Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tons of thrifty finds this week, Seriously....


Ohhhh did I ever have a good week! I had so much fun! I have freecycle scores to share, garage sale finds, and of couse Goodwill finds! My favorite by far was Goodwill this week, the one I have been going to is AWESOME, and they are cheaper priced than most others I have been too. I have 2 scores from Goodwill that aren't pictured as Hubby has to pick them up tomorrow. One is a white end table for $4, sooo pretty with nice spindle legs and a drawer, does not need painted just cleaned but I do believe it will be painted black. Also I found my favorite thing ever, It's a big shelf/cubby thing, for $5. I can't explain it, but will share them tomorrow. Can't wait!!! Ok here we go, there is alot!!!






Magazine rack for 1.00. I think she will be pretty painted black or maybe white. I may not use her for magazines but something else, we shall see....


A mug holder thingy, I already have a really nice one but have other plans for this and it was only .50 cents.


Another favorite find, a toybox bench for $4, this will look awesome after some paint!



Ok another fave find ( I have lots of faves this week ), this is such a nice frame, very heavy and only 1.00!!! I am seeing a big chalkboard with this one.



Another big frame, my fave too, lol. This again is nice and heavy wood and chunky, love it!!! She will be prettied up of course!




This odd little stand/cabinet was $4.00, it was different and cute and hubby liked it so we got it. I am seeing black paint, lol.


A basket for .50....




And another .50 basket, these baskets hang on the wall and matched almost perfectly and one was from goodwill and one from a garage sale. I am going to paint them white and have plans for them! The letters were .50 each at goodwill and will be papered or painted and the quilting hoops were .99 each but were different shapes so I got them.


This shelf was 1.00, blah but the part with all the cubbies pops right out and I will keep it out and I have plans to hang something in it.

These are some vinyls, I got 4 for 1.00 each, these will make great signs.



This sweet little rocker needs some fixin up but was only 2.99, I want to paint it however am torn as I love the little vintage looking painting on it.

Ohhhh and this clock was $5, WAIT til you see it now!! It's drying but ohhhhh soooo cool now!!!



Chunky candle holder $1.49 at Goodwill...Love it...


Ok, so sorry for the ugly nastiness but I didn't realize it would be so noticeable in the picture. This was a craigslist find for 10.00. Wait til you see it nowwwww!



I got 3 of these little wooden prints for 2.00, and I have one redone and drying and wait til you see it!!! I love love love it!



This, not a good picture but I didn't care to share my messy pile of loot with you in the background. This was a craigslist find from the same person I got the coffee table from. It was $10. My mom painted one white and distressed it and painted a pretty little design on the back and gave it to my gramma and the kiddos use it when we are there, but when it's not being used it's just super cute sitting there so when I seen this I knew I wanted it to do just the same. She will be white too with some kind of letter stencil or something pretty...


I got these pears unopened in the box for .25, don't they look cute in my little jar?



This was a big lots find, the paper in the background was 2.00 for 25 sheets and it's amy butler, Love her stuff!


This was a freecycle find, and obviously FREE, from the same lady I also got a bunch of vintage bottles and jars, haven't taken there pic yet as they def need some cleaning. The pretty little hand mirror is broken but I will figure something out and I think it will all be painted. Maybe not. I saw this exact little tray at the Goodwill for 2.49 and wish I would of gotten it too.


These mats were from the lady with the coffee table, they are huge mats used for laying out I guess, well I have plans for them. Hopefully it works out....I got a box of them for 1.00.



Lighthouse, eh. Not a lighthouse person, they are neat just don't go with my stuff but with spray paint maybe I can find a place for them. the one is missing the top but it's in the box.


This wall planter was also from freecycle. Eh, but with some paint maybe. ( sorry it's sideways )





I also found the cloche with cheesboard I have been wanting sooooooo badly for 2.99 at Goodwill, I forgot a before picture :( but I already painted the cheeseboard and it's drying, so I will share it tomorrow as well. Also I found a great cake stand for 1.00 at goodwill, it was gold again forgot a before picture. She is heirloom white now and drying. Yesss heirloom white, you all have talked about it sooo much and I finally found some at Menards and LOVE it and couldn't believe that it was cheaper than walmarts cheap spray paint and I think it covers way better!!! I have soooo many redos to share tomorrow and can't wait!!! I also scored several old tin canisters off of freecycle and a few other odds and ins but didn't take pictures yet. Will share those later as well. Oh and another garage sale find was an old filing cabinet that is on wheels with a shelf on the bottom and it opens from the top, for 1.00, I will paint it and use it in my craft room. I know I am forgetting some finds, is it sad when you buy so much crap you can't remember what you got? Yes. But it was fun! I can't wait to see all of your finds from the week!


