Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My $5 find

Last Saturday after dropping the kids off at a primary activity a yard sale sucked me in on my way home. I had already spent too much money this month, so I told myself I'd just drive by and take a glance. Something told me I should and the last time this happened I found tons of great Barbie things for myself, I mean Peyton, for very little money. So, I obeyed. And this is what I saw...
Yes, I know it looks bad, but I saw the true potential in it. I got out and took a closer look and tested the drawers and found her in sound condition, just needing some TLC, sanding and a coat of paint (leftover from P's furniture). I probably would have shelled out $20 for this beauty even though I really shouldn't have. I asked the woman how much they wanted for it, she replied, "$5?" Seriously? I tried not to shout out, "YES!" too quickly. I also found two partially dressed GI Joes and a little girl Barbie with blond and red hair, I got those three for $1.

I quickly got to work on my "new" desk so I could get my Grandma's sewing machine off the kitchen table. Tyler is very pleased and now our front room looks even more of a mish mash of stuff, playroom/exercise room/office/sewing room. Anyway, the machine is on loan till the middle of December and I guess I'm hoping she'll cave and let me use it longer since I have made more permanent arrangements for it! It's a slightly older PFAFF, though not nearly as ancient as mine and it does all kinds of handy things and it doesn't have constant tension issues like my machine does. I thought I didn't like sewing but I've discovered that I love it when I have a machine that actually works like it should!





8 comments:

Pollock Palooza said...

Love it! I just love painted everything!

RMCarter said...

The desk looks great! Yay for bargins!!

The Smith Family said...

Great job Kelly! Wow, 5 bucks, that's GREAT! I love it when I find a good deal. I need a sewing table too...maybe I need to start garage sale-ing tomorrow (they do weird things out here--Thursday and Fridays are the best garage sale days here for some reason??). Yay for a cute sewing desk (and the barbies!)!

Scrapally said...

You did a great job...it looks beautiful! That really was a super deal! Have fun sewing!!

Robin said...

Good deal and be careful cuz yard saleing can become and addiction !! Take it from an addict !!!lol

Jill said...

You saw potential that I didn't. The first picture, I thought, no, not my style. But the finished product....darling! The white really does it justice. The charm and style just bounce right out by what you did.

Kirsten said...

I LOVE IT!! The desk has such cool curves and I love the shape of it! Way to go-you did a beautiful job! I too have learned to listen to that "inner voice" about getting something or going with a thought. It usually pays off pretty good!

donnam said...

WWWOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!! That is wonderful. You did a fantastic job. You totally motivated me to get going on my desk! Thanks!