Monday, March 3, 2008

A Steal of a Deal

So if anyone is dying to know what kind of deals I found on leap day...

We purchased this from IKEA:


I promise it's much cuter in person. Spencer and I have gone our entire marriage without a real bed. We have been sleeping on a mattress and box springs on a little frame...no headboard or anything. Our room always seems to get neglected when it comes to home decor purchases. Up until now, our bedrooms have been so small, it really wouldn't be worth it anyway. Finally it was time. Any guesses as to how much we paid? No wait. Don't guess. Unlike Autumn, I don't have a prize for the winner. We found it in the "AS IS" section without any damages for $104.50. Not bad huh? We had to buy wood slats and a few little things...each sold separately to put it together. But all in all, a steal of a deal.

The comforter, also a deal....$14.99 for the duvet cover and two matching pillow shams. And $24.99 for the down feather duvet. Great day for shopping! The pillow shams aren't up. It was a little much. I realize it looks a little old fashioned now, but wait 'til I pick some killer pillows to go with it. I'm thinkin' bold colors. Although judging by the rate of our last bedroom update, it could be six years before we get the pillows. If we decide to stay in this house we're currently renting, you can bet there will be color on the wall behind. I love color.

Check out the great orange (my current favorite color) on this fabric:



And while I'm on the subject of deals...any guesses to how much I spent on these three kids ties from Children's Place?



...a combined total of $0.03. Eat your heart out Jake! ( I realize they're not silk and considerably smaller, but I couldn't resist.)

18 comments:

Valarie said...

Man! I am jealous! I love finding good deals. Isn't IKEA the best??

Erin said...

I am so coveting your stuff right now. I am saving just for a comforter for my bed. Paul is promising a headboard and foot board if he can get another promotion. Fingers crossed!!

Kelly said...

I want to shop at IKEA- we don't have a headboard either, and I long for one!! What steals, and those ties, that has beaten any deals I have ever gotten- way to go!!! Oh, and I love the orange!

Jeffrey Benson said...

I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little jealous of the duvet cover.

Traci Elizabeth said...

Love it, Love it, Love it! Isn't it great having a real grown up bed? We bought ours last year and I love it. I have seen that comforter there, and think its adorable. Too bad you don't live closer, I bought some awesome lime green pillows from JCPenny on clearance for $2 each and I don't have anything to do with them!! Incorporate a few other pillows and they would look awesome with your comforter!

jeanine said...

I love it! I can't believe that you found such great deals. I wish that we had an Ikea close to us! And those ties!? How great is that?

Email me and we'll discuss when is a good time to get together!

Abbey said...

What a deal. You are such a deal finder. It is awesome that you finally have a bed. I know how exciting that can be. Heck I was excited about my free headboard. Maybe one day I will have a whole bed.

Shalece said...

Wow great deals, and love the bed! and duvet cover! I didn't know there was such great deals on the 29th.

Autumn said...

Can I just tell you that I'm SO glad to know that we're not the only ones who have gone without a bed frame-the real kind? Seriously, that's great. What a GREAT deal!! Its gorgeous. I love the bold orange. Love it love it love it. I can't wait to see the pillows, even if it is a while from now. 3 cents?!?!??!?! Oh my word! Are you sure they didn't ring up wrong?! :) Seriously-amazing! Was that at an outlet store? Way to shop!!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Okay....I got a killer deal today. I went to target and was looking for new sheets for our bed, which are expensive, especially since we have a California king. So I found on clearance a set of two sheets, two pillow shams, a bed skirt and a comforter- all king sized- regualar price $120....$21.00 for the whole set!!!!! It was less than it was just for a pack of sheets!! Yeah! for great deals!

Jessica said...

Awesome deals. I am very impressed. I really like the duvet cover as well. How exciting to have some bedroom furniture we still have mismatch pieces as well.

Pedersens said...

WOW! great job on the killer deals! Isnt it nice to have a new piece of bedroom furniture? That was one of the first things Chris & I bought before we were married -a nice bed room set. And I love your comforter!

Suzanne said...

I miss IKEA! In fact I've made a trip to IKEA during every trip back home so far. Very impressive deals. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I wish we would have had time to hang out more. I'm so impressed that you are getting out there and meeting people. I think that really helped me adjust to this move. Your YW are doing good (I think). They are a tough group but I'm adapting to it. Glad to hear you are doing well with the move:)
Suzanne Boothe

utmomof5 said...

I LOVE IKEA!!! We just bought knew bedding there too! Nothing likea good deal to make your whole day or week or year. LOVE the ties too!!

Christina

Judds said...

Great deals! I love the bed, what a fun purchase! I love the duvet cover as well.

SHIRLEY'S said...

WOW!! that is truly incredible! you are a shopper! I would love to have an IKEA here in CO. Im totally jealous. and the ties... $0.03 who knew...
I LOOOVVVVE the comforter duvet! what a steal, for sure!

Lisha said...

Wow! If there is a Super Shopper award you should definately be the person to get it! Those are some amazing deals.

Kim said...

I have the same bed only i bought it used and for MORE... had no idea buying new from IKEA was such a good price !!!!