31 July 2009

{My Goodwill Find!}

I'm not one of those who typically finds great stuff at Goodwill. I get some clothes for my kids occasionally, my husband buys shirts there, I find the occasional clothing item for myself. But I never find the new Lands End shoes, denim jean jacket (I've been hunting for over a year), the paint-by-number prints, the cute vintage Christmas items, and definitely not the leather couch. Nope, not me, I just don't have the touch. Usually.

Now I know this isn't a leather couch (I doubt I'll ever be the one to nab one of those!) but I was excited to see it sitting at Goodwill the other evening! I'd been thinking for a few weeks that I needed to get an old box of some kind to put the girls books in so they wouldn't always be all over my living room. I tossed around the idea of having Travis make one but, he has so many other projects to do I hated to even mention it. I thought maybe if I'd take the time to go to garage sales I'd find something. Problem usually is if I DO find something I like, it has a price tag that is more than I want to pay.
So when I spotted this for $2.99 I grabbed it! Big Sister was just ahead of me and she stopped at it, looked back at me and said, "I suppose you like this?" I said "of course!" and picked it up and headed to the front of the store!!

A good power washing, a little lemon oil, a healthy dose of sunshine, some felt pads and it will soon be in my living room, home of a stack of books! (Only need to get the felt pads now)


Blogger alee said...

How Sweet!
I would have snatched that up too.
It seems like {in a small house} that you can never have enough storage :)!

July 31, 2009 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Olivia Coy said...

Love it! I saw a bunch of jean jackets somewhere. My memory has left me. Maybe it was Troy Goodwill that had a rack of them!

July 31, 2009 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger b.ellen said...

oooh cute cute! love good will finds! I never have found a leather couch either!

Hey if you are needing clothes for your girls i went to piqua last week and had a major score(which is unusual for Piqua's)

July 31, 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger McMaster and Storm said...

cotton candy in it for the next girl's part-y!

July 31, 2009 at 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm...it would be pretty cute in my toyroom/schoolroom! I like it! great find! love big sister's question!!!

July 31, 2009 at 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what keeps you going back. :) You make a hundred stops it seems before you find that one thing that makes you stop again. Anyway, it's super cute. Looks just like you. :)

August 1, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Minister Grace said...


The problem with finding something great is that it might be six months before you find something again...

Makes for a fun day though!

August 2, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger African Kelli said...

Just fantastic! Good for you!

August 3, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

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