Bargain Banter: News From The Front

KMart or the Big K is having a great instore and online clearance sale.  Take an additional 40% off the markdown priceMarkdownMom found stylish tees in men’s and women’s departments for under $3!  Also, MarkdownMom picked up a Giorgio bath kit, reg.$12.99, for 99¢.

Pottery Barn’s latest catalog has added another dimension to its’ decorating line–antiques.  They have picked up antiques in Europe like  glass pickle canning jars, glass oil bottles, etc.  Prices are not cheap, but does give us DIYers more decorating ideas.

Tip Of The Week #57 : Repurposing, Thinking Out Of The Bench

Repurposing can be more than taking something you own and reusing it for something other than its’ original purpose.  Now this can also mean taking something you can buy at a bargain basement price and rethinking its’s application.  For instance, Potterybarn’s Sale items although having a great clearance price, may not include the entire set.  For instance,oftentimes you can great buys on king size pillowcases, but can’t buy the matching sheets.  However, with our electic styling of mixing and matching, you can buy these at a tremendous savings and match them to something you already own.  Have a queen size bed, and not a king?  Buy the king anyway, because king will fit your queen size pillows, and king size pillows will fit your queen size bed.

MarkdownMom found this bench and it was advertised by Potterybarn for $4.99.  Caught your eye with that price; however,if you are a frequent shopper of Potterybarn sale items you know that it doesn’t apply to the bench.  Instead it is the cushion of the bench that was originally $49.00, on sale for $4.99 in cardinal, raffia,and sage.  Now this cushion will work if you have a bay window or any bench.  MarkdownMom bought it for both in raffia and sage.  Plus you can pair them together to make a rectangle cushion and mix and match two colors!  Repurposing what you  buy.  Neat, huh? 

 Another example of thinking out of the box,or in this case, bench!