A nearby Rona is closing and I've made some very good finds there: a $350-dollar kitchen sink for $88; a bathtub for $45.
Kim got into the act & did some hard bargaining. He likes the look of real stone, and always admires the very expensive travertine & limestone whenever we go into tile stores. Too bad it's so far out of our budget range we couldn't even consider it. Until now - Kim talked the Rona manager into bringing the price of some ivory tumbled travertine tiles down into a reasonable range as long as we took the whole works. The store's been pretty ransacked so I spent a good part of that Sunday afternoon gathering, sorting & counting tiles and filling boxes to make up whole packs that we could buy. Looks like we have enough to do our master ensuite.
Can't wait to have a bubble bath in my new bathroom.