Thursday, October 31, 2013

Goodwill Finds

Want to know what my favorite part of Ohio is so far? My local Goodwill!! In California, I would find something pretty good every few months. And everything below? Amazing finds in only 1 week!!

First up this side chair for $9.99. I almost walked away from it because I thought that it would be too hard to reupholster. My Instagram friends thought the price was too good to pass up, even if it didn't work out - so I went for it. I'm thinking to replace the back channeling with tufting - I'd probably need a special sewing machine to duplicate it. LOVE the front legs!!


This coffee table is pretty big, 30" W x 50" L. We've already started working on it - I love how it's coming together! Stay tuned.

 How about this mid - century modern floor lamp!? Amazing, right? The finish is a little worn, so it will need something. Or this large french provincial mirror, love it! The frame is plastic, but still worth it. I can't  believe this little octagon frame was only .99! Finally, this little silver bowl. I think I could use it pretty much anywhere!


All of this for just over $35! Pretty good, right? Thoughts? What would you do with some of my finds?

p.s. we made two trips one in our little volvo and one in our little mini .. but everything fit, barely .. David's been looking at trucks online recently, so maybe we'll have a thrifting friendly vehicle soon! Plus with all the rain we've been getting, looks like it might be a snowy winter ... so a truck would be good!

19 comments:

  1. I REALLY like the chair. Any ideas on what fabric you'll use? I do like the channeling. I think I may be addicted to thrift store shopping. My local Salvation Army stores are better than the Goodwill store but it's nice to have choices.

    Can't wait to see what you do with all of your finds. You are so creative!

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  2. Wow, I can't believe all the goods you found!!! Those are some awesome scores, for amazing prices! :)

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  3. when i moved from california to maryland last year i also found that goodwill is SO much better here. it almost makes up for the weather that isn't as stellar...

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  4. Love the chanel back chair! Keep hoping I find one on my thrifting hunts.

    As one who grew up in the Midwest, unless that truck has a 4 wheel drive, trucks are the worst vehicles in the snow since there's no weight in the back.

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  5. So jealous! Our goodwill has NUTTIN. That chair's going to be amazing!

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  6. Maybe try Rub n Buff on the lamp? Can't wait to see the chair!

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  7. I think that lamp calls for some more Montana Gold! Great finds!

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  8. Welcome to the midwest! Where fewer people know whats good and the prices are much better! ;)

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  9. Dang- gooooood thrifting in your neck of the woods!! I wish we had decent thrift stores around here- they are all expensive and terrible. Can't wait to see what you have in store for everything!!

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  10. You hit the jackpot! Nothing like a good Goodwill :)

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  11. can't wait to see that chair when you finish with it! and LOVE that lamp!

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  12. Love the frame... bright color on that one!

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  13. Did you get the Goodwill App for your phone yet? Goodwill is awesome! I use it on every trip we go. Love your finds! And cant' wait to see some more Sarah Dorsey transformations!

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  14. Great finds! Love that chair! $9.99!! Can't wait to see how you re-invent them all.

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  15. WOW! Incredible finds. I wish my Goodwill had prices like this, most of the stuff in mine is almost at full retail!

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  16. Good god, why are people in Ohio sending so much good stuff to Goodwill?! You have gotten some amazing stuff and I know you are going to make each of them look awesome.

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  17. That chair!!! It would be amazing in a wide horizontal stripe. Something bold.
    Can't wait to see what you do with it!!

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  18. Love that chair! It would look amazing in a wide, horizontal stripe. Something bold! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  19. great finds! And awesome prices...we have pretty good thrifting around here, but the prices aren't always super cheap. I know my favorite thrift store would want 15 or 20 dollars for a big mirror like that!

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