With the arrival of summer (and to be honest, I don’t care much for summer) also arrived a problem.
I love the Project 333, but since we don’t usually get much really hot weather here anyway, I hadn’t anticipated on it being so hot for weeks on end. I also hadn’t counted on us being in the middle of a loft conversion during those hot weeks. And so, with me being just a little behind on the laundry, I found out that I’m really short on summer clothes. I had exactly two short sleeved t-shirts and one short-sleeved silken blouse, all of which happened to be in the laundry this morning.
So I decided today would be a good day to go and shop for clothes. No new clothes, obviously, but secondhand clothes are okay. Well, maybe not exactly okay according to my own stringent rules, but definitely okay according to the rules of the original No New Clothes Challenge.
At the secondhand shop I found myself a nice, colourful vest at the bargain price of €2.95 – and as a vest is really an undergarment, it doesn’t count towards my Project 333 total. Go me!
My next find was a lovely blouse, which at the sum of €3.95 is a great addition to my wardrobe. Of course I will donate one of my other blouses. There’s this black-and-beige blouse I haven’t worn at all since it found its way into my summer wardrobe, so I might as well get rid of it.
In the bargain corner DD-19 found herself two of these charming chairs.
At €2.00 each, they will be the perfect desk chairs for her new room. That is, after she’s given them a makeover.
And lucky me, I finally found myself two really cute garden chairs.
Well, OK, so they’re not really garden chairs, but they are now. And at €2.50 each, I can’t really go wrong, even if they’d serve us for only one summer, but I bet I can extend their lives by taking good care of them.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
And finally, there’s this lovely vase.
It had no price sticker on it, but the other vases on the same shelf were about €2.00 each, so I figured that would be how much it would cost me. Turns out I was wrong, and I only had to pay €1.00.
You’ll never guess what I’m going to use this little beauty for, and no, it definitely isn’t flowers.