Wow. I am actually posting about Goodwill Tuesday on a Tuesday. Go figure.
I went to GW today with the husband after our monthiversary lunch. Yes, we’ve been married for 1-month folks. WAHOO! It’s been awesome. I didn’t think being married to Daniel would feel different, but it really does…in a good way. Love ya schmoopy poo! (Major points to whomever can tell me where “schmoopy poo” comes from!)
I found LOTS of great stuff, and I bought none of it. We don’t have room or use for it. :o( I did, however, see a massive old desk which would have been perfect for a DIY makeover. It was a dark brown color, but I envisioned sanding the hell out of it, painting it white, getting cute new feet for it, adorning with foo-foo drawer pulls, and topping it off with a custom cut piece of glass to make the most fabulous desk/workspace EVER. I didn’t take a picture of the desk though. I know, I know, then why even bother mentioning it. It was perfect though, and for $59.00 I am sure someone bought it as soon as I left. I didn’t purchase it purely because it was WAY too big, and I already have a desk.
But I sure did want it. No pressure Daniel. None. I love you. <insert pouty face here>
Here are a few things that caught my DIY eye:
A cute bicycle thing with foam in the back. I guess it was used for silk flowers before? A votive holder could easily fit into that space (and you could put a candle or a single flower stem) and it’d be fab for a bathroom or a little girls room if you spray painted it a pretty pink. I would pick Ballet Slipper by Krylon. It was $2.00 (See husband in the background? What a sport!)
A nice chair. This chair totally reminds of this chair and wonderful DIY makeover at the Project Pretty blog. I think it was $15.00 or so. I wanted to buy it for the living room, but to be honest with you all, we don’t need it, so I let it go.
There were 4 of these little shelf thingies, and they’re not my style at all. However, they remind me of the ever-so-popular adirondack chairs. For someone who isn’t stuck in a
prison apartment like we are, these would be great to use outside. Just spray paint, hang, and enjoy. $2.00 each
Another item I “justified” as being usable in the living room, and Daniel used his veto power. I just need to stop dragging him along. Right? Party pooper. It’s a telephone stand, but I envision using it for a nice vase (maybe this one we received off our registry) and storing a few magazines on the bottom. I would probably paint this black if I did purchase it, or maybe an earthy red color to match the living room decor. $14.99
Recognize this? It’s a cassette tape holder. Or it WAS a cassette tape holder. NOW it could be a nifty way to store rubber stamps vertically. See what I mean? Pure genius- it would hold 16 stamps. $3.99
What the heck am I trying to focus on here…oh yeah, the heart shelf in the center. I love the way Centsational Girl decorated her daughter’s room, and this would fit in perfectly (after painting it of course, must paint). Or it would be nice in a craft room to hold thread, a bathroom to show off little figurines, or a kitchen to hold spices. $4.99
Lots of great stuff today, too bad I couldn’t use any of it. Correction- I could have used all of it eventually, but at the present time we have no more room and I want to keep the hubby happy. Giant, beautiful, unphotographed desk…please get out of my head. I love you, I do. It’s me, not you. I have no room. Please understand.