Monday, May 31, 2010

I Love A Bargain!

This is my first time participating in Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays with Linda @ Coastal Charm. I just love her and her blog, so I decided to join in the fun. Who doesn't like bragging about the bargains you find? Heck, that's half the fun!

Today I'm going to share a few goodies I found just before my move to Georgia. Up first?


The Chair!



I found this chair at a yard sale in Lakeland, Florida and instantly fell in love. I know it looks pretty pathetic right now, but envision it painted shabby chic style and reupholstered in some fabulous white fabric yet to be discovered. Thanks to my blogging buddy over at Sissie's Shabby Cottage, I now know what kind of paint to buy. Thanks Sissie for all your inspiration and encouragement!

I love the carving at the top…


and the wheels on the front legs.


I have no idea what the purpose of this chair was originally, its a little on the smaller side, but I'm going to use it in my bedroom. How much did I pay, you ask? I walked away after handing the guy $2.00. SCORE!

Next is this little thingamijiggy. The top drawer opens and holds a box of tissues (see the slot on top?) and then there are two smaller drawers below. I'm planning to paint this all white and you can probably guess that I'm going to encrust it in seashells. I think it will look fabulous. For only $1.00, I think I will have a unique piece once I finally get around to all these projects.


Now the rules say we can share bargains that we found at retail stores also, so here's the table I found at Home Depot. Original price $179. My price? $37! Yes I said, thirty-seven dollars! This was the last one they had and they switched to a different manufacturer, so with no questions ask, I grabbed it up quick! I'm planning on putting in a small deck in this area of my yard as soon as I finish unpacking all these darn boxes.


Now the rules didn't say anything about these next goodies, but yesterday I was at my cousins house in Neptune Beach in Florida and she GAVE me these Newport Sandals by Keen. She bought them last year and only wore them once. She's a flip flops kind of gal and since we both wear the same size, I became the happy recipient. They retail for $95 and I got them for FREE!


She also threw in a couple of her foam visors. She has tons of them (flips flops and a foam visor to match each of her outfits) and she knew I was looking for some. They weigh nothing and you don't get that "visor headache" like the other kind causes. I can't tell you how happy I was that she included the pink one. Isn't life grand when your cousin knows your favorite color? Thanks, Jackie, love you so much!

That's it for this week, now be sure to stop by Linda's to see who else is sharing their nifty, thrifty finds! You just may find some fabulous inspiration of your own.



 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/

30 Thoughtful Comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey great finds Shellebelle!
That chair is a beauty and I can't wait to see it all prettied up!
And great deal on that table too, I really love that one.
Happy Week my friend!
Cindy

sissie said...

I love your chair and when you get through with painting it and adding some pretty fabric to the seat then it will be transformed!
I'm glad that you looked ahead to the possibilities!

Thanks for the compliment. You shouldn't have, aw shucks!

Can't wait to see all of your remakes.

hugs
Sissie

Jane said...

Great finds! I am envious of the Home Depot table...What an absolute steal!!! And I truly love the FREE shoes and visors. Those shoes will be handy while walking on the shell beds...

I've got to get back into the bargain hunting mode...
Hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)

Vintage Remixed said...

Hi Shellebelle,

Thanks for stopping by my blog this evening. I love your finds and your blog is darling!!

You will love the Vintage Flea. So be sure to take lots of money and have fun!!! I'm marking your blog as one of my favorites.

Crystal

Steph said...

Great finds, I love that table!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm sooooo HAPPY to see you at NTT...I hope you are having a FUN time! Now that's one awesome deal on that HD table...lucky you:) Enjoy your new FREE shoes...always luv FREE!

Blessings,
Linda

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Great deals! The chair is my fav. I cannot wait to see its transformation!

Lily Robinson said...

You tugged at my heart strings... I LOVE a bargain! The chair is spectacular! Love the box too. Can't wait to see them with your special touches...

Free is really great! I have some of those visors. WalMart sells them in the craft dept for about $1. They have solid colors, but you can decorate them anyway you want. They're great for the pool and they don't flatten your hair. They're terrible in the wind, though.

