Friday, September 02, 2011

Thrifting and Such

I had the afternoon to myself so I took advantage of the free time and ended up with a handful of amazing deals. Honestly, best afternoon bargain-hunting ever. I stopped into Marshall's and walked out with a Serena and Lily sling for pennies, which was fantastic, but the real prize came from the Salvation Army. The point of the trip there was to find a large picture frame to go around a dry erase board for this project found on Pinterest. I've been hunting for a couple weeks, and found plenty of nice dark wood frames at the craft store for $50 - ridiculous. I found a white one for 2.99 at the SA. Here's my budget-friendly makeover:

 I also managed to snag a popover pan to make Luke those Four Seasons popovers for 1.99.

And then...oh my...the jewel of the whole trip there:
This dresser and chest of drawers was marked as a set, for about the same price that I typically see one going for on craigslist. A bargain already, made even more so when the older gentleman working there came up and offered 45% off the original price, making this a 2-for-1 deal essentially. Luke had met me up there to discuss this, and when that offer came up, we could hardly say no (though Luke really made me work for it). I've been looking for at least one dresser like this for the past 3 years, and now I have two! I nearly did a crazy dance of excitement - you should have seen the cheesy face I was giving Luke and trying to hide from the salesman at the same time. I love the vintage style, I love the handles. We pick them up tomorrow evening which means I have to do some creative rearranging in the apartment so they fit.

All of this hunting makes me so eager for Round Top at the end of the month!


EMU said...

Yay! So glad you found some good deals. I've been thinking about doing the Pinterest dry erase board too, just not sure how/where to do it in our little apt. We'll see if it happens for us! :)

Meghann said...

We've probably got the same amount of space as you do. Right now the board is just tucked next to the baby swing. Not even sure I'll hang it up until this project is over, simply because it will be easier to lay the baby down on the board for the photos. Then maybe stand on a chair to get a good aerial shot? Would that work for you too?

EMU said...

I hadn't thought about doing an aerial shot. I'm wishing we had a glass front door that I could write on with window markers. Maybe one day! :)