Did you ever do something you later regretted? Yeah, I’ve done a bunch of things I wish I hadn’t, too. But, the other day, I was feeling kind of guilty for snatching up the Stiffel lamps for so cheap ($2 each) from an organization that uses the money they make on sales to help people. So, I sort of mentioned that I couldn’t believe that they were selling Stiffels for $2, but cheap Walmart (sorry, Walmart, but these particular lamps were kind of cheesy) lamps for $39. What kind of sense did that make?
Duh! What was I thinking? Well, when I went on Friday, no more Stiffels in the “last chance” bin, and it looks like they changed the prices on the lamps that were left. So, I’m pretty sure I won’t be finding any little treasures for dirt cheap anymore. That’s what my conscience does to me – makes me open up my mouth and ruin a good thing! I must learn to shut up! Oh well, I guess it’s a good cause so their pricing should be fair to them too.
On a brighter note, while I was there, I did pick up a chair for my upholstery class that starts on Tuesday. Just $19. Not bad considering that it’s in great shape. It would be a perfect candidate for a Tulip Fabric Spray update if I wasn’t going to rip it apart!
I also picked up a few silver plated platters.
I know I have enough silver platters, but I wanted to experiment on them with Weiman tarnish removing products, but I can’t find the ones I want to try locally! Ggrrrrr… how annoying. I’ll have to order them online, which is a royal pain in the tush. I hate waiting for anything, it makes me nuts! Walmart around me carries their products, but not the instant tarnish remover. I guess I’ll be putting that on the back burner for now.
The little elephant was too cute to pass up, and with animal figures being all the rage right now, I see it looking fabulous with a coat of spray paint, and then gloss, to match my decor. The little blue and white tea set, and the white bowls were added for future use. I think I paid $10 for all of it.
I did see some really nice things that I don’t have the room for or they completely don’t go with the rest of my house, so I thought I’d share them with you. If you live close by, you could run over and pick them up yourself!
First up was this cool wood carving. I am always impressed with how people can take a chunk of wood, and turn it into something fabulous and interesting.
There were two of them, at $12 a piece. Does anyone else find these things interesting?
It is in fabulous condition, and I wouldn’t change at thing about it. It’s rare to find something at FF that doesn’t need an update, but this one is perfect the way it is. It’s priced a little high, but then that seems to be the current trend at all thrift stores.
And finally, this chair was just too cute.
They wanted $199 for it. I wouldn’t pay that much for it retail! I can’t help it, I’m cheap/thrifty/budget aware. Whatever you want to call it, it pains me to spend a lot of money on something.
Also this week, we found a killer deal on a pre-loved shed on Craigslist. It got moved over here yesterday, but it sustained a little damage so I can’t move stuff into it yet. Major bummer. This pic is from yesterday before we moved it from the original owner’s house.
The shed mover is coming back tomorrow to fix her up and then I can move some of the stuff currently in our garage over. I plan on setting up half of the garage to work on furniture and projects, so to say I’m excited about this shed is an understatement! Not to mention that I will actually be able to get to the garden tools and fertilizers without killing myself in the process. I would post pictures of our fabulously overstuffed garage so you could see what a mess it is, but you would lose respect for me big time!
I even have big plans for the side of the shed too – including setting up a little planting table and adding some landscaping and window boxes. Now, to pick colors to repaint it. I would love something bright and colorful, but my husband would prefer that it blend into the background. I’m sure we’ll find a compromise though. There are so many examples of great sheds on Pinterest, now I just have to convince him that it could stand a little color at least
So that’s it for me today. What projects are you doing now?
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