Not to mention all the money I'm saving. It just bugs me to pay more when I know I can get the same thing for less elsewhere. Look at all of this stuff I bought on Friday:
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Under 50 smackeroos! Specifically, the tray and silver dish were both $3, the wood bowl was $1, Mr. Mirror was $5, the little light was $3.50, and the bigger, fancier fixture was $30. (Yep, over half the money on one thing. But--worth it!) That's a total of $45.50 for everything.
Let's start with the stuff I got from GoodWill. I went in to get containers for wrangling clutter. Hubsey tends to leave little piles of things all over the house, like a squirrel hiding nuts for the winter. At least his stuff will be in bowls now. And the tray! It's Bears colors without being too theme-y, so it'll get a lot of use this football season.
I also hit up the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I'm not normally a gold/brass person, but I really love the thin little frame on this mirror. I might just leave it alone.
This thing is my pride and joy. I may have stroked it lovingly as I stood in line. And named it. (Hello, Beatrice.) There were actually two Beatrices at the ReStore, and as soon as I got home I regretted not buying the other one because I wandered upstairs and remembered there was a second hallway fixture that needs to change. Whoops.
Isn't she purdy? She's going in the entryway. STAT.
The other fixture is pretty basic, brass with a white dome, and it's perfect for above the kitchen sink. It will probably get a coat of spray paint before I install it, because, you know, brass.
So that's my latest thrifting adventure! What have you found thrifting lately? Named any light fixtures? Are you also addicted to the thrill of the hunt? What's your favorite reason for shopping secondhand?