Every year for my birthday I take off a week from work to get projects done around my house.
This year I spent the beginning of the week in Denver visiting family and friends and thrift stores and IKEA (duh!)
Let me show you what I picked up:
Yeah, that sucked to bring in the house!
I went to my first Gordman’s where I picked up some new jeans and a few little home decor items. It was also there that I found the best treasure:
Oh yes, that’s a German shepherd dog mask. I screamed across aisles for my friend to come and see it and take my picture. It was amazing. No, I didn’t buy it, it cost more than the jeans I bought and that would be ridiculous!
My thrifting scores:
Two mirrors ($2.99 and $3.99) a cute little hook ($1.99), some vases ($.99 each,) a new little silver tray for my kitchen wall ($.99) and new oil and vinegar bottles ($2.25 each.)
A 5ft long picture ledge ($2.00) and a little table top ($3.24.)
and this NEW! Smith and Hawken mail center ($9.99.)
Plus lots of clothes! Man I love big city thrift stores!
Next I hit up IKEA. You may remember that I had planned on redoing my master bathroom this week but when I went and checked out the cabinet I had planned on using (this one) I was unimpressed by the amount of storage. There were two shelves that were only two inches wide-not even big enough to hold a roll of toilet paper! So, I’m back at square one with my bathroom which is frustrating!
What I did take home:
The white table top and black legs and the wire shelving will go in my basement and the two metal shelves are for my shed. I got a new soap dispenser, some whisks, three wooden boxes and two brackets for my kitchen island and a new doormat.
I also picked up the rest of the wood I need for my shed and a pegboard for the basement.
So, with four more days left of my vacation I plan to replace the light fixtures in the living room, kitchen and my bedroom, create a functional work space in the basement and finish my shed!