I Love Thrifting 2012

We went Thrifting
In honor of Mr. Goodwill Hunting's "National Thrifting Day", I decided to take my family on a little adventure to our local Goodwill. I have to say, it was kind of fun to have "an official excuse" to go thrifting!

Lots of Great Treasures
After a quick breakfast at Chick-fil-A, we were ready to find some deals. My Afton was quite excited, she had brought $3 from her piggy bank to spend at the store. And as you know, $3 will go pretty far at Goodwill! I told her she could buy anything she wanted with her money.

Set a Budget
I gave myself a budget of $12-- because that was how much cash I had in my wallet. (Giving yourself a budget when thrifting can be fun, it creates a challenge and really forces you to consider how/if you need something.) For this trip, I wasn't looking for anything in particular. I was just looking to see what I could find.
Use Your Imagination
 These cute wooden chairs could be painted and...

turned into something like this:

This $30 arm chair could be reupholstered and...

look something like this:

Or these brass lamps could be painted and...

turn out like this:

Other fun finds
1.) Galvanized Tubs 2.) Bright Artwork 3.) Silver Serving Trays
4.) Yellow Casserole Dish 5.) Nautical Plates 6.) Reebok Hightop (I had yellow ones like these!)
7.) Sketchers Skates 8.) Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine 9.) Colored Bamboo Placemats

What Did I Actually Buy?

For $12. 61 I got:
1. )Turquoise Blue "Ball" Jar
2.) Four white plates
3.) Four white coffee mugs
4.) Two embroidery hoops

What Am I Going to do with my New Finds?

Thrifting Success! 
Our morning out was a success. I stayed on budget and bought things I will really use. Afterall, it's not a 'good deal' if you buy a bunch of stuff that you don't actually want! And my sweet Afton ended up buying that old phone. She couldn't believe it was only $3 :)

Did you get any thrifting done over the weekend? Where is your favorite place to shop for deals?

-For more "Thrifting Tips" and to see "14 Thrifted Projects" in my home- click here. 
-Come back later tonight for "Cowgirl Up Linky Party"- this week I am featuring 10 of your awesome projects!

-Sharing my thrifting tips here: Home Stories A to Z , Tatertots and Jello, The 36th Avenue, Serenity NowBe Different, Act Normal,  Positively Splendid
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