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!!