Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday's Thrifty Treasures...

I didn't get to go yard sale-ing this past weekend since we had a day trip planned with my parents, but I did get to go a couple Goodwill stores today after my doctor's appointment. I did find a few treasures while there.

One of the first things I zeroed in on at the first GW store was something I've been looking for ever since the first time I saw Kimba's furniture rehab-a lonely pair of dining room chairs that had seen better days. I didn't want both; just one would do, and at the bargain basement price of $5, who could resist? Me, that's who. Believe it or not, the woman who had been looking for months for a chair to rehab passed on it. I couldn't decide if the sort-of-fakeish-wood would be easy to work with, and I wasn't sure the seat was easily removable for padding that I would add. I guess I made the right decision by not getting it. Before I had even left the store someone bought them. I guess they needed a couple of chairs worse than I needed one to spray paint!

I was not to be out done, however! I did find a few things to share with you.

I found this jar with a lid for 75 cents. I'm not sure what it was used for (hubby thinks it was a jar that held shaving cream in it), but it will look nice in my kitchen.

I also found a couple silver trays. The oval shaped one (50 cents) is going to get the chalkboard paint treatment, and I have just the place for it to hang in my master bathroom.

The other one ($1) is actually the bottom half of a butter dish, I'm thinking. It is heavier and looks more like real silver than the oval one. Silver plate, probably. I'm thinking about putting some white pebbles in it and using it for a soap dish, also for the master bath.

I also got the little G-Man a shirt and a pair of warm-up pants for $1.50 each. Neither of them look as though they were hardly worn.

What did you get this weekend? Hop over to Rhoda's and join her thrifting party!


9 comments:

bj said...

Great buys...I really like the white jar.
xo bj

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

That white jar could be used a lot of places. Personally - I would fill it with M & M's and then maybe no one else would eat them! Thanks for sharing.

Charla

the undomesticated wife said...

I really like the white jar, too. It's got such a cute shape!

Sue said...

I really like the white jar! Cute finds from the GW.
:-) Sue

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love your finds, that jar is so cute! Your trays are awesome too!

Helen Joy said...

I'm in love with that white jar! What a great idea for a soap dish!

Paula said...

My mom has a jar just like yours. it came with her set of dishes and it is a sugar dish. I'm not sure if it's the same, but it looks like it. Hope that helps!

~~Carol~~ said...

That jar is pretty, and I wish I could find some of those trays so that I could make a chalkboard too!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That little cream jar is soooo pretty! Loving that chalkboard idea, too!