Guess I'll have to post about those great deals I got at the consignment shop...

becky at abbeystyle said...

Nice scores!!! It'll be fun to see the shabbies done over someday.

Debbie said...

Love that chair...boy what you can do with it!~ Hope to see you next week for my Garage salen weekend party....it is fun, and a great way to meet new blogging friends. Have a great day!~

kim said...

You found some great finds. I bet that chair will look great and only $2.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

I am loving that chair and those shoes..good finds.
tammy

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

You did great. The chair is awesome, and I'm loving the price on that brand new table! Can't wait to see the final result on the chair.

Bonnie said...

Stopping by from Coastal Charm!! LOVE the chair! What details you found! That table for $37????

Loui♥ said...

Shelle..
Lucky, Lucky you!!
all the neat goodies..
can't wait to see your chair..
gonna be a beauty!
Native sand between my toes has been awesome!!
just loved the squeak!!
sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love that little chair! I also love how old furniture often has those cute little wheels on the bottom -- where the heck did they GO on all that furniture?

I picture people rolling down their streets on dressers and side chairs and little end tables ....

Glad you liked my Majolica bargain. I knew it was something special when I spied it, but my daughter was horrified when I put it in the cart. Ah, kids -- what do they know?
:-)
Cass
PS love the image of you rescuing tree frogs. One of the bathrooms at our family beach house was decorated in FROGS -- my Mom loved them.

Maya said...

Super finds!!! Bargains feel so good, don't they!? Love the sandals too!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

You got great deals! GJ
Following you back :)
Don't miss my give away. You can win an add spot on the top of right side bar. If you have anything French inspired. You can also link it up.
XOXO
Frenchy

Sandy said...

The chair brings me back to my mom,, it's one she had at her sewing machine table.. it rolls so you can get to other work spots... sweet find!
thanks for your visit to my blog today.....
Sandy

Sue said...

I love bargains,and I think you did extremely well in that department with the HD table, your freebies, and that chair, which should turn out so cool when you're done!! No Irish born gal here! Just wanted to show the old homestead that is "going back to the land," as the Irish say. Hope to get there before it is completely gone. Thanks so much for stopping by!
:-) Sue

Lindsay-ann said...

You have some great bargains there. I love the white table and chair. I look forward to seeing the other chair all painted and re-upholstered. Lovely sandals too. You are a lucky girl.
Thanks for the birthday wishes you sent Jessica. She loved hearing from you and had a great birthday.
Lindsay
x

alice said...

Boy howdy I am soooooooooo jealous of your Keens! Enjoy them. Of course all your goodies are wonderful. That chair is beautiful. Sissie is the know-how -go-to-girl! She is a sweetheart. Looking forward to the rest of the "picture". Thanks so much for your sweet comments.
smiles, alice

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhonda, don't look now, but you just won a shiny object! You are one of the winners of my giveaway. It was done by random number, so I didn't cheat! :-) Girl, you are living right because I know you won one from Cindy, too! LOL!

Rhonda ShellBelle... come on down!

Email me...

XO,

Sheila :-)

giz said...

OK, you win - you are now appointed as the personal shopper of the year. Great finds!!!

Charlotte's Color Specialist said...

I saw your post on Maya's blog referencing my "color from a memory". Glad you like it.

St Mary's GA? I'll be there July 8th by Osprey Cove. Small world.

Cute post by the way …

Kristin said...

I think there are amazing possibilities for that chair. Great snag!

simpledaisy said...

Ooh yes...
What great finds:)

mbkatc230 said...

I cannot believe you snagged that chair for 2.00! Amazing, I can't wait to see what you do with it. You found some great bargains. Good for you, I know you're going to have fun with all this! Hugs, Kat

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great finds...but I LOVE the chair! What a steal! Happy weekend!...Debbie

CrazyCris said...

Bargains are dangerous... they lead to my house being stuffed! :p

But that does look like an elegant chair!

Did you catch my post from last Friday? World Oceans Day is here again and I'm doing another Oceanic Blog-A-Thon!!! Spread the word and join in again? ;o)

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