Friday, July 9, 2010

A Few Thrifty Finds

It's rare that I visit our thrift store because of the prices and usually it's just a lot of junk, but I will occasionally find something worth getting.  Today was one of those days.  I've really been in the mood lately to find some good deals and I'm finally getting some energy to get going on some home projects I've had on the back burner, so I've been stopping whenever I'm out and about but nothing has turned up until this morning.  I was thrilled with my finds and the prices weren't that bad either, especially for our DI.    

This great little bookcase was $10.  I know for some places that is a rip off, but like I said it was a great deal for our DI.  I love the shape and I have the perfect spot for it.  Now what color should I paint it?
The back is pressboard of course, but I still love the bead board grooves.
Yes, I bought a gun cabinet.  I do live in UT after all.  Do I plan on using it as a gun cabinet?  Oh heck no!  I have big plans for this baby.  You'll just have to wait and see what I have in store...
A lovely stained and disgusting red carpet.
My plastic salad tongs got left at a get together several years ago and I still haven't replace them, until now that is.  These gorgeous silver ones were a whole $1.
Look at the gorgeous detail.  I need to get out the silver polish now.
I've been wanting a blue mason jar forever, but can only find them at antique stores for $10 each.  This was .50 cents.
I thought these justice scales were kinda cool for my husbands bookshelf.  They go quite nice with his gavel.  Now I just need to figure out something for that hole.

My other great find this week was from Target.  Oh how I love you Target.

Isn't she pretty?  I've been looking for an end table for the front room since we moved in and just hadn't found anything until I was standing in line at Target and a woman in front of me had one of these and I saw it ring up at 19.98.  I of course quickly got out of line and just about ran to grab one.  I had seen these on clearance, but the sticker said 55.98 (which I was not going to pay).  I was so excited since it was originally $80.  It was also the last one, so you can imagine the happy dance I was doing when I got home and it went perfectly in its new home.  Now I just need to accessorize it.  That chest just isn't doing it.  A little too dark if you ask me.


  1. Great finds!

    Sorry to hear that your prices are high in UT.
    The DI I went to was always so good but I notice they can vary by store.
    Same here too. I go to two different Savation Army stores and one has way better prices than the other. Same with the Goodwill. Luckily the ones with better prices are closer to me!

    I have the best luck at the local, small private shops, like the Mennonite shops where Ball jars are a buck a piece, seriously - with the zinc lids too!

    Yours is lovely though and appears to be older than the others - good find and a nice shape! Don't you just love their color?

  2. Good finds and good price on the ball jar. Those are hit or miss. Some people want a fortune for those silly things.


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