So today was my first trip to a Goodwill Store..
I know, I know what kind of thrifty person am I if I haven't been to Goodwill Store?!?
Before heading to Goodwill, I decided to drop by my local IKEA for a visit to my favorite kitchen. ( Does anyone else do this? Remodeling my kitchen is big on my "wants list" but I need a really affordable option and I hear great things about IKEA kitchens and followed Rhoda at Southern Hospitality and her journey remodeling her home. She's doing a wonderful job and she has great taste! One day soon I hope to chronicle that same journey for you..)
While I was at IKEA I found some wonderful new items...
I found these dinner plates..
So cute!!! And they were only $4.99 a plate. There were so many ways to use these for different tablescapes. My first thought was for my Halloween table.
But what really got me excited was seeing this beauty!
For only $69.99 I snagged my first new sewing machine! I'm really hoping that it's a decent one until I find out if I really need another more heavy duty one. I am excited to attempt my hand at making slipcover for my chairs. Of course I'll document the whole process, don't you worry. I'm quite sure there will be a ton of errors but hopefully it'll be fun!
After ending my love affair at IKEA, (she is an expensive date!) I headed over to Goodwill.
I'm not sure if all Goodwills are similar to this one but I was rather disappointed. They didn't have much in the way of thrifty items but I did find this.
I got rather excited when I first saw it because I've always wanted a luggage rack, AND it was only $6.99. So I walked around for awhile holding it and wondering what would I do with it. I was pretty banged up but I wasn't worried about that a little chalk paint would fix it up no problem. Then I realized that I could use it to put my laundry basket on so that I don't have to bend over to pick it up off the floor. (My back rejoiced!)
I also found some drapery panels for my classroom and $1.99 a piece can't beat that!
I'm in the process of painting my new-to-me laundry rack.. after pictures will follow soon.
Have you ever been to Goodwill? Would you go again? I think that this was my one and only time. I prefer consignment shops. :o)