Cheap Chic Home Decor

January 16, 2013

Wallpapered Magazine Holders


Love Martha Stewart for simple inexpensive ways to jazz up a home. She does it again here with these simple wallpapered magazine holders.



There is no point in sharing most of the posts from the Savvy Irish Shopper Facebook Group, they’re normally about current offers and will be obsolete by the time you read this post but here are some timeless money-saving tips that have been posted over the last few months.

  • Got a tip today for making hallowe’en costumes on the cheap. Fabric is so expensive nowadays so instead use flat bed sheets or curtains from Penney’s or similar.
  • If anyone is looking for a good hairdresser, Miss World in Harold’s Cross (at the bridge, beside the bicycle shop) is well worth a visit. For e40 you can get highlights, a cut, wash and blow dry. Hard to beat. Katie is the stylist I go to, and she’s brilliant.
  • Popped into Ikea last Sunday and saw this cute clothes stand for €25 and this white plastic dish drainer for €2
  • Dublin Mama’s Freecycle is a facebook group where you can request or offer any item for free.
  • Aris Ireland is a company that holds markets for second hand kid’s toys, clothes etc.  If you want a table yourself the cost is €30
  • Bring any worn Monsoon item back to a Monsoon shop and you’ll get €10 off a new item.
  • Tonic beauty salon off Sundrive Road in Crumlin offers half-price waxing every Wednesday.
  • The fruit and veg shop Superfresh in the Millfield Shopping Centre, Balbriggan is said to be brilliant value.
  • Hard to get nice inexpensive tea towels so delighted to find these very nice printed ones in Penneys for only €1.50 each.

All the best

Elaine Butler

You often find something online with a company that doesn’t deliver to Ireland. Now there is a way around it. Go to parcel motel, get a user ID and then have the item delivered to parcel motel’s UK address (include your user ID). The parcel is then forwarded to one of numerous locations at garages all over Dublin and they are currently expanding to cover the whole country.
All the best

Shoeheaven is a Monaghan based website offering fabulous styles at very reasonable prices. I heard about them after my sister bought a pair from them in November 2012.