Monday, April 12, 2010

Thrift Store Finds & More

I was so happy, but yet so sad when I went to the thrift store the other day.  I was thrilled that I had the opportunity to go in there after such a long break, but when I walked up to the door….. I realized that they were having a large sale.  I myself have never known for my thrift store to have large discount sales because the prices are already low enough as it is, but they were.  I opened the door and that is when I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Yep, the thrift store that I enjoy going in to at every chance I can get was closing their doors.  WHAT?!?!  Are you serious?  I thought that was crazy for a thrift store to be closing the doors.  I mean it is a Goodwill Store so why in the world are they closing their doors?  I spoke with the gal that rang up my items and she said that the times are just too tough and that they weren’t making the money.  I was instantly depressed.  I loved going to that place……granted they very rarely had anything, but it gave me a place to go and I loved taking my stuff that I didn’t use anymore there for a donation.  What a bummer!!

Well, I didn’t leave empty handed the other night.  I left with a cutting board and then ended up going back 5 minutes later and picking up something that I had my eye on.  It was a steal to say the least so I couldn’t turn it down (lol).  Here is a picture of my cutting board before my make-over.



I myself didn’t care for the fancy cut out side, but loved the plain side.  Just a little paint, sanding and stain and it was perfect!!  It cost me $1.92.

Here are the after pictures.



Here is the item that caught my eye.  I left and went back 5 minutes later and picked it up.  As I mentioned before….. it was a steal or at least I thought it was.  Are you ready for pictures?




So, what do you all think?  Do you see the prim potential?  I know that I can use it.  I know that I can find the perfect spot in my home for it.  Would you like to know how much I spent on it?  Hold on to your seats ladies and gents.  I spent ONLY $2.92 on that beauty.  Of course it isn’t a beauty yet, but it is indeed a diamond in the rough.  Wait til I get my little hands on that little thing.  Oh……just wait for that transformation because it is coming very soon.  I already started working on it and it will be a great and unbelievable transformation.  Could be my best one yet.  Well, I will let you decide.


On to a different note.  How has the weather been in your part of the world?  The weather a couple days ago was a bit chilly, but it is warming back up again to the 70’s so I can’t complain.  My weeping cherry tree in my front yard has been in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous.  It seems to always get ready to bloom and then the frost hits it or we get some nasty cold rains.  That didn’t happen this year and I was thrilled.  I snapped a couple pictures the other evening and thought you all might be interested in seeing it.  I love these trees.  I think I could have a yard full of them.  Anyway, here are the pictures.





Is that gorgeous or what?  Definitely a sure sign that spring has arrived!!!!  Hope you see lots of God’s beautiful creations like that in your part of the world.

Today I leave you with a couple pictures of my little man.  We enrolled him in soccer which he is totally loving.  He is growing up so fast and I really wasn’t sure if I should cry or smile when I saw him on Saturday while playing soccer.  My little baby that was once 7 lbs. 3.3 oz is now turning into a little man.  Sad, but true and it is reality.  I guess I sometimes just wish I could freeze this moment in time.  My parents are close by, we are healthy, happy and life is good.  I miss my grandparents and wish I could just have a day to introduce them to my hubby and my son, but I am sure one day we will all meet again.  Until then we will enjoy our lives to the fullest and enjoy God’s wonderful beauty that surrounds us every day.  Thank you Lord for all of these wonderful creations and for giving us the opportunity to enjoy them!!




Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!!


LeeHillPrimitives said...

Love the pictures of your baby. He looks so cute. Your tree is simply beautiful. Can't wait to see your re-do.

Sherrie said...

Oh, how your post warmed my heart but the pics of Cameron just gave me that warm,fuzzy feeling. Incredible memories you are making my dear friend. you are sooo right...God is so good and gives us so much to be thankful for everyday!!! This is truly a beautiful time of the year when everything has a brand new chance to be the best it can be!
Our weather is beautiful here in S.C. temps. in the 70's...getting a lot of gardening done!
Have a great week! hugs, Sherrie

appleberrycottage said...

That cabinet for under $3? What a great find! I was just at our Goodwill store and found some jeans for my daughter, and a fake Kate Spade purse that was new. Is there a different resale/thrift store in your area? My favorite is not as nice as Goodwill, but is cheaper. Seems like I always find something there because it's so cheap! Can't wait to see it transformed!

Carmen C. said...

I love your finds and can NOT WAIT to see you work your magic on that cabinet!!! Your baby is adorable playing soccer, and YES, they sure do grow up way to fast! Enjoy the day:)

Sheila said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the "big" find at the TS! I see the potential there. Sorry to hear the TS is closing. Not a good sign of the times.
Your pictures of the beautiful Cherry tree and of Cameron made me smile! Yes, those babies grow so quickly so enjoy every moment. We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the ski resort! Yes, we still have plenty of snow in the hills.........

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Cameron looks so cute playing soccer!

I love your weeping cherry tree. We planted one at our last house and when we went back to visit family, we drove by our old house and the new owners had gotten rid of it! I wanted to cry because I have pictures of my hubby planting that tree with the kids when they were small.

Can't wait to see your makeover!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi sad that even Good Will can't make a go of it when all the merchandise is that's a sad thing! I can feel your sadness...I know when a store goes out of business here I'm sad...sometimes I don't go in it often but like you said, it's another place to shop.

How precious is Cameron! i think it's wonderful starting them young with sports.

The tease you are with your remakes!!!! Hurry up kiddo.


carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

WOW! What a deal! I know it will be awesome when you are done with it. The cutting board turned out great too.
My granddaughter just started t-ball, and we are all enjoying watching ehr play. She has a great time at it.
Cameron is adorable and growing so fast!
Have a happy week!

Dan said...

Wow! You found some great stuff! I love what you did with the cutting board and I am sure the cabinet will look wonderful when you are finished.

It is sad that the GW has to close. I hope the economy turns around soon.

I love the pictures of your little soccer player. What a cutie!

I hope you have a great day!


denise said...

boy,you know it's bad when the goodwill store closes. it makes you feel really sad for the people who have to shop there.

PrimWyoGirl said...

Lisa, we just lost one of our 3 TS's too. They just weren't selling enough to pay the rent. Love the bread board! Can't wait to see your cabinet redo. I am sure it will be beautiful! As far as the weather... We have 3-4" fresh SNOW last night! Not sure it will ever quit! Your tree is beautiful! I am jealous...

american girl primitives said...

Great finds Lisa, I love your makeovers. Enjoy your little man they grow so fast!


Barbara said...

Oh such wonderful finds, like mine last weekend, I found some delightful things, I had them posted on my blog for a while too, love your blog, and just new to find it, hugs my new found friend, stop by and visit me when you get time. Barbara from

Stacey said...

Awww Lisa I am so sorry to hear that the thrift store is closing there. :( Mom is pretty sad about that too, she like going there.

I love the cutting board you made over and the cabinet has so much potential! What color are you going to use? Hmmm~ choices, choices. :)

Your cherry tree is gorgeous! I love watching all of the trees bloom. The kids at school have been noticing them too, it is really neat to see them interested in nature.

Cameron is absolutely adorable! What a little champ he is, loved the pictures.

Love and hugs,