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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!IMG_5228

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 IMG_5233

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!IMG_5244

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!IMG_5237

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? 


  1. I am so glad you are posting things like this. Hopefully I'll learn a few things about what to look for at Goodwill. You are good about having a vision. Can't wait to see the final products!

  2. I'm excited for you to be getting a new paint sprayer! Can't wait to see all the transformations. :)

  3. Please let me know what paint sprayer you buy. I am looking in to buying one for myself. We are getting ready to buy a new house and I have tons of projects that I want to do. Let me know. Plus, keep up the great posts! I can't wait to see what you do with all of your thrift store finds. I love thrift stores and garage sales.

  4. Awesome!!! I'm kind of addicted to thrifting. It's like a treasure hunt! I had to start limiting myself because I ALWAYS find something to bring home!!!

  5. Dang! You got some awesome finds! I'm sooo loving that black lamp! I think it'll look amazing no matter what you paint it!


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