Friday, February 27, 2009

A Bad Addiction

My husband is telling me ALL the time that I need to go back to work. I ask him why and he says "Well, you are changing everything, painting everything and you always want to find items at the Goodwill store to re-do." I told him that he should be happy that I stay busy, but he just shakes his head. I guess they don't understand a woman and their addictions (lol).

Well, I went to the Goodwill store today and took care of my addiction. WOW, I was so excited. I mean there was tons of stuff I could choose from, but with me going to visit Shawn's cousin this weekend.....I thought I would save some money to see what I could find at her thrift stores. If anyone was looking at me while I was shopping today, they probably thought that I was some crazy woman. I was snatching up all of the wood stuff and putting it into my cart so I could figure out what I wanted. I guess I didn't want anyone to come along and snatch something while I was trying to figure out what I wanted. The silly thing is that there was no one around except a bunch of men looking at socks and undies (lol). I am just not sure I would want to buy my undies at the Goodwill store, but hey if that is what floats their boat then I say go ahead since I am hogging up all the wood items. (lol)

So, I found this hideous looking cutting board that has some awful looking flowers on it. It was made in Yugoslavia and I must say that once I give it a makeover..... it will be quite nice!! I found some little wooden bowls, but when I was walking out to the car with my bag in one hand and Cameron in the other, my stuff went through my bag and one of my bowls broke. Good thing it was on 30 cents. Anyway, they are just little wooden bowls, but they would look cute with a little something in it......just not sure what. Oh, I also found this little shelf that someone made. I really like it, but the dark stain just isn't me so I will have to sand it off and re-do it. I thought it would either look cute on the counter or hung up somewhere. Hmm, the possibilities are endless.

I found some other items, but had no clue what I would do with them or where I would put them. There was one shelf that I really liked, but it looked like it had a billion coats of paint on it and I thought it would be ALOT of work. I also found this long coffee table which I thought had ALOT of potential, but I thought my husband would definitely freak out on me and I had no clue where I would put it. You could tell it was old, heavy and it was only $6.99. I thought that was a steal. I knew I could really give it a total re-haul, but it would be alot of work and since I sand everything by hand....... ah, that would take me forever!!

Anyway, here are some pictures of the items that I bought today. Don't you think they have alot of potential? I am especially excited over the cutting board and that little wooden shelf.

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Backwoodsprim said...

Neat finds!
Sorry about your lil' bowl....
can you take some wood glue and stick it back together? It may not be such a bad thing...after you paint and "prim" it, the cracks will just add more character....

I haven't had much success at finding as many neat items as you do....the nearest GW is 40 miles
and there's just a couple thrift type store here....mainly clothes at that.... :(
Can't wait 'til yard sale season starts!! Wahoo!

Have a great weekend!

Janene said...

OMG Sue! You found some great finds!
Maybe the wooden bowl can be glued back together...If you paint it, you would never be able to tell!
Don't take to long redoing your projects!
I can't wait to see them!
Men just don't understand the need! Joe is like that too! He wants to know if I am making any money from my GW finds?! I don't know if I could sell them, or even if anyone would buy them!
Have a great weekend!

basketsnprims said...

More great finds for you! Too bad about the bowl, but I agree, the crack would only add character. Have a great weekend.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Great finds! Too bad about one of the bowls breaking though. I went to Goodwill today and didn;t find too much. I grabbed a couple of black frames that were already distressed and they ahve the cutest fabric pictures in them of a dog and a cat. They would be so cute in a prim child's room. My grandaughter's room is done in Tinkerbell, so they won't work in there. I may take out the pics and make pillows out of them and use the frames like I intended. I'll post pics on my blog as soon as I can.
Have a great weekend!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

My Husband totally understands my addiction, because he is a computer freak and has his own addiction! Thanks goodness! Great finds!

Stellar Creations said...

I had to laugh reading about your husbands comments.. mine says the same things.. lol. I keep telling him there are a lot of things I could be doing besides redoing our home so he shouldn't complain. He usually just shakes his head, lol. Great finds, I've become obsessed with finding cutting boards and bowls. You go girl!


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Great finds...I was at GW too today and also The country Store, I'll be posting about it today:)

Leslie said...

Good finds :) I was planning my own trip to the TS today..I figured that my Pap gave me money for fixing his computer, not that I wanted it but he insisted, so I would treat myself today. I knew at 3am it wasn't meant to be when Aften woke me and said she threw up. Bummer, huh?

Like the others...glue will work on that bowl! Wood glue works well!

I think you're little shelf is really a bookend...but it could be used as a shelf or candle sconce or anything...

Have a great weekend!


Susan said...

Great GW finds. I'll have to admit that I'm an addict, too. Our little town doesn't have a GW but we are going to the one in Aberdeen tomorrow. Oh, I'm so ready to go. Hope you have a great weekend.

Kath said...

More great finds!
Too bad about the bowl. I'd glue it! I got a huge dough bowl and it was broken when it arrived, the place I purchased it from sent me a new one...I just glued the broken one back together and gave the new one to my mom :)
I love my broken/fixed dough bowl-cracks, chips and all!!

Have a wonderful weekend.


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