Jan 26, 2011

Goodwill - Show & Tell

Last weekend I had the pleasure of leaving the kiddos at home with their daddy so I could go
Goodwill-treasure-hunting with a wonderful friend.

Because I'd recently just worked so hard to get rid of 100 things in order to simplify life, I told myself before I went out shopping that I was only going to buy something if it had a purpose.
It had to either make my home more organized
replace something that I liked, for something that I loved.

Well, mission accomplished! 

The first thing I found at Goodwill was a glass container with a silver metal lid for $2.00.
I washed it out really well, filled it with fluffy white cotton balls, and it found a happy home in our main bathroom.
It's purpose:  It provides cute practical organization.

The second thing I found were these amazing wall file holders for $1.50 a piece.
{Similar to the ones found here and here.}
I was a little disappointed that there were only two of them, but no worries.
I've already started spray painting them and I have big plans to use them in our new playroom.
more on that later :)

The last thing I bought on our little thrifty outing was actually found on a detour we took to a charming little antique store.
{I should have taken a picture of this place!  It was Uuuhh-mazing!}

I scored this old chair there for just seven dollars!!!
It's solid wood, sturdy, and actually quite comfortable!
It's going to be my new computer chair and will replace the small black traditional office looking one I'm currently sitting on right now. 
{I'm sure you know the kind I'm talking about.  It's functional but totally not cute.}

I wish the weather were a little warmer already, but I'm not going to let that stop me.
This chair has already been sanded and primed.
I can't wait to show you what it looks like when it's all done!

Overall, I was really thrilled with the purchases I made.
I was careful not to buy anything that I didn't have a specific use for right now and the best part was
I only spent twelve dollars!!!

Have you found any amazing thrifty deals lately?

I'd love to know!


Robin said...

Twelve dollars! AMAZING! You scored BIG. Love the wall pockets and the chair is oh so fantastic!

KC and the Sunshine Kids said...

Wowzer - whoever showed you that antique store really IS wonderful! ;) I have thought a few times over about going back next week and digging through glassware for my white cups I want...hmmmmm

Agreed. We both made purchases that were able to be put to immediate use and were MUST HAVE'S. Love that. Excited for Yard Saling season to begin, have to hit them up on Friday's when walking the big kids to school as soon as this weather get's better. :)

Miss Chelsea said...

I always end up with an armful of glassware anytime I'm at GW! I have to make myself put it all back and provide a practical use before I pick it up again ha otherwise I'd literally live in a glass house ;)

I just landed a group of 8 big wooden frames from CL for $25! I actually posted about it the other day - http://hellomisschelsea.blogspot.com/2011/01/today-i-love_26.html

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