The Story of a Mom, a Wife a Small-Business-Owner-Hopeful (Happy Baby Designs) and a Craft Lover, trying to be present (not just exist) in my life with my children, my husband and myself. Follow along with me as I chronicle my crafting and business endeavors, my true life and some mommy moments along the way .


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Goodwill and Good Luck

The Goodwill Gods must've been shining down on me today. First of all, I just discovered a Goodwill Superstore about 3 miles from my home (I've lived here for 3 years; how did I not know about it?). But secondly, and more importantly, today was 50% off day!

In addition to some clothes, shoes, and a couple of things for the kids, I picked up some great treasures!

I found this adorable secretary desk for only $40! I can't wait to get to work on it. I see it in a light gray with some distressing and black hardware.



I also found this great chair for only $12.50!


Look at the great detail on the back of the chair. It reminds me of Swedish design.


And you can tell it's well made. The entire thing is made without screws.


My mom is here visiting from AZ and is trying to figure out if she can get this chair home with her! I don't think she'll be able to check this in at the airport ;)

Here are a few more of my treasures. I had to really dig to find this wooden tray for only $.75. I love the checkerboard pattern.


I scored these 5 ceramic knobs with matching outlet cover for only $2.50. I already have plans for those orange knobs! I'll give you a hint...remember the orange bookshelf I just painted? Remember how I said I'm going to paint the end table on the other side of the couch??? That's all I'm saying for now ;)


And finally this blue, Martha Stewart, enamel, flower urn. It was a steal for only $1.50 and still has the tag on it! I'm not sure how or where I'm going to use it yet, but I'm sure I will find a place!



So there you have it...I've discovered my new favorite store and I managed to come away with some great deals today!

I can't wait to get started on all of my new projects. But it will have to wait until next week because my husband and I are leaving tomorrow for a long, anniversary weekend getaway! Talk to you next week :)

Showing my treasures off here:

23 comments:

  1. OH you lucky duck!!! why am i the only one whose goodwill doesn't have 50% off day??? why me? why?

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  2. You hit the jackpot! Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

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  3. It will be fun to see these finds show up in future projects!!

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  4. Gosh, you really got some great stuff...I like your paint ideas for the desk! Lezlee

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  5. What great finds!! There are two Goodwill stores near me and both are always PACKED! So far, I haven't had much luck at either of them. Wish I can find a good day like you!

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  6. That chair and secretary are fantastic! I never find wonderful furniture like this at the goodwill - it's mostly old couches with deer on them. Am always in awe of these fab thrift finds.

    xo erin

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  7. I love the desk, you did do well, I think your Mom was your good luck charm, mine always is when I am thrifting!

    Carol

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  8. I love the bureau and the chair, brilliant bargains! I bought a bureau for £10 from ebay and have painted it with pale cream Laura Ashley paint, I'm thrilled with it.

    Also love the name "goodwill" store!

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  9. Your finds are fabulous.Love the desk, can't wait to see the finished product.xx

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  11. Great finds! I can't wait to see what you do with that secretary hutch thingie

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  12. Rebecca, I love your blog! I have been checking in on it and thought it was time to leave a comment! Since we only live about 5 minutes from each other, we need to get together for some crafting time soon. Us social workers need an outlet and crafting is a good one! Elizabeth :-)

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  13. our Goodwill store doesn't do 50%off. you did so well with the desk and chair. i wish i was near your store.

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  14. Looks like you found some great items!! Can't wait to see how the secretary turns out.

    Stopping by from Debbie's party :)

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  15. Rebecca, that piece is awesome! I love secretary desks...always wanted one. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with it:)! Thanks for joining in on the party this week...so nice of you:) Have a great weekend.Debbie

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  16. Wow, Rebecca Im so jealous. I live in the NorthEast and Goodwills are not common. We have a Salvation Army which is pretty much the same but they do home pick ups and have closed alot of locations. Thats great that you have one so close to home. The secretary is so beautiful....light grey would be wonderful. Im so loving grey right now. I just did a ideaboard for my grey masterbedroom last nite on my blog - Thanks for sharing all your great finds.

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  17. What great finds!! We have a Good will store that is sort of out of the way for me but I will have to see if they have Half Price sales. The Volunteers of America Store that I mention in my post is cheaper then GW and Sally's and have a monthly Half Price sale!
    Debbie

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  18. Wow, that secretary and chair was at Good Will. Lucky you. Those are so nice. I never score good stuff like that. Love that enamelware bucket, too.

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  19. Hello,

    I came by way of Debbie's party. What fantastic finds! I love the secretary and chair! The tray took me back to my childhood because my mom had a couple of trays like that.

    ~ Tracy

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  20. Enjoy your long weekend.
    I love that desk because it looks just like my dad's and I am going to fight to inherit it when my mom is gone.
    The chair is a really great find.
    Now I have to look around the rest of your blog.

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  21. That desk was a score! Your right oh the possibilities!

    Came by way of Debbiedoos

    Carol

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  22. I wish our Goodwill had 50% off day :( You found great stuff.

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