And this crazy cat, Kiki Boo is free to anyone who will take her. hahaha just kidding, really. My son would not like me. She is a good kitty, a little ( alot ) wacky but good. She is a major princess, seriously. She prances around and meows and she thinks her food bowl should be stocked at all times, she is a little cow. She eats sooooooo much. She will come up to me and nudge at me if she is out of food and when I am at the computer she jumps right up there. She also loves tiny spaces, she will find the teeny tiniest box or basket to snuggle up in.


Are you still with me? Did you make it this far? Don't forget to come back tomorrow and see my redos plus tomorrow I am doing a giveawayyyy, yipppeeee!!! Now head on over to Rhodas new blog and check out everyone elses awesome finds for the week!

Go enter my giveaway!! It's easy peasy to enter!!

25 comments:

Embellished Bayou said...

Wow! You got some greatbargain! I cannot WAIT to see what you do with everything!

Lisa said...

Nicole,,

You got so many great bargins! I cannot wait to see them after their transformation!! I am going to have to check out Freecycle...

Sue said...

HI Nicole- Did you have a big shopping cart with you to hold all this stuff?! tons of goodies and a little work in the future for you! The GW's around here do NOT have bargains. And freecycle, not too much around here, either... I love big chunky frames, too. Okay, I will come back to see all your re-done items tomorrow...
:- ) Sue

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Girl!! You found so much stuff!! Wow! Love the vanity tray with mirror and brush, so sweet. Aw, and your kitty is a cutie. I have a black cat too and she is just a little darling, love her to death. :)

Cindy said...

You really DID score! How exciting and I can't wait to see the updates :D

Shauna said...

Wow, I'm hitting the sales with you next time.;)
I can't wait to see how you transform all these goodies.

Deana said...

Wow! You really did find a ton of great stuff. That magazine rack will look so great when you get it painted and that little rocker is so sweet.

thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment on my page. happy thrifting!!

Darlene said...

Hi Nicole,

You found a BUNCH of FABULOUS items!!! GREAT job! Oh, and I LOVE your black kitty....we have a black cat that will be 1 in August and she is a delight!

Beth said...

Oh my goodness girlfriend! You went crazy :). I like the mug holder. It reminds me of a weathervane. Can't wait to see what you do with all your treasures!

~Kimberly said...

Wowie! Can't wait to see all the transformations! You had a very successful weekend! Again, jealous! My mom flew in to help with the new baby coming this week, so we weren't able to shop around, but mom mom is totally into yard sales, so we WILL hit some before she leaves next month!!!! I'm sitting on the edge of my chair for your results!!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Nicole,

thanks for visiting my blog, and the nice comment! Wow, you did score a lot of great stuff. Would like to see some of the transformations. :)

Debbie

Bonnie said...

Holy Cow Girl! You have been busy! Love the clock and candle holder. I'm looking forward to seeing all your transformations.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow! I can't believe all the awesome stuff you found. :) Can't believe you got that toy bench for $4!!! Steal. :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

Rhonda in OK said...

wow Nicole! You really gots lots of great stuff, and I am looking forward to seeing your transformations on them.
Would you believe your "NEW" letters are my dd's initials?

we live in Stillwater - it's nice but we used to live in So. Cal. and I would really like to be there.
I guess most of us would rather be somewhere else :)

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow, Nicole! I can't believe all the great stuff you found! I can't wait to see them when you put your finishing touch on them.

Jane

Lemondrop Marie said...

I love that mirror and brush- such lucky vintage finds. And the cat looks quite huggable there- I'd take you up if the house wasn't already FULL of critters.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did do good - lots of good deals. Spray paint covers a lot of flaws.:)
Glenda

Kelli said...

I love it all. I can't believe you had such a great weekend!!

heddomarie said...

Wow you did awesome! I never find that much good stuff. I could really use that toy box bench and that little rocker. Too fun!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a great variety of finds. Can't wait to see what you do with all of them. Jackie

Alicia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for taking part in Rhoda's party. You certainly have a lot of projects to do. I can't wait to see the "afters"!

Marie said...

Hello Nicole! Holy cow - you totally brought home the mother load. It would be so much fun to shop with you! I love all your finds. And I can't wait to see what you do with it all! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Kammy said...

Hey Nicole !
I have never seen so many great finds - did you buy this in all one day ? You are the Queen of Power SHopping !!!!!
I can hardly wait to see all your stuff re-done !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

ENVY: My feelings as of now.

I believe a congrats is in order?

~~Carol~~ said...

Geez girl, I'm exhausted after all that! But I'm envious of all the projects you have in your future! You are going to have so much fun! Give Kiki Boo a scratch behind the ears for me...she's a purrrty kitty!