Thursday, February 23, 2012

I think I'm in Over My Head

Today is the first time I think the house we bought was too big.

Coming from 600 something square feet of a condo, we knew when we were looking at houses we wanted something that we could grow in to.  Hence, the 3,600 something square foot mansion.  And when I say mansion, I'm comparing to the condo.  I don't actually think I live in a mansion.  Though, wouldn't that be nice ;-)

But everyday, I have a new project idea.  And everyday, I go home and am exhausted from work and don't do anything house related.  But the next day, another project.  Or another 12 project ideas.

On the plus side, I did score some awesome Craigslist/thrift store finds today.

When I started night stand shopping for our guest bedroom, I was HORRIFIED at how much a simple piece of wood furniture would cost.  And, considering I can't seem to buy a piece of furniture (new or used) without tearing it apart and changing it's appearance, thrift stores seem to be a lot more economical on the budget.

I blame Pinterest. Maybe I should have given that up for Lent instead of clothes shopping...

I found this great table for $5 -- solid wood and everything is sturdy. And refinished I think it will serve a purpose. 


I also found these candle sticks for $1.99 each.  I am thinking they would look great painted teal and possibly even turned into lamps.
$2 each

Since our guest bedroom is navy, yellow and white themed, I couldn't turn down these navy blue frames for under $2 each.  They are darker than the picture looks.
$2 each

And for my final thrift store find, I found this lovely little statue.  So far, no one that I've shown seems to like him but I just adore him.


Then for my splurge of the day, I found this great mirror on Craigslist.  I'm picking it up from the lady tomorrow evening.  I'm thinking this will look great over my future buffet in the dining room.


All for less than $85?  I'm stoked.

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