Yesterday was a very cost-efficient day!
First I picked up this bookcase, which was a Craigslist find for $15. I'm going to paint it white to make it look more cottage than rustic.
On my way back from buying the bookcase I stopped at one of my favorite Goodwill haunts and found these marked, 1962 Syroco sconces for $2.96 each.
Plus these two ivy topiaries for $4.96 each. They both had brown bases, but I'm going to paint the bases white, and I've already started on one.
Then I went to my friend's house. She's a graphic artist, and is helping me clean up my logo for Mr. P's Emporium, and add a new element to my tags and collateral. Although I keep saying I want to pay her, she's insisting on doing it for free. So I'll have to come up with a really nice gift for her!
I must have had "free" vibes floating around me, because as I was leaving her place, I saw that her neighbor down the road had put out this dresser and night stand on the street.
It's big, well-made out of pecan, and I can attest to the fact that the sucker is heavy! Luckily it has wheels and we were able to roll it to her house, and my son was home for the weekend, so I was able to bring him back with me to load it into my SUV.
It was meant to be!
I forgot to put it in for the photo, but the night stand has a really cute scalloped shelf. The only thing wrong with the set is one of the drawer pulls on the dresser is broken.
Didn't its former owners know people would have paid for it if they listed it on Craigslist?
But I'm not complaining!
I haven't decided what I'm going to do to the set refreshing-wise yet, but I'll come up with something.
This week I have to focus on painting so I can move all the furniture I've been accumulating to Mr. P's new space on the 1st. Then I'll have room to accumulate more to paint for Lucketts!
Whatever you have planned, I hope you have a great week!