For $12 total.
Whee! I was at a local thrift store (no, I'm not telling) when I spotted a $2 length of fabric unfolded on the floor. The helper thought it must be a futon cover and offered to get me a new one from the back.
"You have more?" I stammered. "I'll take them all."
Just then another woman insisted on buying them. The shop owner told her they were already sold--to me. I did let her buy one, for the sake of being polite. I don't believe in hoarding, especially for professional resellers.
"Those should sell well!" my husband noted when he saw the towering stack. "Too bad we don't have eight kids."
"Oh, no," I replied, as sweetly as possible. "I could never sell this treasure."
Y'all have been so patient, listening to me whine about beige walls and then being too lazy to paint them. I unwittingly followed my own frugal advice: procrastinate until you find the one thing that makes everything in the whole room work!
The colors in this pattern are so perfect with the existing wall color and the yard-sale rug. Can you believe I just glazed that armoire dark green and even painted its interior canteloupe orange, on a whim? I'm telling you, no one but God could deliver such perfect details on my teeny-tiny budget.
Look for more fun stories at Biblical Womanhood's Frugal Friday!