Despite my aching back, I just had to go out and see what was out there this weekend. My car was still being uncooperative to an extent, so I headed back closer to home and found these two mirrors. The woman wanted $4 for the bigger one. That was too much for me, so I checked out the smaller broken one. (The top peice was just resting there and wasn't attached.) She said $1 would take the small one home, and that if I bought it, she'd throw the bigger one in free. Well...okay! Two for $1.00? If you insist.
(She didn't like the look of the top of the bigger one. It does look like a transformer or something a bit creepy. I'll have to see what I can do about that.)
The little hat stand above was purchased together with the pedestal globe below and I got the two together for $2.00. I'll likely paint the wood pedestal on the globe. The hat stand is staying as is for now and is serving as a parking place for a straw cowboy hat for the time being.
Then this showed up at a sale near home. The man wanted $10 for it because he said it was an antique shoe holder. Someone had painted over the old finish on the top with an ugly spray paint. I just liked that it could hold stuff and wasn't too big.
I saw it as storage for the bathroom of some kind. I could paint it a bright color to add to the cheery colors on the little towel I appliqued and hung in there.
The seller quickly went to $5 on it, but I didn't want it that badly. $5 is my limit. It wasn't a "limit" item. I left and went to Goodwill which is right nearby, where everything is near or over my limit. I realized that at Goodwill, they'd ask $7 -$12 for it. Maybe $15. So I drove back by to see if it was still there. It was, but I still wasn't ready to let go of my dollar bills for it. Yes, I'm cheap, and not one to let go of something easily, once at home, I kept thinking that if I could get it for $3, it would be worth it. After all, I could paint it and use it. (I love practical!) I couldn't get it out of my head, so I had to go back AGAIN and see if I could work the deal.
Well, I did.
I went by and asked the guy if he'd take $3. He told me that it seemed like I was looking for happiness in that little box, so he let me have it for $3. Woo hoo!
Now, I'm pretty sure that I have enough stuff to mess with and paint and makeover, so it was time to get busy and do it...which I did. However, you'll have to wait until next time to see the result of those efforts.
You see, I'm demonstrating my ability to shorten a post. How'd I do?
I hope you have a wonderful, creative and thrifty week!
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