Thursday, July 29, 2010

Great deals at Goodwill!!

After making the move to Texas, we discovered that without a dresser for our bedroom, that we had a lot of clothes between my husband and I that still needed homes. Our poor old dresser didn't make the move with us. It was from Ikea and had already made a few previous moves. But slowly was starting to fall apart because of the movers.

But moving we were unpacking boxes upon boxes of clothes, I mentioned to the hubby that I wish we knew where a good local thrift store was. In an ingenious move, he googled our area and found a goodwill nearby. Good thinking!!

So we headed over and I instantly saw this gem. It wasn't a dresser, but oh so cute.
The price tag said $25.99. Not what I was expecting at all. Normally if I like something, it seems to be priced at least in the $40 range if not higher.

But it wasn't what we were there for. Just a few inches away was the only dresser that they had. This time the price tag was a little more steep. Ok a said $60!!! At a Goodwill store?? And it looked like this.....

Not much to look at. Faded white, stains, stuff running down the front, and dirt filled drawer corners. I was not impressed. It was well built and pretty solid, but it was obvious that it needed to be refinished. But with the cost of the supplies, I was NOT willing to spend that much.

Just as Stephen and I were talking back and forth about the potential that the dresser had, an employee walked by and whispered something. "If you take it today, furniture is 70% off". Did he REALLY just say that?? So the $60 dresser would be 70% off? OOooooh and the $25 table??? OMG!

We tore off the price tags from both pieces of furniture and headed for the checkout. The $60 dresser was now around $15...and the small table was just under $7! So for around the original price for the small table...we got both items! I was on a savings

Once getting the pieces home, we headed to Lowe's to get the supplies we need to refinish both of them. We decided that we'd like to paint the dresser black, and add hardware. And as for the table that we could sand it down and restain.  (I was a little hesitant about staining. It was my first time. But OH SO EASY!! wow, who knew?

Loved the stain from the beginning.
So for the finished products. I totally love them both. Thanks to my thrift store idea and Stephen's idea to go to Goodwill. We make a great money saving duo.

1 comment:

  1. So jealous of your great finds!! I guess we will just have to keep visiting our local Goodwills in hopes of finding our gem in the rough.


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