I've been finding some really good things at some of my favorite thrift stores, and this past weekend proved to be a gold mine as well! I found a set of 11 glass plates for only $4 and thought they would be great for the upcoming holidays, since I had a shortage of dessert plates last year. After a good cleaning, they look great. Don't you love the cheese board and pitcher? $8 for both.
Please slap me for not getting this. I was worried about how much I'd be able to resell it for, so I hesitated and when I came back it was gone. Part of me really wanted to keep it, but since I've been working on my other piece, I didn't think I should start stacking buffets in the garage. Only $55. Maybe next time.
Queen headboard for $11! I can't decide if I should keep it or resell, since I've been looking for something like this and it's so cheap. As you can see, the middle section isn't real wood, but I'm thinking it should take the paint just fine. I'll probably have to use primer to make sure it adheres. Also, I'd like to add some upholstery nails to the perimeter of the middle section as well, but I'm not quite sure if they'll go into this particle board (or whatever non-wood product it is). I really like the lines of the piece and think it would look great with a little help. If any of you know about the nail head trim (in terms of if it will work), please enlighten me.
I loved this headboard and really wanted it (for only $20!!!!), but I didn't have a way to get it back to my house. Why don't I have a truck????? I love the combination of the scroll with the posts, and it reminds me a bit of a bed that my girlfriend just bought for her daughter from Ikea. Since my bedroom is a dark brown, this would've looked great against the wall in a glossy white . . .
And as a small parting gift, I also picked these "guide lights" for $2--I think I overpaid (that's the cheap me coming out). Anyhow, I always love the look of the lights in the paper bag during the holidays, and since I hadn't thought about flame retardant bags, I figured maybe these were a good buy (the package also includes the 6 tea lights). If I don't end up using them, I can always give them away.
It was a good weekend. :) Don't forget to let me know if you have any answers to the questions above-thanks!