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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Smart shopping, Thrifty Gypsy style....

During all the summer fun, we are plugging along with the house.  We are doing some BIG items at the moment.  We have power, the septic is in and we are officially hooked up to the water line.  Three VERY important things.  And to think my sweet man thinks that these are more important than picking door knobs.......
Oh and we have heat and air conditioning vents too, how could I forget that?


I have completed (kind of) my plumbing order.  My half bath, turned into a 3/4 bath.  I started getting scared because of the looks on every one's faces when I would tell them I took out a bathroom upstairs to make it a laundry room.   I figured since I am the one cleaning the toilets, I'd like to stick to 3 toilets, and not 4!    The house originally had a master and 2 hall baths upstairs.  Now it has a laundry room UPSTAIRS (YAYAYAY), a master bath and a main bath.   Just to give you the backround.      Now, the former powder room has a 36 in shower in it, just in case.   So now we have 2 and 3/4 baths.  Yes I am redundant! :)

Well this 3/4 bath (Aka powder room) was giving me fits.   It's not very big.  About 6 feet long and I'm not sure how wide.  But narrow enough where a regular depth was going to be tight on a vanity.  Which then led to driving my poor cousin, husband and mother insane with looking at console sinks.  Which are BEAUTIFUL.   But OH SO PRICEY!!  I almost ordered this beauty......



But my OH SO THRIFTY side just could NOT spend $1500 on this sink. I just can't.  Especially when there are porcelain sinks for SO much less, but this one is fire clay.  And this one was the size I needed.

That was of course until we walked into a new Lowe's they built near us recently.  I was checking out washer and dryers and looked to my right and saw the bath department.  So I strolled on over there and saw THIS beauty.....



Not only is it french, the right size and adorable.  It comes with a stone top, sink and was only $398!!!!  Now THAT I can live with!  I found a faucet for around $70.  These are the kind of things that make me SOOOO happy!  The other sink was pretty, but the thought of spending that kind of dough on a sink.  Well, it's just not me.  It better clean itself for that price! 

The Thrifty Gypsy strikes again! ;)

I'm linking up at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday's at Coastal Charm, come join the fun! :)

XOXO

8 comments:

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

This one is just perfect and what a great deal! I think it was meant to be!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristi, I love the one you picked with the cabinet and what a price difference. I love the lines of that piece. You need to share more house pics of the progress. I want to see it.

Kim said...

The French one is just beautiful. Isn't it crazy how much those things cost?

Jennifer said...

I love what you picked out!!! Yay!!! Your getting closer to moving in your new house!!!

Jen Kershner said...

How exciting for you! I think you will fine with the upstairs bath situation since you only have 1 girl. That will make a huge difference. However, I bet she will not like sharing with boys when she gets older!

Angie said...

You definitely made the right choice! It is perfect!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the vanity you selected. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Pamela said...

That vanity is gorgeous!! I am dying to have one like that in our half bath.

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