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I am working on an ongoing project for my patio. And I thought it would be fun to see how cheap i can do it. The patio and roof ar nearly all done, so I am not going to count what is already there. the list of supplies will be what i need to finish it including large items priced as in stores. we will see how cheap i can do this.

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5 clear corrugated 12 ft roofing panels HD price 15 ea total: 75.00
1 hot tub hot tub dealer in town price 2999.99
1 sauna same dealer 1999.99
5 bamboo beaded curtains 19.99 each at hobby lobby and oriental trading company.com 100.00 total
2 fake palms 145.00 each hobby lobby price total 290.00
2 fake unidentifiable trees 125.00 each hobby lobby price 250.00
2 fake hanging plants hobby lobby price 45.00 each at hobby lobby 90.00
2 all blue raggedy rugs (really cool lookin, will have to show a link) 29.99 ea at hobby lobby 59.98 total
3 live vining plants 5.00 each walmart 15.00
3 live broad leaved trees 20.00 each walmart 60.00
2 dwarf citrus plants 29.99 each local nursery 59.98
1 table and chairs set 150.00 walmart
 

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Now in red I will mark what i have gotten cheap or free...


5 clear corrugated 12 ft roofing panels HD price 15 ea total: 75.00
1 hot tub hot tub dealer in town price 2999.99
1 sauna same dealer 1999.99
5 bamboo beaded curtains 19.99 each at hobby lobby and oriental trading company.com 100.00 total
2 fake palms 145.00 each hobby lobby price total 290.00
2 fake unidentifiable trees 125.00 each hobby lobby price 250.00
2 fake hanging plants hobby lobby price 45.00 each at hobby lobby 90.00 1 hanging fern FREE from Freecycle
2 all blue raggedy rugs (really cool lookin, will have to show a link) 29.99 ea at hobby lobby 59.98 total
3 live vining plants 5.00 each walmart 15.00
3 live broad leaved trees 20.00 each walmart 60.00
2 dwarf citrus plants 29.99 each local nursery 1 pink lemoade plant 20% off from same nursery with coupon 21.99 59.98
1 table and chairs set 150.00 walmart
 

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I bet you can get a suana used or maybe even one that needs to be repaired for free. Try to run a add in the paper that says you are looking for a sauna and that someone will be willing to give you if you pick it up.
 

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Missy, keep your eye on craigslist, under the free, I saw some of things you were looking for there..Like the sauna.I can't remember how long ago it was.. Good Luck!
 

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i'll go check it out!
 

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another hot tub posted on freecycle, lets hope i get it!
 

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Missy we have here a Happy Harolds. Most of the the stuff they sell is either second hand or brand new from US. We did our roof for 1/2 the price in the old house. Keep and eye open for materials that may have simple flaws and can be worked around it.
If your looking for simple fake trees.*
*Get a bigger pot, (styrofoam,)
* put a simple smaller branch in it, and plaster paris or concrete it over it for weight.
* drill small holes and put smaller branches in them.
* glue fake leaves from dolar stores or thrift shops on them.
And put mini white lights over them for the evening look is really nice.
 

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missy , i wonder how much it would cost to make fake palm trees out of plaster of paris, and newspaer, then shellaic it, varnish it, many times. keep out of rain just incase. lol fake leaves would be easy to find.
 

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hmmmm, i bet i could find supplies to do that at the thrift srores! neat idea!
 

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heading out today to look at a hot tub a guy has that he is willing to sell me for 300. hoping that it is in good shape.
 

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let us know how it went.
 

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It's in fantastic shape!! He said it's mine, all mine. and i can pay for it as i can! what a great deal huh??
 

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Hey Missy, did you get the sauna for $200, under general in sedalia? There was another one for free but I can't find it.

Good job on the tub. Make sure it has a good cover, our cover let water seep in, then it ran back into the pipes, & froze, it burst the lines. We thought we had it winterized..
 

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no!! i didn't even see it!! do you have a link???
 

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ID # is 270679003

I went to general, typed in sauna, it brings it up but it says sold. Keep your eye on it, in case some thing happens.

Will keep my eye on it.. next time will get a link..
 

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Good luck on your quest to have the patio done as cheap as possible. Just don't be tempted by the credit card to do it.
 

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I got the hot tub this weekend, rental for the trailer was 25.00. And I have paid over half the asking price. he's being super cool about it. I'll have the rest paid off next week. so my next post will have that all taken off the list.
 
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