Thrifting Finds

It is a beautiful Saturday and the sun in shinning, and the dog had me up at 6am…. I managed to squeeze an extra hour out of him but by 7 am he wanted me up.  I wasn’t happy, I am not going to lie but now just before noon I want to thank him.  I feel like I have already had a full day and it isn’t even lunch time!

I’m home alone today so I was able to get some much overdo blog stalking reading in as I sat in bed enjoying the quiet of my house.  It’s a nail trim day for the big beast but it was much too hot to do our usual 7km round trim walk to the doggie beauty salon so we did a quick 2km around the neighbourhood to get him good and tired before heading there in the car.

The doggie salon is just across the road from our old apartment building which just happens to be next door to one of our favourite parks.  There is a great little spot just down into the trails where we used to take the little mutts to enjoy a cooling of swim {before we moved to our house which is AC equipped} so since Mr. Shaq was such a good boy during his pawdicure, I decided he deserved to a cooling swim on this hot day.

For those of you that don’t know Shaq is our 80 some odd pound Weimaraner.  This is taken straight from the ever-so-reliable Wikipedia, “ Weimaraners are great water dogs as evidenced by their webbed toes” and as I someone who has owned a Weim before, I know its true, so I figured Shack would be pretty pumped about his swim….

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{Shaq the Weimaraner}

Not so.  That’s right, my big tough, somewhat intimidating beast of a dog was terrified of the babbling stream and what I finally figured out to be the large rocks that are in the water.  I don’t even think he got a chance to enjoy the cool down because he was so anxiety ridden by the fact that the water was moving and “what the heck, there ANOTHER rock!”

Alright, enough about my big grey beast, but this is leading somewhere because before I could get through to confirm we could get the dude in for his pawdicure I decided that a little thrifting was in order.  I had spied these lamps at Vinnies earlier in the week that I had {mistakenly} left behind so I decided a trip there and to Value Village couldn’t hurt on a Saturday morning.

I was in Value Village’s parking lot at 8:59am {they open at 9} and not wanting to look like the crazy thrift shopper {i am}, I decided I would head across the street and pick myself up a Starbucks.  Now I am entirely aware of the irony of enjoying a $5.45 black tea latte before heading in to Value Village but hey!

Now as I have mentioned before I have been finding out Value Village to be a little out of control lately.  The sweet deals we once had appear to be long gone so I rarely walk out with anything but today was a totally different story.  Along with a variety of different small decor items and projects I found this.

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{hexagon table}

Oh yay, a hexagon table you say.  What’s so exciting about that?  After all I already did over two of these bad boys for our living room so what could I possibly want with another.  Well this smaller version with a little more height on it caught my eye.  I stopped to check it out and as much as I loved it had no idea where it would go, buuuuuuuut then I saw the price tag …  $4.99, that’s right FOUR DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS.  For those of you that haven’t yet fallen asleep or skimmed past the blabber above, you will know that that is LESS than I just paid for my Starbucks latte, so after coming to that conclusion I determined it simply could not be left behind.

After spending my $25 or so at Value Village I headed over to Vinnie’s to check on my lamps.  Luckily there were three of them left {there were like 6 or 8 on Monday} and I decided at $5 a piece they were coming home.  Our Vinnie’s is great because if you get them hope and they don’t work they will take them back {because $5 bucks is $5 bucks and you can buy yourself a lamp or a hexagon table or a Starbucks latte with that}.

I spent my $22.50 at Vinnies, loaded my additional treasures into the car and headed to Home Depot to stock up on spray paint because despite having about 15 cazillion projects currently on the go, there is nothing better than a quick and easy DIY on the cheap!

Alright enough chatter you wanna see the loot don’t you?  Well, here it is!

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{the loot}

There was one piece that I didn’t want to pass up but with a price tag of $120, it really isn’t a spontaneous buy.

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{sa-sa-sa-sa-saweet unit  – yup… that just happened}

Those doors on top open up and there are drawers and shelves and all kinds of crazy amazing things.  This would have a great office addition for storing craft supplied or be super fun in a bedroom was was lacking in storage.  I think I will be re-visting him to see if the price goes down.  Last weekend Vinnie’s had a 50% off furniture sale, maybe one of those will come up again. I’ve liked them on Facebook so if it does I will know right away!

So what do you think of my finds?  This was by far more most successful thrifting adventure yet!  Now I am off to spray paint but I leave you with more pictures of my finds.

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{thrifting finds}Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{how much do you love that elephant}

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{this table may cause a divorce, or I could just buy him a latte to make up for it}

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{how sexy are the lines of those lamps?}

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{it’s a brass party…. not for long}

Simply Style Blog - Thrifting Finds{honestly, how cute is this guy?}

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5 thoughts on “Thrifting Finds

  1. Great finds! I hope to see a post about what you do with them!! I always see funky things but have a hard time envisioning them in my space. I also would to see how you incorporated Mr Bar Cart into your home too, and how you decorated it.

  2. Way to go! I hope the table doesn’t cause a divorce! Sometimes I get carried away and get something my husband doesn’t approve of! Oh well, he gets over it pretty quickly and then there is always freecycle!
    Xo,
    Z
    http://beingzhenya.com – stop by for the Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!

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