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Ikea Hack – Coffee Table

Posted by Frugal Mama on November 10, 2015 in For The Home |

I love to refinish furniture and have wanted to try and do something different with a piece of furniture from Ikea. I really liked the white LACK coffee table but didn’t want to pay $50 for it, so I found one on Kijiji for $20.


I was planning on purchasing some 1×4′s from Home Depot, sanding them, staining them and then glue/screw them to the top. I went to Home Depot and was not too impressed with the quality of the 1×4′s there and didn’t want to pay $30 for the premium 1×4′s. I decided to check Habitat for Humanity Restore and found some Cedar Siding that I cut to size for $8 (ended up only using half…so really only $4).


I went to Walmart to purchase some heavy duty adhesive and ended up getting it FREE because of the Scanning code of practice :) I glued the wood to the top of the table, clamped it and put a heavy box on top then let it cure for 24 hours.


I then sanded it down, wiped it down and coated it with Ikea Behandla glaze that I had from a previous project.


A beautiful new coffee table for $28! (or $24 if you count the fact that I didn’t use all the wood)

Do you have any ideas for great Ikea Hacks? Let me know!


Frugal Peacoat Fix

Posted by Frugal Mama on October 2, 2015 in Misc |

A couple months ago I fell in love with a beige peacoat, it had beautiful gold buttons….but cost about $450!!! Here it is: I could not spend that amount of money on a jacket so I decided to try to re-create it using a cheaper peacoat. Old Navy had an online sale, the coat was [...]


The Frugal Juice Cleanse – FAIL!

Posted by Frugal Mama on September 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

I have been thinking of making some changes to my eating habits, I really wanted to cut out the snacking on junk food, cut out pop and cut down on the caffeine. I had also been interested in trying a juice cleanse so I thought now would be a good time to try it and [...]


Joe Fresh – Labour Day Sale

Posted by Frugal Mama on September 5, 2015 in Babies and Kids, Shopping/Your Money |

Joe Fresh is having a fantastic clearance sale and Labour Day Sale. Save up to 70% off Clearance items! (Note: These items are final sale) Here are some of the great deals I found: Adult: Womens’ Slim Raw Jeans – Reg. $39 on for $2.94 Womens’ Boyfriend Tee – Reg. $16 on for $3.94 Womens’ [...]


Zehrs Laurentian – Girls Summer Hat Sale!

Posted by Frugal Mama on September 4, 2015 in Babies and Kids, Shopping/Your Money |

Was over at the Zehrs at the Laurentian Power Center (Kitchener) today and found a fantastic deal while shopping. They have a bunch of baby/toddler/kid girls summer hats on clearance for $0.24!! Not sure what they will have left! Stock up now!


K-W POMBA Sale (parents of multiple births association)

Posted by Frugal Mama on September 4, 2015 in Babies and Kids, Shopping/Your Money |

K-W POMBA is having a children’s used clothing, toys and equipment sale on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. It is being held at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. A Non-perishable food donation will be accepted on behalf of the Food Bank in lieu of $2.00 per adult Admission (cash only).


Parent Bazaar (Mom 2 Mom) Sale – Bingemans FunworX September 12th

Posted by Frugal Mama on September 4, 2015 in Babies and Kids, Shopping/Your Money |

Bingemans is having The Parent Bazaar Mom 2 Mom Sale on Sept. 12th Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m Date: Sept. 12th, 2015 Place: Bingemans FunworX (not the Convention Centre) – 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener. Cost: $2 Entrance fee This is by far the best of the best Mom 2 Mom sales, at one of [...]


Walmart Haul – 63% Savings

Posted by Frugal Mama on September 2, 2015 in Shopping/Your Money |

Haven’t posted in such a long time! Figured I had to after this last shopping trip Here’s what I got: Kleenex 6 pk., Reg. $10.77 ea. (x2=$21.54), Price matched Zehrs $3.99 ea. – $0.75 coupon = $3.24 (x2 = $6.48) Sponge Towel Paper Towel 6 pk., Reg. $7.97 (x2=$15.94), Price matched Zehrs $3.99 – $0.75 [...]


DaySpring – BOGO Sale & 35% Off Mother’s Day Gifts!

Posted by Frugal Mama on May 2, 2015 in Shopping/Your Money |

I found some fantastic deals on DaySpring.com! They have a Faith & Friendship Sale where you buy one item and get the other one FREE! It only applies to select merchandise, but no coupon code is required as the item with the lower value with automatically be updated to $0.00 once you add it to [...]


Sears – One Day Sunshine Deals!

Posted by Frugal Mama on April 16, 2015 in Babies and Kids, Shopping/Your Money |

Amazing deals today only at Sears.ca! Plus use coupon code 941612175 to get an additional 20% off! Here are some highlights: Big Backyard by Solowave® ‘Goldenridge’ Deluxe Playground, Reg. $1499.99, on for $1099.99 – 20% off = $879.99 Little Tikes® ‘Castle Adventures’ Sandbox, Reg. $59.99, on for $41.99 – 20% = $33.59 Little Tikes® ‘Cape Cottage’ [...]

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