Thursday, May 26, 2011

Recent Thrifing Scores

Our house is coming together finally! The downstairs is pretty much visitor ready, just don't wander upstairs yet. 

So a couple weeks ago I dragged my husband garage sale-ing with me on a Saturday morning. He seemed reluctant at first until we happened upon score after score. We visited the ATM on 3, yes 3 separate occasions. Needless to say I was not expecting to spend much, but my husband sure made out like a bandit. He had a great time after all was said and done. Among his scores were a gently used treadmill (much cheaper than his gym membership), 2 arm chairs for our living room, a fun restaurant style high chair for our son or visitors, a camping chair for our son, and some cute clothes for him. All I got were some Dr.Seuss books and storage drawers.Boring.

Here is what the chairs look like. They are both in excellent condition and they recline!

I made up for it a few days later though. I needed to find some fabric for the purse I made at craft club. I was on my way to Joann, but decided to take a look at Hancock on my way. Soooo glad I did. They had an amazing sale on knits and I could not help myself! 
I plan on making at least one summer skirt and probably a dress of some sort.

On another day when I had the car I stopped by Goodwill and made a few more awesome finds!

A lamp for $1.50.
 This tunic dress/shirt thing. I'm planning on shortening it and using the extra for embellishments $3.
 And this skirt, which had my mind all confuzzled for a second.
 It is labeled size 4 but was more like a 24. I guess the elastic had gotten stretched or something. Either way it was cheaper because of that and it gives me more fabric to work with.

I'll keep you posted on the transformations and once I wash my heaping pile of dishes I will gladly take pictures of how our downstairs has turned out.


  1. About the skirt size, at some specialty plus-size stores, 4 is actually 4X. Which is 24/26. I think.

  2. This one is a Target brand so I hadn't even thought of that. I bet that's what it was. Either way it was a great price and I love the print.

  3. My husband has to stop from me going to the thrift store every day! jk. I tell him he can't complain. Other guys' wives spend hundreds at Nordstrom's!


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