Monday, April 12, 2010

Thrifty Deals

I got some new thrifty deals:

This basket was $2.99 at Goodwill. It is super sturdy and will be perfect to carry things out to the new patio (when it is done).

This frame I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $2.90. It was regularly $29.90. It opens , but the glass is missing. It is a bulletin board of sorts, for photos. You use pearl headed pins to post the photos. I am going to paint it black and use it in my newly redone bedroom (it is half done - reveal to come in the next few weeks).

I had never heard of Hobby Lobby until entering Blog-land. All the blog-ladies kept showing all the cool, cheap things they got there, so I looked them up on the Web. There is not one in the Twin Cities, why, I have no idea. But, there is one in rural MN, so my girlfriend and I went on a road trip. I bought some very cool things there, some on clearance, some not. Some for my new bedroom, some not. You will see them in posts to come.

This last item I got at Goodwill for $3. I haven't decided what color to paint it, black or white. I haven't decided where to hang it, kitchen or bedroom. I think I'll wait until my bedroom is complete before deciding.

I'm linking to Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chairs Recovered

When I got married, my parents gave me 4 large arm chairs to use in my dining room. They were covered in army green vinyl with brass tacks all around the edges. They were not pretty. But along with the chairs, my mom gave me some very nice cream colored fabric and I had them redone. They looked great for the first 20 years of our marriage. Lately they've been looking shabby. I found some really beautiful fabric at a thrift store for $3.99. It was enough to redo 2 chairs. The task was daughting to me, so I sent them out to be redone. They look beautiful and we will now be using them in our living room as side chairs. Take a look for yourself!



Here's some close ups of the fabric: