I popped into the Goodwill more or less near work last week and picked up this small birdcage and stand for $4.99. The "dead bird" will go into the craft stash (might find something to do with the feathers at some point), the cage and stand will spend a few quality minutes with my can of Heirloom White spray paint and then i'll take a sanding sponge to it.
Earlier this week I bopped on over to the Target near work (much closer than the Goodwill) to look for a swimsuit (not impressed, didn't buy one there), but since I was there I had to make the rounds. Woo hoo because this particular Target is redoing their store inside - moving the departments around, switching to the lower height shelves, etc and thus have a ton of crap awesome stuff on clearance. I exercised self control...but left with a dozen assorted drawer pulls. They had three baskets full of knobs and pulls for $.32-$1.98. I only picked up two that were more than $1. These are an awesome addition to my stash. I might see if they still have some next week and add a few more...I pulled one of each type out of the baggies for the second photo. The "crystal" ones are a misty green and amber. The one on the far left makes for a good tray handle hint hint.
Monday I was off work for Memorial Day, so after going to breakfast, I conned Mr. Paisley into swimsuit shopping (but after one store I was over it - lucky him) and instead got him to stop by the Community Thrift Store. I don't get to go there too often because they open after I leave for work and they close before I get home and generally i'm too busy on Saturdays to run down there. They have someone in the back who is smoking crack while pricing. I took photos of some awesome stuff they had and the ridiculous prices. A beautiful old iron bed - headboard / footboard - over $400! ($424 and some change to be more-or-less exact)
They had three large milk cans - which I LOVE. Two had their lids.
They were $50 each (seriously, I got my blue one at Goodwill about a year ago for $13). I do love love love that 3rd one (the one without a lid).
They had a large vintage Pyrex bowl - light blue with white Dutch looking figures and whatnot. $20.
Two small silverplate cups $24 each. Needless to say I didn't buy any of it.
What I did pick up was a pair of doors for $1.91 each (you don't need a picture of each one right? They're exactly the same I promise).
I have a plan for these. It involves power tools. You'll see it here when I get to it. They also had a small, solid wood, round, butcher block, drop leaf (how's that for adjective use?) table for $4.94 and Mr. Paisley said no because we don't have a place to put it. I'm sure there was a place for it between the two porch rockers up at the cabin...he's just crabby.
There was also this gorgeous bed...I didn't bother to dig around for the price because I didn't NEED it, so I took a picture...love the legs and spindles...LOVE. Hey wait...there's another door - how did I not see that?! Guess where i'm going tomorrow morning....
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I am a Florida native, coupon queen, gardener, DIYer, bargain shopper, Mustang fanatic with a fantastic husband and full time job that keeps me away from the house from 8:30 a.m. to almost 7 p.m. during the week and once in awhile a late night or a half day on Saturday. I don't have kids, or pets that require lavish amounts of attention, or even a big house to keep up with - just a cute little 1100 sq ft bungalow. I still face the same challenges of homemaking, putting meals on the table, and keeping money in the bank, so you're sure to find something to help make your life a little easier.