Monday, June 8, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures


It's time for Today's Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality.

My goal for the weekend was to find a desk for our office to replace our "college days" sauder desk. Don't get me wrong, our desk is ok, but I'd like something without a hutch so that I can follow through with this idea:


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I picked these up at Goodwill for .50 each. They can't wait for their much-needed makeover.


I had no luck with the desk, so I moved on to this little stool that needs some loving tender care. It is just the right size for a piano bench . . . that may be what it actually is. It was 3.00.

I also snatched up these cute little apples and pears, 1.00 for the whole bunch.




This little potterybarn frame was 1.00 also. . .in perfect condition. (16.00 at Pottery Barn)

I always show the Golfer my deals. This time he said, "Wow, great deals, but you're getting too many projects." Ummmm, no, a girl can never have too many projects.

7 comments:

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

You got some great finds there! I love the clipboard idea. Great inspiration!
I hear the "You have a lot of projects going" a lot. Men, huh?! ; )
*tricia

Traci said...

Great finds! That stool looks a lot like the one I re-did from GW. I used burlap and it turned out exactly what I had envisioned. My husband says I have too many projects going on and he is 100% right, but I can't help myself...it's in the blood!
Your desk will be adorable. I can't wait to see it when you are finished.
Blessings,
Traci

Tommie said...

ok, so I went by our Goodwill this weekend. I was actually looking for some odd and end tea cups and saucers for Macy's B-day party. I found exactly what I was looking for there but I didn't find any other cool stuff. I don't think we have as much cool stuff as yours does. I'll keep checking.

Me & My House said...

Okay,so I love the name of your blog-alone and your up-cycling is fabulous! Can't wait to see more! Good finds! When you get time, visit my space...I am in need of some out of the box thinking! LOL! Have a great Monday!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Great finds and that is one great idea for the clipboards. I am also struggling trying to find a desk that suits our familyroom to replace a friends IKEA blue laminate one. Happy desk hunting.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great finds. Cute clipboard idea.
Glenda

Kate said...

I really love that desk idea! Great finds this weekend!