Sunday, June 21, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures

I am taking part in my first blog party, thanks to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, so I hope that you bear with me.

I don't get to go to garage sales often, this weekend though, I was inspired by all of the blogs that I was reading all week. I just HAD to go and am so glad that I did.

The first run out was okay, but not that exciting.......spent $5 for all of this.

I know, nothing really special, but the spray lacquer and the stencil sticky stuff will come in handy.

We took our break and went out again and found two nightstands and a matching headboard for ABSOLUTELY FREE! Yes, the color is ugly, yes it is probably from the 60's, but it was well made Broyhill and imagine all of those beautiful line in blacks and shades of gray.

I think that my partner in crime thought that I was nuts. He should have known that already though. At first, we just grabbed the nightstands for our guest room that needs them. Then we drove around the block and I thought, "I am going to hate myself later if I don't pick up the headboard too" so we went back and got it.

So you tell me, am I crazy? I just love the modernish look with the recessed panels and how hard can it be to paint? Thanks for coming along with me and I really appreciate Southern Hospitality for allowing me to tag along for my first blog party!


Paige said...

Wow, what a great freebie! You can't beat Broyhill's quality.

Embellished Bayou said...

Well, you can't beat it for FREE!! Be sure & show us how it looks all painted up!

The Tattered Cottage said...

You did great...Broyhill for free!! What a score! I love my stencil adhesive, I wouldn't stencil without it. And I just noticed.....I just picked up the same bowl about a week ago at a yard sale. Love the glass bottle also.

Unknown said...

Welcome to the party! Be very careful now, it is highly addictive! You started out with a bang...freebies! Those are the BEST! And broyhill to boot! jackpot!

Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy the party!


Amy Lynne said...

All it needs is a little paint love. It will be awesome and for that can't beat it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Gwen, absolutely you got a great find!! I think the bed and nightstands will look gorgeous all painted up with a new coat of paint. You can't beat FREE. Thanks for joining the party, glad you got inspired to get out there. See, you just never know what you'll find.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great freebie - can't wait to see it fixed up.

Gwen said...

Thank you all so much for agreeing with me that I am not crazy! It makes me feel better that others can see what it could be as opposed to what it is now.

Patricia said...

great finds and so glad you joined
it is only my second week but i am now addicted and can't wait till next week

Kammy said...

Good girl !
Love a free deal and so many possiblities on that mind is a whirling...I added my name to your first keep um coming ! Stop by my blog for a visit !
Hugs ~Kammy

Farmgirl Paints said...

I am lovin' on those finds. I need a headboard for a bed in my spare room and just haven't found what I'm looking for. Great eye!

Oh and thanks for stopping by my blog...hope you come back sometime:)

Nicole A. said...

Ok seriously awesome find! I am jealous! That will look awesome painted and I can't wait to see it!

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment on my finds! Hope you visit again and Have a wonderful week!


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