Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekend Thrifting


First of all, let me say thank you to Ms. Rhoda for hosting this weekly link up. I love to share my thrifty finds, and even more I love to see what other's have scored on their thrifting adventures. With that being said...let the sharing begin!


I got a late start yesterday because I overslept (ooohhhh, it felt so good). Even though I didn't make it out till almost 10 am, I still scored some goodies. The large swirly green fabric in the background was 25 cents. I think it's almost a yard. I am so excited because it coordinates perfectly with my girls' room. I wish I had more because I want to use it for pillows, valances, bulletin boards, and more. Oh well, I can make do with what I got! The two small white shelves were $1 for both. They were black in a previous life and then painted white. Absolutely perfect conditions for when I started sanding and distressing them. I think I'll add a little stain to age them a bit more. The gold starburst mirror was $2. I LOVE it. Do you think it would be as cute painted white? That's my plan, but I'm open for suggestions. I know it's a bit small, but in a grouping I think it will shine! I have always wanted one of those big beautiful starbursts with the mirrored rays. Maybe one day I'll hit the motherload and find one while thrifting...a girl can dream, right?




This chippy bucket was only $1. I am already using it on my desk to hold a notebook, pens, and various whatnots.




See that price tag on the bottom? Marshall's $12.99 (compare at 20.00)


SCORE for 1 measly dollar!


What wonderfully fabulous treasures did you score this weekend?





33 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What a cute mirror! I really like it.

Were you able to coordinate with Emily about the giveaway?

Vivienne said...

I love the mirror and the little shelves. I think you should do a grouping with those...

Barb said...

cute shabby container.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Mary said...

That's the best thing about yard sales..you never know what you are going to score..I'm sure you will find your big sunburst mirror but in the meantime your little one is adorable! Cute bucket too...

Mandi said...

The mirror is so cute, and that fabric will be great in your girls' room. I love how you always have a plan for what you will do with things before you even buy them. You are one smart cookie!

Patricia said...

I love LIME and that fabris is awesome!
Oh and the mirror is too cool
I look forward to seeing what you plan to do with it all!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

ooooo! Cute fabric! Where will you put the little shelves? That starburst is so cute! I think white would be nice. :) Score on the bucket. I almost picked up another tin bucket thing like that on Sat., but opted for no since I wasn't sure where I'd put it and my sis-in-law didn't want it either. Oh well....You did good for going out at 10!! ;)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love that little mirror!

Sarah Robbins said...

Score! I love the little mirror, and before you even said it I was thinking it would look awesome white!

I am so jealous of your green fabric. I have been looking for something similar for my playroom!

Roeshel said...

I love your finds! So cute! Love every item - great deals!

Kara said...

You did score! I love that bucket! And I do think the sun would be just as cute white. Probably even better!

Susan S. said...

Cool finds....I LOVE the fabric AND the bucket. You could make the fabric stretch somewhat...if you made pillows using a solid white for the underside or a coordinating fabric. :)

Lee Laurie said...

You did great! I love getting a bunch of great things for a little bit of money!

Sue said...

I like the little mirror. White paint rubbed w/a little stain to age it and it would be loverly! Unless, you have another plan? You have some good finds. Sue

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great finds girl! I'm so glad you had fun on your vacay.
I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I think the mirror is cute just the way it is. whew, that was hard, I just recommended NOT painting something! :)
Kimm

~Caro~ said...

Great stuff! my daughter would LOVE a sun mirror like that! But i disagree with Kimm, above! paint it!! teehee!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You found some great stuff even going out later (it does feel good to sleep in)! Very cute star and I love that fabric! I actually just gave a plate with that same pattern and colors to Goodwill!

Manuela

Roeshel said...

Hi again, Amanda! Thanks for stopping by to see me too. In answer to your question about my mirror, there's the link to my mirror makeover with the details:

http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/search/label/Entryways

Nice to "meet" you! ::off to check out more of your pretty blog::

icandy... said...

Oooh, another woman after my own heart! I love secondhand junk! :)

Holly Blocker said...

Check out my blog....you will see alot of my yard sale finds!

Laura said...

You did great! I think it is so much fun to see rhe actual original retail price. Woo hoo!

Laura

Joan said...

Sometimes oversleeping pays off. You did great. Happy Thrifty Monday.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Oh, great stuff! I love when something is only a dollar. At Goodwill I found a glass container for a dollar, and when I went to pay I found out it was 1/2 price day for that color tag! WHOO HOO! Exciting! :-)

~Kim

Michie said...

I own that mirror - in a pewter color. It made me smile to see it among your "finds." :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Great scores, Amanda! I use to have that swirly mirror, exactly like it, from a long ago yardsale. I think painted white would be great. You scored on all of those treasures, thanks for joining my party.

Christina said...

Love you finds. The chippy bucket was a great find---and a great deal for sure. I also love the sun mirror.

Allidink said...

I scored lots of treasures but I haven't posted them yet! Yay for you! You got good treasures :)

All the best,
Allison

Simply Stacey said...

When you add the stain to the shelves will you do an instructional post? I would love to learn the technique. I have tried doing it just on what I think I should do and have failed miserably!!

The Thrifty Stylist said...

great scores!

just letting you know i am passing on a "lovely blog" award to you!

http://thriftystylist.blogspot.com/2009/06/thanks-to-emilys-box-of-fun.html

Richella said...

Girl, you did score! I am jealous. Can I go thrifting with you?

Ali said...

All right, mystery solved... I must go South to find the best thrift stuff. It can NOT even be possible to find such cute stuff at such amazing prices here in AZ! You go girl!

Ali @ My Little Kingdom
alitaylorbloginvite@yahoo.com

melissa said...

Hey girl~sounds like you had a great vacation! Love that mirror~I think it would look great mounted in a big old thick frame...you know I'll love whatevah you do :)

Pam Walter said...

Love all your purchases! You've given me the thrifting bug. I actually have one of those mirrors and was going to donate it. :o)www.satisfiedsole.com

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