I went THRIFTING today. I love thrifting. Especially after months and months of staring at Inspirational clip outs I’ve hung on the wall to motivate my inner decorator.
I got some amazing deals.
This mirror was marked $5 but I wasn’t willing to pay that, even though I REALLY wanted to get this mirror (5 year old calls is a Meer-Air) for my daughters bedroom, as we’re redoing the decor and taking it from nursery to big girl this weekend.
So I offered $3, they said $4 and I said, I’ve got three. Then I paid and walked out a happy girl.
When I got home, I did this to it.
Then we went to another thrift store and there happened to be a bookshelf in the corner that caught my eye. It was for sale however I couldn’t buy it because they were using it for display. You can imagine my confusion. And then I said that outloud. No, really, I want to buy this bookshelf today. I’m willing to give you cash for it. How much is it?
Then she said, $20 … probably $14.99. And I pressed harder. NO, Really, I want this book shelf.
This is why:
She finally said I could buy it (for $20) and let me take it home, when I got it there I did this:
Better photos coming in the daylight. I was too excited about these not to show you tonight.
Some other great finds I had I took home were this awesome little cast iron skillet. I love cast iron, so much. But I only have one skillet that I use Every. Single. Morning and some times 2 or 3 times a day. This one is smaller but I think I’m going to like that for when the kids just want some sausage for a snack or I need a quick pick me up fried egg at 3 pm. (Only paid a quarter, even better!)
These “bar glasses” were a set of 10 for $6, I only needed six so I split the set with my mom.
And this SAHWEET stock pot (think LOBSTERS!) was marked five bucks, I paid two.
This light fixture is going in my daughters bedroom after I paint it and find matching globes for the lightbulbs. (Etsy here I come!) Now, I could paint this the same color as the mirror, or go with a an ivory … or even dark purple. I don’t want to go crazy with the color in her bedroom, as we’re trying to stay away from the childish theme … but shout out some good accents. Maybe this is where I incorporate yellow?
At the same store that I bought the light fixture we found some fun stuff but didn’t purchase, here’s a looksee.
These light bulbs were $2 a piece and I almost bought three of them to make a light fixture over our dining room table (when the kitchen remodel is done … and it hasn’t started yet, and won’t this year … so I was thinking way ahead) but then I talked to one of the men working there and apparently they burn more than 300 watts a piece … so, bad for the environment in a little dining room. I put them down, but they’re SO cool.
This filing cabinet is only $50 – I can see this in a crafting room. A room that I do not have. But if you do, you should totally make use of this!
Molly, my sister, found a potential new front door. I love it! I’m a sucker for mission type furniture – and those windows? In love.
Now, to round out the fabulous day here’s my inspiration for my daughters bedroom … and photos of the transformation are coming soon … but here’s a sneak peak:
What have been some of your favorite thrift store finds? What about the best steal of a deal?