Sunday, October 5, 2014

(Late) Sunday Surprise: Shown n Tell, Target Clearance Edition

Wooohooo! Gettin' a post in for y'all under the wire. Nothing really epic has been happening around here lately, haven't been feeling good all weekend, so it's been a whole lot of time spent in bed at my house.

However, in more pleasant news, Target put a bunch of their Back to School items on clearance. Oh the supreme joy of the orange clearance tags!! Seriously, I got a whole slew of awesome stuff for between $1 and $2. And since I feel that most of us are bargain shoppers at our cores, I wanted to show you what I found/see if you had creatively used any of these items yourself.

1. A mini white board - $1. I promptly put this on the fridge where the mister and I can leave each other important notes create artistic masterpieces.


This next purchase was a legitimate (and somewhat unintentional) Pin Spin. Have any of you seen this pin?


I found it a long, long time ago and then kind of forgot about it. I only remembered it when I saw  item #2 on the shelves at Target.

While I love the idea of a decorated fridge, I have two main obstacles standing between me and DIY fridge painting fiesta. First, we're renting, and second, I'm fickle (and would likely tire of the design on the fridge quickly). So, what is the solution, you ask?

2. Locker "Wall Paper": While it's not quite as snappy as the original pin, I am still super liking it right now. For a pack of 3 paper-sized magnets, it was $2.38. I bought 3 packs, I believe. I suppose if I had been really dedicated to the cause, I could have purchased more, but I didn't want to drive the mister out of his mind. For now, one side of the fridge is enough for me.


3. Locker Baskets - $1 each. And, you'd be surprised at the strength of the magnets on these. Now we can always find pens/notepads and extra spices/a small pack of coffee aren't taking up space on the counter.

I hadn't finished the chevron "papering" when I took this picture, whoops. 
And now, the real king of the bargains:

4. Locker Shelves. Repurposed as freezer shelves.

Our poor, barren freezer.
After our landlord graciously upgraded our appliances for free, we lost a ton of freezer space/a handy shelf that was in the old fridge. So, ever since, I've been on a mission for a shelf that could handle the current freezer dimensions. Not nearly as easy as I had anticipated.

Enter: $1.15 locker shelves from Target (skies open, music plays, angels harmonize). Perfect fit. Right height. Right price. Could I be any happier with them? Probably not.

 I haven't attempted to fit a bag of ice in here just yet, but...we shall see. That's the only hiccup I am anticipating.

All in all, I'm pretty impressed with how our kitchen got a spiffy Back to School upgrade. Target had a bunch of different colors/items, hopefully you can get some cool goodies for yourself. Have you done anything crazy like this? What do you think?

Much love to you all! Hope your entries for Pumpkin-tober are going smashingly!
Muah,
Rachel

PS: What this pin didn't tell you about using dollar store baskets in the freezer is that the cold makes them brittle and easy to break. Eeek!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/394768723556894087/


14 comments:

  1. I have such a huge collection of fridge magnets that they cover every available surface on my fridge/freezer! When I buy them now I get home and it takes a long time to try and make a spot for it to fit!

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    1. Hey JoJo,

      That sounds like so much fun! Do you have a favorite magnet?

      Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Is the chevron wallpaper actually metallic? Eee! :D It's so pretty. I wonder if the target near us has any.

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    1. It is almost like a gold foil. It is freaking fantastic!! They also had a pink leopard print and and black and whitr hounds tooth.

      If you are able to get your hands on some, send us photos!

      Thanks for reading!

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  3. Oooo, I really want those magnet baskets!

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    1. Denise, they're really nice for how cheap they are! I hope you can get your hands on a few.

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  4. Darn it, I'm not supposed to be shopping! :-) I want that locker wallpaper to decorate the filing cabinets in my office.

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    1. Oh, whoops! No shop October? You're a brave lady!

      Oh my gosh! That would be adorable on filing cabinets! Definitely send me some pictures if you do it.

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  5. The locker wallpaper is totally cool. I may need to haul myself to Target.

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    1. Thank you! I thought so too-- did you end up making it in time to get some?

      Thanks for reading!

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  6. It looks like ice trays will fit under the lil locker shelves. :)

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    1. I think I may end up having to do ice trays. Since I'm lazy, I like buying a bag of ice, but i just don't think it will fit. Heehee. Thanks for the comment ,Reenie!

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  7. I love a good chevron motif!

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    1. Oh Bea, me and you both! It is one of my all time favorites!

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