Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: 50% off at Goodwill Day

Saturday, July 25, 2009

50% off at Goodwill Day

Twice a month on a Saturday, our local Goodwill has all items in the store for 50% off. On every Thursday of that week, I go hide items I want. Yes, I hide them. No, I’m not going to tell you where. :-P Sometimes they’re missing, sometimes they’re still there, and this weekend, they were still there. *throws confetti and dances around*

My next project is our bedroom, and we already have the furniture moved around, and now I need accessories. Lots of accessories. I’m going to post an inspiration collage in an upcoming post. So, at garage sales and Goodwill, I am basically on the prowl for cheap accessories for the bedroom.

I know how much my readers love my cheap finds, so I wanted to gloat share!

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I got all of this for $2.00 plus tax! Each item was $0.50 (regularly $1.00 each).

The gold frame will not be gold much longer, trust me. I’ll spray paint it to match one of the bedroom theme colors, and same goes for the silver one. I loved that the frames are sort of scrolly/ornate, which is what I wanted. The 2 sconces are fugly, right? I know! They’re super glossy and look like they came straight from the 80’s. These will go somewhere above our bed in the bedroom, and I feel a mod-podge project coming on with them. I am so pumped- wait until you see what I have in mind!! Squee!

More pics of my great finds:

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Last weekend, we decided to drive up to San Marcos, Texas and visit the outlets. I found some runners and placemats at Marshalls (not part of the outlets, but anyway). We went to the Pottery Barn outlet, and I still found everything to be too expensive. Am I just cheap or poor or neither or both? I just can’t bring myself to hundreds for stuff that’s broken, and I don’t care if it’s Pottery Barn- just not going to do it. Well, after an uneventful day at the outlets, I used my handy dandy iPhone and looked up the nearest Goodwill, and we went to visit. I found nothing great, but I am thrilled to say I did find a gorgeous turquoise/aqua colored vase for $2.00. This is the best pic I got of it for now, too lazy to retake it.

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Crazy I got 1 vase for $2.00 in San Marcos versus 4 items in Beeville for $2.00. Granted, I know the ones here in town were half off, but I wonder if Goodwill prices are more expensive depending on the area? What do you think?

Anyway, can’t wait to put my items in the bedroom, but I think I need to find bedding first- particularly a duvet.

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love goodwill stores! People look at me strange for my purchases from time to time, but they don't see what I see!
    There's a church around here with it's own thrift store that is AMAZING. I'm getting worried though, because my walls are almost full. What will I do then?!

    (I found your blog through Centsational Girl..Just wanted to say hello. )

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  2. me again. I was reading some of your older posts, and noticed since you live in an apartment, you can't smather the walls with beautiful colors of paint. I have a perfect solution for that if your interested! Just let me know if you haven't figured something out yet!

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  3. What GREAT finds! I'm jealous! Our goodwill's have seriously been lacking.

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  4. I love those frames, they will look great painted! You'rer so lucky, our Goodwill never does a discount day! (sorry for the late comment, I'm just now catching up on last week's posts).

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

50% off at Goodwill Day

Twice a month on a Saturday, our local Goodwill has all items in the store for 50% off. On every Thursday of that week, I go hide items I want. Yes, I hide them. No, I’m not going to tell you where. :-P Sometimes they’re missing, sometimes they’re still there, and this weekend, they were still there. *throws confetti and dances around*

My next project is our bedroom, and we already have the furniture moved around, and now I need accessories. Lots of accessories. I’m going to post an inspiration collage in an upcoming post. So, at garage sales and Goodwill, I am basically on the prowl for cheap accessories for the bedroom.

I know how much my readers love my cheap finds, so I wanted to gloat share!

101_0948

I got all of this for $2.00 plus tax! Each item was $0.50 (regularly $1.00 each).

The gold frame will not be gold much longer, trust me. I’ll spray paint it to match one of the bedroom theme colors, and same goes for the silver one. I loved that the frames are sort of scrolly/ornate, which is what I wanted. The 2 sconces are fugly, right? I know! They’re super glossy and look like they came straight from the 80’s. These will go somewhere above our bed in the bedroom, and I feel a mod-podge project coming on with them. I am so pumped- wait until you see what I have in mind!! Squee!

More pics of my great finds:

101_0950

101_0949

Last weekend, we decided to drive up to San Marcos, Texas and visit the outlets. I found some runners and placemats at Marshalls (not part of the outlets, but anyway). We went to the Pottery Barn outlet, and I still found everything to be too expensive. Am I just cheap or poor or neither or both? I just can’t bring myself to hundreds for stuff that’s broken, and I don’t care if it’s Pottery Barn- just not going to do it. Well, after an uneventful day at the outlets, I used my handy dandy iPhone and looked up the nearest Goodwill, and we went to visit. I found nothing great, but I am thrilled to say I did find a gorgeous turquoise/aqua colored vase for $2.00. This is the best pic I got of it for now, too lazy to retake it.

photo

Crazy I got 1 vase for $2.00 in San Marcos versus 4 items in Beeville for $2.00. Granted, I know the ones here in town were half off, but I wonder if Goodwill prices are more expensive depending on the area? What do you think?

Anyway, can’t wait to put my items in the bedroom, but I think I need to find bedding first- particularly a duvet.

4 comments :

  1. I absolutely love goodwill stores! People look at me strange for my purchases from time to time, but they don't see what I see!
    There's a church around here with it's own thrift store that is AMAZING. I'm getting worried though, because my walls are almost full. What will I do then?!

    (I found your blog through Centsational Girl..Just wanted to say hello. )

    ReplyDelete
  2. me again. I was reading some of your older posts, and noticed since you live in an apartment, you can't smather the walls with beautiful colors of paint. I have a perfect solution for that if your interested! Just let me know if you haven't figured something out yet!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What GREAT finds! I'm jealous! Our goodwill's have seriously been lacking.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love those frames, they will look great painted! You'rer so lucky, our Goodwill never does a discount day! (sorry for the late comment, I'm just now catching up on last week's posts).

    ReplyDelete