Monday, July 6, 2009

Score at the Thrift Store

There is a Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store not far from my home. I popped in right before they were closing and cast my eye immediately on this desk/chair. It is HEAVY, in remarkable condition and has the little book shelf underneath. Probably about $20, thought I. It was only 8.50; yahoooo! Right away I'm thinking, what color should I paint it? Pink? Red? White? Sea Blue? Probably will decide the second before I dip the brush in the can. Click here to see the update: http://fairytalescottage.blogspot.com/2009/07/safe-boring-choice.html

This pair of Princess House crystal candle holders are outdated with shiny gold bases, but they were only two dollars each! I can easily spray paint the bases white or pink, which will make them look sooooo much better. What a deal!

Be sure to visit Rhoda at southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/2009/07/oh-fun-of-catholic-rummage-sale.html for more Thrifty Treasures. It is so fun to see the deals others come up with!

19 comments:

Susie Q said...

Oh my. The desk looks like the ones I sat in for elementary schools. Circa. 60s or 70s, I'd guess.

Suzanne in TX said...

I absolutely love the desk! You can be so creative with such a find. Be sure and share the after pictures in a future post. Come for a visit anytime...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a great deal on the desk! That's very cute. Thanks for playing this week.

Amy Lynne said...

I love old school desks and for that price, wow!

Brenda Eason said...

I love the old chair. I had one just like it and it has come up missing. I had for got it until I saw yours.We moved alot with my husbands job and he left alot at our old home. I bet that was where it went. Now i want it back hehe.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yep - Use to sit in those kind of desk/chairs. You got some good deals.
Glenda

Kammy said...

Great deals ! I added my name to follow as I am dying to see that little desk transformed !
Hugs ~ Kammy

~~Carol~~ said...

You're so lucky to have a HFH store by you! I would love to go to one some day. I love that little desk. I had one when I was little, and my Mom still has it. Every generation gets to play with it! Great find, at a great price!

Marie said...

Hello there - I'm new to your blog! Love that desk you scored! No matter what color you go with, it will look super cute. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Well that desk sure brings back memories of middle and high school days. Looking forward to seeing what color it ends up. :)

Lisa said...

Super great treasures!!
Hugs, Lisa

Caroline said...

Wonderful finds and great ideas...post the after pictures!!! Can't wait to see them.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Cindy, great find and great price on that school desk! Can't wait to see the makeover photos!

Love the Princess House crystal candle holders. Great bargain! Want to see the photos on those too!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Blue Creek Home said...

Cute desk and I love the candleholders. They will be scrumptious painted!
Rhonda

Sue said...

Fantastic bargain on the desk- it would look scrumptious in a bright hot pink or cool green! Post your after shots when you're done!

RedAries said...

Those candle holders will be so cute when painted!

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Love the desk. Great find!

Jackie

Christina said...

Love both of your finds. The desk is great. Solid wood.

Love the glass candlesticks too---great deal.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love that desk. I used to have one when I was a teenager and it sat in the corner of my room so I had a place to get my homework done. Those candleholders would be adorable in Krylon's ballet slipper pink {but of course I would say that because I am simply addicted to it!}