Saturday, July 19, 2014

The diamond in the rough...

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Hello, hello, my lovely friends!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Ours is chock full of fun with family and friends. I really enjoy spending time with them but, man, this girl is exhausted! I can barely drag my feet today...

But I know I promised to tell you how much I spent for the dresser :) No Terri, it wasn't free :)

Last week we all went to Toys R Us to use my oldest son's Birthday coupon (the perks of signing the kids up for the Birthday Club - $5 to spend on anything). But very close to Toys R Us is my favorite Goodwill. Of course, I couldn't pass it up :)

Before I knew it, I was in the furniture department.  And here it was... my diamond in the rough. For the most unbelievable price. (insert drum rolls, please!!):

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Yep, just $5.99 (Cindy, you were the closest with your guess on Facebook :) I couldn't believe my eyes at first. Score! I immediately called my husband and told him that we are getting it. To sweeten the deal even further - even though it was super-sweet already - I used a 20% coupon that I got after donating a bunch of stuff to them, so in reality I only paid $4.69 for it. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, it's very solid though does need a bit of help. But all of it is cosmetic, and I can see this piece lasting us for years and years to come.

And this is my major score for the month :)

And did you get any good deals lately, whether in a grocery store, from thrift stores or classifieds, or, maybe, yard sales??

11 comments:

  1. Love it! You can make a cute pad for the top. I saw some really nice handles at Habitat for Humanity store. Do you have one there? Check it out!

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  2. This is the best sort of buy Lena!!! It makes you feel so good,don't you think? I actually picked up something that was by the dustbin the other week .....mmmm think it might make a good topic for a post!


    How are the little ones ?

    keep well

    Amanda x

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  3. Wow, what a great price! None of the thrift stores around here ever have furniture that cheap. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  4. Great find! I finally found a dresser for my DD who moved back in with me, i spent a year doing so, and had a $100 budget. Thrilled to get a wood one for $75 and located right here in town. Tapped the shoulder of my firend with a Suburban and my older son to move it out of the seller's home, and into mine. See my blog for a picture: Ctonabudget.blogspot.com

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  5. Nice, Lena!! What a great deal!! :)

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  6. I am speechless...What a fantastic deal.... and I know you will make it look awesome.....Can't wait to see the finished project.....((((HUGS))))

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  7. Wow that is great, I'm so glad you were able to get such a great deal. I'm sure you will do a terrific job sprucing it up, I am always amazed by your talent with things like that!
    Rhonda

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  8. That is an awesome bargain! Look forward to seeing the finished dresser :)

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  9. Josh used his Toys R Us bday coupon and with 80% off clearance, he got three things for $0.21!

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  10. I knew the price would be low but this is amazing, I am so happy for you!

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