Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This Old Chair

I'm joining in on Thrift Store Thursday over at Homebody Holly's blog. Here's my latest Goodwill find. This old chair. You may recognize him from the glamour photo above. He called out my name and I layed down the $12.00 at 50% off Saturday as ladies in line around me oooohed and aaaahed. Yeah, that's right. . . he's all mine. Of course, he was covered in cat hair and dead weeds, but the potential was too much to pass up. The golfer vacuumed him off with the shopvac and hauled him indoors for me. He'll be recovered shortly, though he's not bad as is. After all, he inspired the title and photo for this very blog. I scooted him through the store and loaded him up with various other 50% off items. (I'm not sure how this chair was dubbed as "he")

This cool textured ball was 99 cents. This little chicken wire basket was 50 cents.

The flowers were $1.00 for the whole bunch of 5 stems. The stems still had the tags on them for 3.99 EACH!

and these two birdcages totaled $3.50. I had just come from an antique mall where the birdcages were going for $37.00 each!

Last, but not least, was this little bench that I paid a little more for, but I justified it because it fits perfectly in our front hallway to hide our shoe basket. I have to give a shout out to Sally for leading me to it in the antique mall. I haven't decided if I'll paint it or not.


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TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi there.
I just stopped over from Homebdy. First of all, I love your heaader, which of course means that I also love your chair. How cool is that feeling when you scored the best deal and everyone around you is oohing and aahing at your good eye?! Awesome!
I think you got yourself a new follower. I'll be back.
Have a great day!

Tommie said...

I wonder if our Goodwill store has junk this good? I haven't been in a while. Awesome finds Kayleen!!!

Holly said...

Hi Kayleen! You seriously scored...the chair is gorgeous. And the birdcages, and the bench...good job!
I'm so glad you joined TST, thanks!

Connie said...

Cool blog! Can't wait to see what you decide with the chair!

Jensen's est. 2005 said...

what great finds! that chair has such great lines no wonder everyone was ooing and aahing over it. i can't wait to see it after it gets recovered.

you have such a cute little blog here, i'll be sure to check back.

p.s. i am from mesa, az but have made my way to utah. my roots are in arizona, go az!

Traci said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all your amazing finds! I would have snatched up that chair too! Of course, I might have thrown some burlap on it (I'm in a burlap-kind-of-mood lately!)
I love the bird cages and bench too. Great deals!
I saw your photo blog. You are amazing, and I so wish you were in KY. I need a good pic of my sweet four boys!
Many blessings to ya!

Songbirdtiff said...

Great finds! That little bench is adorable. I just love thrift shopping.

I look forward to seeing what you do with the little chair. It's quite charming as it is, but I imagine it could be even better with a bit of creativity!

Thanks for coming by.

Barb said...

Great finds.
That chair has real potential.

Cannot believe the deal on that bench. Even beat the price of my very shabby white bench in the garden. =0))

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

see you again.

barbara jean

The DIY Show Off said...

Thanks for visiting me (via my ABC Chair) - it's so nice to "meet" you!

Your Goodwill finds are awesome - why does mine only contain the ugliest of junk? ::sigh::

I visited your photoblog too - gorgeous photos!

Enjoy the weekend!


Jenny said...

Great finds! I've been looking for a cute little birdcage for my daughter's room.

I found a table lamp for $1, a shelf for 50 cents, a nice Lego table for $1 and about 70 cardboard building blocks for $3!

Me & My House said...

Kayleen...hmmmm, an old house? That is actually a pretty good idea and there are a ton of those around here. Just need to find an empty one that someone would be willing to let me use for less than an arm and a leg...LOL!