My son had a birthday party to go to on Friday at a rock climbing place about 20 minutes from my house. So, instead of wasting the gas to drive home and back again to pick him up, I used the time to go thrifting at Goodwill all ALONE! I don’t get much time to be alone, so this was fun for me. After I walked around Goodwill like a million times to make sure I wasn’t missing anything wonderful, I checked out and then went to get myself a bite to eat. Most people think eating alone is lonely, but for a mom of 5 kids it is actually wonderful! You can actually sit and enjoy your meal without having to get up even one time!
I thought you might like to see what I got. These items will all be transformed into something spectacular and then posted on this blog for you all to see!
First thing I found was this little thingamabobber. I guess maybe it was for a candle or something? Who knows. I know just what I’m going to use it for!! It was marked at $.50 but was half price so it was a quarter!
Then I found this lamp. It works. I really wanted to get a lamp but was being a bit gun shy when I thought the price was $15. Then I found out it was half price so at $7.50 I decided to go for it! The harp was bent a bit but I straightened it out with ease. It will be getting a makeover and going in my living room. I need to find a shade for it still. I am debating on what color to paint it…safe white or fun blue??? hmmmmm
Up next are two of these super tall candlesticks! I first picked them up thinking they were going to be a steep $12.99 each. While I shopped I kept debating on whether I should buy them or not. Then I found out it was half price on white stickers so they would only by $6.50 each. That sealed the deal. But, much to my delight I found out the price was for BOTH of them, so they were only $6.50 for both! Aren’t they ugly now? But they are going to be fabulous! These will probably end up for sale once I am finished with them!
The last fun thing I picked up are these big wooden blocks. I know you can make your own from a 4x4 but that sounds like a lot more work than buying them from Goodwill! They will be getting a makeover asap! They were $1.99!
There were some furniture pieces I wanted to get but I have vowed not to buy anything till I get my big buffet done and out of the garage. LUCKILY, my husband gave me a coupon to get a really good paint sprayer for mother’s day! I am SUPER excited!!! So hopefully I will be able to bring home more furniture finds soon!
Do you thrift? What have you found lately?