For a few months now I've been looking for new chairs for my dining room. Definitely a want, not a need. Whenever I hit the thrift stores I'll check the furniture and see if there are any I like for a good deal. When looking for Lila's career day costume last week I saw this pair for $100 each. I loved them and they were in almost perfect condition, exactly what I was looking for, but the price was too steep.
Upon leaving the store there was a big sign advertising that the upcoming Friday everything in the store was 1/2 off. Aca-what? Music to my ears.
Friday morning I was there when the store opened and grabbed the tags off those chairs so fast. My first though was that I would recover them until I remembered I can barely sew a straight line. Reupholstery is expensive and since the chairs are in such great shape and I like the fabric, I can put that off a few years.
When I placed the new chairs in the room I literally jumped up and down. I always thought that was just a saying but it's real. When you are completely giddy about something you really do jump up and down! We use our dining room a lot so these chairs will be very loved.
The old chairs. It sounds extremely bratty but after 10 years I was just sick of them. They were getting a little grungy and I wanted something bigger to change the whole look of the room.
Of course I found some other deals as well. I paid $7.50 for the rollerblades (for Emry), $3.00 for the tablecloth (cause I
don't need another one), $0.60 for both magazines, and $6.00 for some random material that I will let the girls try and make some little quilts or blankets with.
$1.00 for some cloth napkins, a microfiber and 2 potholders. Do you see that $0.20, yes, that means I got them for $0.10 each, it so made my day. And microfibers can be $3 or $4 each new, which this one was. I tend not to use too many chemical cleaning products so I love microfibers.
$1.00 for a cute rainbow shirt for Lila & $0.50 for a robe for Ethan. Can we talk about the robe? This robe was brand new and retails for about $15.00. I should know because I've bought a few at Costco. We go to our community pool year round and my kids wear their robes instead of bringing a towel. This is an extra Large so it will be perfect in a year or 2 for Ethan. So happy!
$3.00 for the shirt and leggings for Lila and $1.50 for the pink dress I got for my niece Kiera.
I loved this bright blue skirt as soon as I saw it. Usually I am super lazy and go with dresses as they require no coordinating, but it fit like a glove so I had to get it. I paired it with a fun top I got a few years ago at Marshall's and some bright shoes I got on clearance at Kohl's for $8.00. Usually I don't go to Kohl's but I went during the Christmas holiday with my sister and saw these. Even though they're a 9 and I wear an 8.5, I buckled em' tight and made em work.