How To Purchase A Camera Bag For Less
Posted 678 days ago by Amanda Raye
When I finally received my first Nikon, I was so excited that I rushed to Target to look for the cutest camera bag. I walked right over to the electronics, and was unfortunately surprised to see that all the camera bags were around $50. I sadly walked away, and noticed the “lunch bag” aisle.
These bags were perfect! They were the same size, padded with compartments and had a strap, just like the $50 ones. I ended up buying the cutest lunch bag for my camera. It’s even temperature controlled!
Check out Target, Walmart, Kmart, or even your local pharmacy!
DIY: Makeup Case — Utility style!
Posted 695 days ago by Amanda Raye
I’m a makeup fanatic. Over the past few years I’ve built up quite a collection, so I had to find something to put all my non-everyday makeup up in. I went to Sephora, Ulta, Target, and then Walmart to find a large cosmetic case, but found them all to be expensive. I was hopeing to spend no more than $20 but they were all about $30+.
I then lost focus, walked around the store aimlessly, and stumbled upon the hunting/fishing section. I found a large empty tackle box for $8. It was the exact size I needed, and had all these little compartments. No, it isn’t especially cute, but you could always paint it or add some stickers to “girl” it up a bit!
Way too expensive Cosmetic Cases:
Other Options = Half the Price:
These two are from Home Depot. Who would of thought a tool bag could be a great way to store excess makeup!
$9 - Husky Tool Bag
Only $5.99 - Workforce Tool Case
This has great compartments as well. Just like the $30 makeup case.
I finally settled on this tackle box from Walmart for only $8.
P.S. Buy a tackle box or tool case for your makeup, “girl” it up and send your results to email@example.com.
The Joy of Oops Paint
Posted 716 days ago by Amanda Raye
Check out these two oops paint submissions from Broke & Chic readers!
Read the original post here.
The room above was oops paint found at Home Depot in NYC for only $3!
This pretty rusty red was found at a Home Depot for $5 in Virginia.
Update Your Space With Oops Paint!
Posted 757 days ago by Amanda Raye
Oops paint is a great way to update your space for under $10 dollars! Paint can cost anywhere between $25-$50 a gallon. That can be expensive, especially when you add all the brushes and other painting supplies you’ll need.
It’s only $5 for a gallon and $1 for a half gallon! When someone orders paint and the associate messes up or the customer changes their mind, it becomes Oops Paint. Every time I go to Home Depot or Lowe’s they have a different selection. If you don’t like any of the colors, check back another day, they are always adding more.
I got this pretty red Oops Paint before we got settled into our apartment.
DIY: Clothes Line Pictures
Posted 818 days ago by Amanda Raye
This is a great way to update and decorate a small space. Can’t put holes in the wall? Try clear packing tape on the string instead.
What you need
- 2 Fish eye hooks
- Clothes Pins
- Ribbon or String
Most can be found at the dollar store.
P.S. Love the results? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
DIY: Be an artist
Posted 819 days ago by Amanda Raye
You don’t have to be an artist to create your own decor, and you may be surprised by what you can come up with on a tight budget.
I made these birds one day using cheap panels and acrylic paint – about 6 dollars total. You can also ask your art major friend to borrow his or her supplies!