That doesn't alway mean you have to spend the big bucks though... you just have to know where to look! Like our local Habitat for Humanity resale store!
I also saw this guy, which read very "restoration hardware" to me.
The whole reason I went in the first place was to look for a new front door for the condo.
Due to the HOA, it has to be something pretty plain that we can paint brown to match the rest of the units, but nothing really looked too good.
This one would have been nice for the back door
But at $149, I can get a brand new one with the built in blind between the glass for $129... soooooo yea, gunna pass.
Then, found these AWESOME metal letters...
Not something I really "need" but at two bucks a pop I was thinking of decking out the boys' room. However, I had to stop myself and repeat the mantra, "We are poor condo flippers who have yet to close on the sale of our first flip... we are poor, we is poor, we be poor." The close date to condo #1 could not some soon enough!
I also found this little gem:
Sadly, he did not agree.... ugh, he lacks such vision!!
Next, I went to Home Depot to grab our shower/tub fixtures and sink faucets for the bathroom (plumber is coming tomorrow (Tuesday) and we at least needed the shower fixtures). But when I walked through the lighting area I was super surprised to see this little guy.
I was there to plan out our bathroom and started with lighting.
Since the ceilings are dropped in the bathroom, we learned that we can't do over sink lighting without making the mirror tiny-human height (thanks for that lesson condo #1) so we are going to have two sconces on either side. I liked this one...
And on clearance, I liked it even better.
Heading over to bathroom fixture land, I got lucky with the clearance fairy again!
And for the vanity faucet? Matchy-Matchy.
I showed Chris the chandeliers when I go home and he LOVED the funky sputnik one. After doing some research to find one that looked like it (to make sure we would be getting a good deal), the closest one I could find to the one I saw was this guy.
Yeaaaa.... not dropping $3k on a light for a condo flip, so I decided to go back and get the one for $175.
And of course. It was gone... which had me feeling like:
Oh well... good lesson. And who knows what I'll find next time. Where do you guys like to shop for hidden treasures? Ever get a big score on clearance?