We went ThriftingIn 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 TreasuresAfter 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 BudgetI 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 ImaginationThese 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
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 Now, Be Different, Act Normal, Positively Splendid