Monday, January 24, 2011

Thrifty Finds

I love the thrift store, you can find some amazing things there. And whenever I go I usually end up spending more than I planned on, so I try not to go too often. My mother in law finds the most amazing things at the thrift store, I cam constantly amazed at what she picks up. But I went out this weekend and I found some great things - I felt like I was so lucky! I found 2 extremely nice Sunday suits for my boys at next to nothing. And here are some fun decor items that I found:
 I found this great wreath for $2. I love these simple ones with just branches. It does have a little bare spot at the top, but I was thinking that I could cut one or two from other spots and fill it in. And it goes perfectly right above the DR MAG coat rack, which I have to say my kids love. They have hung up their coats every single day since I hung it up. This thing is worth its weight in gold!
 I saw this pail for $6 and was not sure if I wanted it because I did not know what I would do with it. But I grabbed it and walked around the store with it for a little while. I then just decided to get it because it could put up with a beating and I was sure I could find a use for it somewhere in my house. And I did, I have it next to the couch and filled it up with my quilts.
This rug here was probably my favorite find at the thrift store. I have been wanting another rug but I had yet to find one that I loved enough to shell out too much money for. But this shag beauty was only $10. I was worried that I would unroll it and find something terribly wrong with it, but no - it is pristine! There is not even a water mark stain on the bottom! I am going to lay it down once I get it cleaned up.
This is my next huge project here. I found this headboard and matching foot board for a twin bed for $5. They are solid wood, no fake stuff here. Thing #2 is needing a bed, and I am planning on painting this up and getting it done for her birthday in a couple of months. I have plans of making it look somewhat antique, we will see what I can actually do.

It just makes me happy to find something good for a really good deal! Stay tuned for how the bed turns out!
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  1. GOOD deals? The headboard is an IncrEDIBLE deal!!! Good for you!

  2. LOVE your finds. Especially the rug & bin. I have a bin similar to that & it holds our throw blankets :) Rather new to your blog, I saw the DR MAG coat rack & it's totally cute. But does that stand for something or is it how your family's initials work out?

  3. Hi again--couldn't find an email for you so I'm posting it here instead.
    I just wanted to let you know I've awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award." I gave it to blogs whose posts I look forward to reading, and that give me the warm fuzzies. You can stop by my blog and pick it up (, view it, leave it, throw it against the wall, whatever. It's yours to do with as you please or to leave alone. Just wanted to let you know I appreciate what you do :)


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