August 29, 2012

Bargain Hunt Success!

I just couldn't take it anymore.  I needed drawers!

I needed storage space.  So I went to my creative monster inside me.  And then I went hunting through my favorite trunk shops.  And Craigslist.

Craigslist find!  Chest of Drawers - Dresser - and Mirror.

I needed this in our spare bedroom for storing all my linens - fabric - sewing supplies - and a few other items that have been giving me frustration.  I was able to move a folding table and a plastic set of storage drawers down to the attic!

Trunk Shop find.  3-Drawer Chest.  I was absolutely thrilled when I found this little diddy!

I was able to store towels and washcloths - toiletries - and a few other items.  This enabled me to move another plastic set of storage drawers down to the attic.  More importantly - it allowed me to rearrange the shelves beside the tub so I can store our canister vacuum and steam mop with ease.

Another Craigslist find! Queen-size Herculon Sleeper Sofa.

The story behind looking for this will come later.

It has to do with Carlie.  It's her fault.

Anyway - ready for this?

  • Bedroom dresser set - $75.00
  • Bathroom 3-Drawer Chest - $20.00
  • Queen-size Sleeper Sofa - $60.00

" Cha-Ching ! "

All the drawers for the bedroom and bathroom will look totally different - very soon.  Plans are for using Chalk Paint to jazz things up!

One other little treat I decided to - finally - cave in to giving myself!

I found these at another Trunk Shop I like to visit.  I wanted a mix 'n match set of my own to choose from.  I'm still looking for a sugar and creamer set.  But I got really lucky finding these!

  • Sadler Teapot - $10.00 ( " I know!  I know! " )
  • Sadler Teacups w/Saucers ( set of 6 ) - $22.00

" Cha-Ching ! "

I have been wanting to get the hunt for all these items off my list for quite some time now.  And I put my foot down and decided to get it done in time for a special weekend.

But that's for a posting to come later! " Shhhh.... "


A Lady's Life said...

I know. People give away lots of nice stuff and I love tea pots.You got yourself a beautiful set.:)

Queenacres said...

Great finds! I'm guessing Carlie wanted a bigger surface to stretch out better....was that the reason for the new sofa? I cant wait see what you do with the drawers!

Deb said...

Wonderful finds!! Can't wait to hear "why" you needed to find a new sofa! LOL Sounds like it could be an interesting story. :)

Anonymous said...

You would have a ball at the auction we went to