Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I need to play the lotto

Yesterday was a good day. I mean, a really good day!  I worked in the morning, then went to go weigh in for the Biggest Loser Challenge at work.  I was worried... it wasn't a good week, lol.  I had ice cream. Twice.  So I wasn't hopeful. I had missed weighing in last week and thought, well, if I maintained, I'm happy. I lost three pounds!  Woot! 

From there I went to a few thrift stores looking for some things for our new duplex.  Haley and Davis are both sleeping in lofts right now and both have wanted to switch to normal beds for a while now... it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make the switch.  (If you're local and you're interested in buying a blue Ikea loft, let me know, lol!)  Anyway, I've been looking on Craigslist, and did mind one twin headboard/frame but needed to find another.  Enter the reason I need to play the lotto (the title).  I had a GREAT thrift find day.  I bought...

A lamp for $3.  This was my first purchase. I was so excited I thought to myself that I should probably not even go anywhere else. I mean, who finds multiple good finds in one day, right?


You might be wondering why this lamp is so great... but that color?  It's my favorite. color. ever.  Love it.

Then I found a headboard for $6.  (Sorry, no pic).  I will probably paint it.  But it was $6. 

A frame for $3. No, a BED frame for $3.  Seriously????  Even if the headboard doesn't turn out... I have the frame!  Woot!

I felt like dancing around the store. Then I found this chair...

I know... it has seen better days...

But it was... wait for it... $10.  I will paint it, (then rough up a few of the edges, lol) replace the padding and fabric, and this will be Cee-ute!

And then, you'd think I was done right? I mean, I've spent $25 and gotten a lamp, a bed, and a chair.  I should be done. But then I saw this...


Now some of you are wondering why I would spend even $5 on this little trunk.  But I. Love. It. It makes me smile.  It is just vintage enough... just worn enough... without just being an old piece of crap, lol.  I love me some vintage.  And this is just so darn pefect!  (My sister is shaking her head right now, guaranteed, lol).  But I love to surround myself with things that make me smile... and this does it. 

So there it is, my $30 Thrift Day that practically furnished a room in my house. ;)

4 comments:

Island Girl said...

You did have a good day! Awesome finds. I never find anything like that! WOOHOO for you!

pamelama said...

You are totally making me green with envy and now I want to go shopping!! I love the trunk. How cute!

Joie and Kurt Hauschild said...

LOVE it! You are the best shopper EVER!

J. Charles Plummer said...

That lamp is exactly my girlfriend's favorite color. You should see the pictures on out walls. She doesn't care about the content of the pictures, as long as they are (and I mean the frames too) THAT color.