Thursday, September 23, 2010


This past weekend our local Goodwill stores were having 50% off everything.  I had did a quick once through at a couple Goodwill's on Friday night.  I had my eye on a couple of pieces of furniture. 

Saturday morning, I got to Goodwill 15 minutes early.  I had not realized that I was going to be in the day after Thanksgiving type of situation.  People were already lined out to the parking lot.  As soon as the doors opened, everyone started to shuffle in.  My heart started pumping just thinking that I may have to wrestle someone.  I was all business that morning.  I just had a small window of time before I had to be at my son's flag football game.    As I was whizzing by people, I was hoping this trip was going to be successful.  I spotted the first piece of furniture.  I quickly ripped off the tag.  Success!  Next, run/walk to the next piece.  Score!  I quickly ripped off that tag.  By this time, people were probably thinking what is this chick's rush?!  I quickly did a once through the aisles and came up with four 2' candlesticks for only a buck and a half!  So, I walked out spending about $100 in just under 15 minutes.  I did tell you I was all business.  Here is the pieces of furniture:

I'm planning on refinishing the top and painting the bottom.  Any suggestions on color would be great.  You can't tell very well but it has cute little grain embellishments on the top front facing side.  I thought it was a deal for $50.

Next, I got this china cabinet for $40.  It has a light inside.  I just need to get some glass shelves.  I think with a little TLC with paint, it'll turn out lovely.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to show you my transformations for a while.  I'm having an outpatient surgery tomorrow and will be out of commission for about 2-3 weeks.  In the meantime, I'll be relying on your blogs for inspiration and laughs while I get back to 100%!  I hope your first weekend of fall is great!


  1. I love your finds. At my Goodwill they would be $200 ea!!I cant wait to see what you do with them.I hope all goes well with your surgery and for a quick recovery.

  2. I look forward to seeing what you do with your Goodwill finds.

    I hope your surgery and recovery go well.

  3. Those are two awesome furniture deals!! The pieces are beautiful now and will look amazing when you are finished with them. I hope your surgery goes well and you are feeling better soon! :)

  4. awesome finds, i need to hit up my goodwill in search for some nice wood dressers to refinish. these are great - can't wait til your back in comission for the end results! speedy recovery to your surgery!

  5. I rarely see that good of stuff at our Goodwill, score is right! I am sure you will get lots of inspiration from blog land, there are some amazing transformations out there. Good luck on your surgery and recovery.

  6. really beautiful pieces of furniture, the chest is really good both for storage and as a piece of furniture to decorate your home!! i like it a lot

  7. Your Goodwill has nicer things than ours.
    Yes! I would say you really did score!
    They are very nice pieces. Good Job!


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