Monday, February 6, 2012

Thrifting is Hard Work

I told you all yesterday that I was jonesing to go thrifting. I headed out yesterday with 2 boys in tow...literlly kicking and screaming. We hit 2 thrift shops and there was nuthin. It hurt my heart when I saw the furniture selection.

"But moooooam! We ALWAYS go to Goodwill and they don't have toys. We always get furniture!"

"Mooooam! The carts aren't big enough for me to sit in! And they don't have good toys!"

Is this familiar to anyone else?

But perseverance pays off. I dropped the kids at home with the hubs and hit one last shop that never has any furniture. And there it was....a fabulous tv stand/bar for $15. Yep. The veneer needs work on the top (read: I may just take it off) but what a steal! I also found some smalls that I'll be transforming this week.

Then today, Shayne came by with some goodies to be painted for the shop. She had told me about a chair she'd picked up, but I didn't believe it until I saw it. Check it below AND the fabby sofa table (that she bought) that I'll be working on! Note...the chair will NOT be yellow any more ;)

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And Shayne is picking this up tomorrow! Another online auction purchase! Eeeek!
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Which makeover are you most excited about?

~Allison

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20 comments:

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

ooo, girl! All of those are fabulous! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am excited to see all of them, but i love that chair! but i love it yellow. really i do.

Stacey said...

That is totally my kids 10 times over! They try to tell me when we go to a store...NO FURNITURE MOM. They know better though. Mommy always wins that battle! Love your finds - that chair is awesome and I agree with Cassie, I love that yellow!
Stacey Of Embracing Change

andrea said...

I'm drawn to the yellow, too! I love yellow! Like a big gerbera daisy! andrea@townandprairie

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I'm with Cassie...love the chair yellow. :)

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

They are all awesome but I cat WAIT to see how that last hutch things comes out. I NEVER find cool stuff like that- UGH!!!! Jealous ;)

modern jane said...

Amazing! I LOVE that chair!

Meeha Meeha said...

I can't wait to see what happens to that gorgeous chair! Even if, with the right upholstery fabric, I would really try to work with the yellow (because I like it so)

meadowlark said...

They are equally bodacious! Love the cabi legs on that sofa table!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What fabulous finds! I'm jealous. ;) Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Kahli said...

Fabulous gems! Love that hutch and the chair. I just love when I get lucky with finds. I had some luck this week as well

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I agree, that chair is awesome! It looks like it's straight from anthro!

Olive Cooper said...

That yellow chair with grey and yellow fabric in a modern style would be fabulous.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I know what you mean! I've had horrible luck thrifting lately. Your finds turned out super. I really see potential in that yellow chair.

Christine @ sugarandtrash.com said...

Is that a curio cabinet? Its so cute! And I love the chair, interested to see how that turns out.

Kendra said...

I found your blog through a link-up. Very cute finds! I write a blog for Goodwill about crafting/diy/etc. at www.goodlifeblog.org. Have a great day! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Drama Mama Lori said...

I had to laugh. My 3 boys sound the same way... "awwwwww Mom! I hate going to the GW!" (that's what we call all thrift stores, good will or not! `~Lori

pinkertonjamesl said...

Chairs are look so beautiful and wonderful.I really like this type of furnitures.Yellow colors chairs are really increase beauty in the home.


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lvroftiques said...

Those are some fabulous finds! I'm dying to see what you do with that chair because it's got such great potential, but needs the most work....and it's in my style *winks* Vanna

Kim Woods said...

The last one is AHHHHMazing! But I'm sure all will be cool when completed.