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My Favorite Frugal Find

Posted: April 22nd, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

I do believe imitation is the best form of flattery and that is why I LOVE my daily dose of inspiration from other bloggers. It just so happens that many of my favorite ideas have been very frugal finds. And I guess I should not be surprised - I am the one that walks into a store and heads straight for the sale rack.

So here is one of my all time favorites.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest was inspired by this picture:

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So she hand painted these on her chairs: (You can click here to see how she did this herself).

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Maybe it is my enjoyment for structure in my life and secretly thinking how fun it would be to ask, “What number chair would you like to sit at for dinner?” But when I saw these - I flipped! I loved them right away and immediately found Faith on Earth’s decal etsy store and purchased numbers 1-4. My chairs and fabric are a bit on the fancy side so I liked the thin, dressier font. Does that even make sense? Anyways, I chose Edwardian Script and requested that they be around 3 inches in height. I spent $7.00 total for the letters and shipping. Wendy spent zero. But Wendy is much more talented than I am and she has an exacto knife. I also change my mind a lot so I liked the fact that they are just removable stickers - and again they look so much better than I would EVER be able to do myself! 

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And yes, my husband already has said that he would like to sit at number 1, and my 3 year old likes the number 3, although he turns 4 on Sunday so maybe he’ll decide to switch then to the number 4 chair?!

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Wendy @ The Shabby Nest is actually having a Frugal Friday Link Party so check back tomorrow and I’ll post more of my inspirational frugal finds!

♥ Katie


3 Comments on “My Favorite Frugal Find”

  1. 1 Andrea said at 4:56 pm on April 23rd, 2009:

    This cracks me up. You’re right - very whimsical! You should number all of your mugs so if you ever lose one, you will be able to know which one it is!! Oh, and plates. It could go on and on.

  2. 2 Valerie said at 7:03 pm on April 23rd, 2009:

    Katie, I love this idea! (and I totally understood what you were trying to explain. Your font choice complements the chair style very well!)

    It is that touch of whimsy in a room that gives it the personality and style that otherwise “staged” rooms lack!

  3. 3 Clean and Classic Interiors » Blog Archive » My Frugal Finds Continued… said at 8:24 pm on April 23rd, 2009:

    [...] Nest is hosting a Frugal Friday Link Party today and although my favorite frugal find was copying numbered chairs from Wendy, I have a couple other inspirational finds from fellow bloggers that I would love to [...]


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