't sell originally because they were labeled as a 'knitting rack' for knitters supplies. Hello! This thing screams magazines.

3 comments:

Erin and Aaron said...

how cute! good find, good buy, and good being crafty!! love it!!

The Smiths said...

it's that candice olsen getting to you again isn't it?....squeeeedoooow...

kelsie said...

I had alot of catching up to do on your blog! where should I start.... oh birdie is so cute! and i am so jelous about scorpian bay it looks like so much fun! and that magazine rack is oh so cute, good job. we need to get together and talk about this smart shopper thing, it sounds amazing!
by the way I finally updated my blog! ha ha!