Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Thrifty Place to Study

 

     It was a quiet week thrift store wise for me. I have been dealing with some health stuff that makes me too tired to venture out from the house much.

     On Thursday I got a surprise though. A box of books that I won on Gather.com came. There is something that I shouldn’t admit here, but I will. I love reading more than I love decorating. So I was doing a happy dance when I opened the box to find these. Thank you Gather.

     I did sneak out yesterday to take advantage of a sale at Ace Hardware. Say hello to my little friend, Mr. Stapler/Nailer. We have already met and conquered our first ottoman.

     He also came home with a friend, Mr. Super Dooper Glue Gun. I got both for 50% off, so that counts as thrifty in my book.

     Of course there were a couple of garage sales that were sort of on my way home. The one that I stopped at had 6 beautiful Australian Shepherds. I wish that I had taken the camera, they were stunning. I am glad that I left Murphy Grace at home though, because they were NOT friendly.

     I spent two dollars and brought home these beauties.

     The best find was one that, believe it or not, I spied while sitting on my bed feeling crappy. I live on a rise and the sliding glass door in my bedroom gives me a cool bird’s eye view of the street and my neighbor’s yards. I like watching the world go while snuggled in bed. They can’t see me, but I can see much of what goes on. (okay, I swear I mean that in a not creepy way!)

     Yesterday I spied the neighbor struggling to bring this out to near their trash cans……

  It needs some major love, but Art hates dislikes his current desk and this will be perfect. It is big too, 33 X 60 and I just know that it is going to look great! I love the lines of it and it has drawers just like he wanted.

     That is it for me and my thrifty treasures. Every week, I feel like I have nothing until I sit down and try to put this together. Every week, I am surprised by all of the things that I and everyone else comes up with.

Make sure you visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality and check out all of the thrifty finds.

18 comments:

Olive Rue said...

You did great this week, Gwen.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That will be a great desk with a little TLC!

Wendy said...

That desk has great potential!

Kelee Katillac said...

Love your desk and bell cloche!

Good work!

love, kelee

The Queen Of Re said...

nice treasures.

Sue said...

And just look at what you got by spying out your window!LOL It will be a fun project to change that desk into something nice for the hubs. Good job, Gwen!
:-) Sue

southerninspiration said...

We had TWO desks very similar to that...I gave one to a young man in our church and he painted it black; it is terrific now!!!
I need to paint the other one!

Suzanne
Lucky you!

Deana said...

with a makeover that desk will be so great!

Suzanne in TX said...

OK--I think that desk was in my Math classroom when I taught in LaMarque TX in the late 1970's and it was OLD then! What a wonderful find!
Thanks for sharing and come over and visit anytime...

Blue Creek Home said...

Hey, I love to "people" watch, too. Nothing wrong with that!
Congrats on the arrival of the books and I can't wait to see the desk make-over!

jskell911 said...

That desk is great! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Great score at Ace. A girl's gotta have her tools :)
Toni

FrugalMom said...

I cannot wait to see what you are going to do with this desk. It seems to have endless possibilities. Great finds Gwen.

Struggler said...

Ooh, yes, even I can see the potential with that desk - great lines and I imagine you'll probably buy it new handles for the drawers.
Look forward to seeing the after!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

What a great desk!

Kelli said...

Love it all! Be sure to show the after of the desk!!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh what a great find!
love
Alison
x

Jerralea said...

I love the bell cloche and am looking forward to seeing what you do with the desk.

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