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. 😛 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!


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:



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.


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.



  1. Krys
    July 26, 2009 / 4:22 pm

    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. )

  2. Krys
    July 26, 2009 / 5:01 pm

    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!

  3. Jessica
    July 27, 2009 / 12:48 pm

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

  4. Embellished Bayou
    August 4, 2009 / 2:03 am

    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).