Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Fab Goodwill Find!

My friend, Laura, at work tipped me off about a HUGE Goodwill store about 20 minutes away and it was well worth the trip!! Tons of furniture and several isles of home goods. I was in heaven.  I bought 8 or 9 brass candlesticks at 99 cents a piece and a wooden drawer for $1.99 that will be fun to paint...but my favorite purchase was this little beauty for $9.99:

I have always wanted one of these student desks for some reason. Although it is the most horrendous color of yellow with a green glaze of some sort, it has great bones. It's a very sturdy, heavy chair. I told my son I will paint it for him any color he wants...I think he will go with either purple or grey for K-State (hoping he goes for the grey). Laura suggested I paint the desk portion with chalkboard paint which I think is a brilliant idea. (Laura, you have been the idea girl this week! Thank you!)

Then yesterday, while at Joann's picking up some paint, I came across these two little knick-knack/jewelry boxes for $3.97 and $2.97. The picture does not accurately show how UGLY the tiles on the top are. They are really shiny and an awful shade of orange. However, the shimmery silver paint on the boxes is divine. I was able to pull the tiles off without damaging them and am going to decoupage them in fun paper. In their new life they will be adorable on someone's dresser.

Tomorrow's Friday! So ready for the weekend! :)

1 comment:

Gael said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the desk. What a find!

The boxes should be fun, too. With all of the wonderful papers out there, whatever will you choose?

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