Be still my heart!!! This bench was absolutely beautiful and in perfect condition. Not sure where I would put it, but I just HAD to have it. How much? Would I be able to afford it? Searching, searching... where's the price tag?? Just then a GW employee walked up and had the nerve to tape a "SOLD" sign on it!!!! Nooooooooo! I said, "Are you serious? Is this really sold???" "Yes it is" she informed me... "another lady JUST bought it." How much did it sell for I asked. $19.95!!!!! Can you believe it? Only five minutes earlier and that baby could have been mine. Well, I guess it just wasn't meant to be, but that doesn't mean that I can't have a short period of mourning!!!
So moving on, I did pick up a few little "Thrifty Finds" to share with you...
First I found a little bed for our Grandson, Noah. He had long-ago outgrown the bed we had for him, so now he will have his own "big boy" bed at Grandma's house!! (Note to self: Clean out the bedroom this bed needs to be placed in!!!) I found the mattress at one garage sale for $3.00, and the frame at another garage sale for $2.00. A nice coat of paint on the bed and we'll be in business... all for the low, low price of $5.00!! SWEEET!!!
I also found these things. Glass Bottle and small apothecary jar ($1.99 each). Four books ($.50 each). Four marble eggs with the holder ($5.00).
At first I didn't really like the holder that the eggs were in... it was all chipped. However, I remember reading another blog where they said that things don't always have to be "perfect" to be beautiful. I have a few ideas about what I'm going to do with this.
Finally, something I know everyone is going to be extremely jealous about.
Don'tcha just LOVE the pink floral sheet? And the netting canopy is just "to die for"!!!! Ohhhhhh, the PROJECTS I can do with these things.
WAIT!!!!! I can hear your screams all the way through my computer. You're probably saying, "Just when we thought she was getting into this whole blogging and shabby chic thing, she goes and buys this????" Never fret my friends.. DON'T quit following my blog... I DO have something WONDERFUL in mind for this, but it doesn't have anything to do with decorating. Well, yes it does, but not really. Oh, I don't know - you'll just have to wait until I can complete my project and post a blog on it. It only cost me $9 for this project, so if it doesn't work out I haven't lost a whole lot. Guess we'll just have to see how it goes. Be sure to check back!!!
So, I guess that's it for today. I'm slowly recovering from missing out on the bench (sniff, sniff), but given a day or two I'm sure I'll be just fine.