Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Secondhand Steals and Deals: Great Goodwill trip!

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I have been trying to make a trip to Goodwill once a week since the first of the year.  I am still learning to see things and imagine them transformed with spray paint, etc. so the first few trips were not very profitable as I wasn’t sure what I was looking for.  I have found quite a few glass cylinders to add to my collections so I can make Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick’s dining room centerpiece. 

But I am slowly learning to imagine a finished product and found some great things this week!  (Our Goodwill store seems to have much higher prices than I see on other decor blogs – I NEVER see things for $0.25 at our Goodwill!  So my prices might be higher than what you would be able to find in our area.) 


I found:

a rectangle mirror – $3.93

(thinking of making a miniature version of the mirror centerpiece to go on my coffee table)

a picture frame - $1.91

a glass vase/cylinder for $3.73

(It is Princess House, a brand of crystal I collect.  New it was probably sold in a pair for $39.99 - $49.99)

and a crystal lamp - $9.81 

(The sad thing is that I saw another lamp this exact same design there in January but couldn’t visualize what I would do with it!  So now I have to watch for a second one so that I can do this project from Centsational Girl.)

So how about you?   Have you found any great secondhand finds?  It is almost yardsale time so in a few weeks we should be able to start getting some great yardsale deals!

1 comment:

  1. I find some treasure every time I go...this past weekend I painted and shabbied up a pair of adorable shelves I found for 5 bucks!


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