So this past weekend I visited one of my favorite thrift stores by our house, Savers. Do you have these by you? They are huge, and have tons of interesting stuff. As I was walking around I found some deals…and some things that weren’t deals at all. Have you ever found something cool at a secondhand store and thought to yourself ‘I think I could get a new one for that price!’? That happened to me today, and I instantly wanted to write a blog post: is this a deal or no deal?
The first thing I spotted were these wood chairs:
They were really nice and in great condition. They probably could use a little TLC, but would be a great set for any kitchen or dining room. Would you believe they were marked $4.99 each? And everything in the store was 25% off the day I was there. So $15 for a set of four nice dining chairs? That’s a no brainer. Deal! If I had room in my car I may have bought them (Kevin would have thought I was insane, but come on, that’s a deal). I could have fixed them up and kept them as extra seating in our dining room or used them in my dreamy breakfast nook some day!
Once I saw that bargain I got excited when I saw this in the next aisle over:
It wasn’t solid wood, but it was in good condition. I desperately need something like this to organize my mess of necklaces and such.
I figured if those chairs were only $15 and they were solid wood this would be the deal of the century…WRONG! It was marked $49.99. Really? Does anyone else think that’s crazy at a thrift store? I think it might be sitting there a while. I know it would have been $37.50 after the 25% off, but still. It would be something I’d probably want to paint to match our bedroom a bit better. I just couldn’t do it. You can get a brand new (fake wood) jewelry armoire for not too much more on Amazon, or practically anywhere! I could probably find one that matches our bedroom set also. I was kinda bummed this wasn’t less, but I did find some other deals.
Next I spotted two coffee tables.
The first one looked like wood, but it had some scratches and what looked to be a burn mark. I am sure it could look better with some more TLC (or maybe some strageticly placed decorative items, lol). It was marked $9.99 so it would have been $7.50. Not bad for a coffee table. Deal?
The second table was obviously painted white and used as a child’s table as it was covered in markers and crayon. It had a really cool shape and I loved the unique design on the top. This guy was only $7.99/$6 after the discount. It would have come home with me if I wasn’t driving a sports car filled to the brim with baby items. This table was definitely a deal if you wanted to take the time to make it pretty.
The last thing that caught my eye were two vintage light covers/globes:
The pair of globes were very pretty, and a steal (not even a deal) at 49 cents each, or (with the discount and tax actually) 80 cents for both! I have yet to decide where these are going or if I will keep them, but I felt like I had to buy them (is that bad?). I am wondering how one would look in our bedroom. We need a very small/low profile fixture to go above the bed, and this might be perfect. They might look cute in the closet or even the bathroom also. If I don’t keep them I’ll probably try to sell them on etsy. I just looked up vintage glass globes on there and I see a few for $20 each. Considering I paid 40 cents each, that’s expensive!
What do you think? Would these have been deals or no deals for you? Have you gotten any good deals lately?