Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ten and eight, I heart the Restore...

Too bad that didn't rhyme, huh?!?! Oh well...I thought I'd show y'all what's been up lately. I have BIG, exciting news to share, but that will have to wait for another time. Don't y'all hate when people do that?? Hahaha!!!
Anyway...I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore Monday and got all that you see above for $10. I have a love/hate relationship with that place, much like with Goodwill. I was eyeing a coffee table but they wanted $30 for it. I'm sure that's not a bad price for some people, but for me, it was a little much. That day at least.
Many of these items are getting a makeover. The child's kitchen will be painted and I am going to make a skirt for the left side and plan to add a sink and burners made from round plaques. Of course, I will share the finished product. The stepstool will be getting a new paint job, as well as the flower bucket. The house letter is actually a 9, but I plan on turning it upside down and framing it{maybe}, since we will soon be a six person family. I thought the wooden bobbins were just cool and might be cute in a glass container of some sort.

Love this little piece of salvage and I plan on getting vintage hooks and hanging this in the kids' bathroom.

I went back to the Restore yesterday to get this window. I could not get it out of my mind and had to make the trip just to get it. It was only $2.50!! I am going to knock out the glass as one of the panes is cracked. I plan to hang this above my bed and put sconces on either side. I will probably hang a wreath from the window, also.


Ah, these cabinet doors. At first sight, I had planned to tape off an area and paint with chalkboard paint, but then came up with another idea. I have a black J and F that I got from Kohl's that I am going to mount on the doors instead and hang them above the boys' beds. Speaking of the boys' room....I have such big plans for that space and cannot wait to get started!! It involves pallets!!



Coffee bags. Gaining popularity and hard to find, I think. Not that I've really looked, but they are cool. I may make pillows out of these??

The flip side. Aren't they cool?? Oh, the eight...all this junk in these last four photos was only $8.
Tell me about your good deals...





8 comments:

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

What the heck is your big news? Now, don't get me wrong... I love all your finds but c'mon! YES, I DO hate when people do that!

xoxo Em

Heather said...

very cool finds! Where is that store by the way???

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Hahahahaha Em, I know, I will tell you... I love your goodies, but you know that, I can't WAIT to see the finished products... Get started girl!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I really like your blog background, it suits your blog! :)

Tristan said...

wow...you are sooo crafty! my hero :)

Ruth said...

Wow!! What amazing treasures you were able to find. They are all so great and your plans for them are even better. I can't wait to see them all completed.

Looking forward to your big news.

Hope you and your family are doing well.

Ruth

Kristi said...

I have the SAME love/hate relationship with Goodwill, LOL! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little kitchen you got at the restore!! :)
Kristi

No Ordinary Me said...

Wonderful Finds