Decisions, Decisions.

Disclaimer: I am not a good picture taker.

Silver Lining: I’m trying to improve! 🙂

Now that we got that out-of-the-way, I can give you something to ponder with me! I have been searching and searching for a glass front cabinet for our living room for about 6 months now, but what I’ve found on CraigsList and out thrifting has been out of my budget. Enter a lucky find at Goodwill last week for 45 bones!

That’s a pretty hefty piece of furniture for 45 bucks right? Now I would like you to take a moment to imagine me trying to fit this in a Jeep Wrangler, and then trying to unload it by myself when I got home. Hint: it involved batting eyelashes and some construction men pouring concrete at our neighbor’s house.

One of the most happy accidents is how well this piece matches with another goodwill find we have in the living room that we made over two years ago: (poor lighting alert)

See the similar lines?

I’m still deciding how to spruce her up. Maybe my first chalk paint project? I’m thinking she could look nice in a warm white with the cabinet interior stained a rich mahogany. We’ll see.

The fun part is deciding what treasures she’ll hold.

I’m dying to start a vintage Pyrex collection…

Or maybe I’ll start a Jadeite collection like Ms Martha?

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Maybe Santa will decide for me and bring me a super fun vintage find for Christmas! 😉 Any collections you love or wish you could start??

Goodwill Hunting

I have a recently acquired problem that involves now working from home, my days now typically start with a cup of coffee and a “oh, I guess I could make a quick run over to Goodwill”. This is a problem people, mainly because once you start going to Goodwill on an almost daily basis the lines between a really cool find and a piece of junk start to rapidly blur. I think I had a pretty good haul yesterday though.

I’m a lover of personal photographs, it’s a trait I got from my momma, so much so that I basically wallpaper every room in vacation, wedding, puppy, etc. pictures so I’m trying to sprinkle some art throughout the house as well.

On my trip this week I scored these two adorable farm oil paintings for 10 bucks a pop. Not too bad. Something I’m learning about myself – I like farm art, barns, animals, you name it. I’m thinking it would look really cool to pickle the frames on the wood – maybe these would go well in the Dining Room or Master bedroom? Thoughts?

Then there’s this little gem. I’m pretty sure this is one of those finds that borders on the line of being creeptastic, but I’m kind of in to it. Plus, I talked them down from the marked price of $30, to $20.

Tip: Goodwill usually does a markdown on every item that’s been in the store over 30 days, and this one was dated just at the one month mark so I asked the manager for a discount, and it worked!

I somehow think with a whitewashed frame this could look really sweet in a girl’s nursery, but we’ll see where it ends up.

Happy Goodwill Hunting!