It had been awhile since I'd been to ReStore so, a few Saturdays ago, I decided I'd pop in on my way to the grocery store. I've been on a mission, of sorts, to find some cheap upper kitchen cabinets to use in our laundry room. I also want some to make into a small buffet for our dining area.
When I walked into ReStore, there was a huge sign that said, 50% off. This immediately honed my thrift store senses and led me directly to this vintage beauty of upper cabinets.
I loved the glass panes (even though I'll clearly need to replace one). It was four feet long which was the exact length I needed. It was priced at $25.00 so I'd be getting it for $12.50. Eeeek!
I went out that same day to Lowe's to buy her some feet to stand on. Can't wait to see her all painted and pretty.
I looked around some more and found this cabinet that I thought I could use in my laundry room.
A little plain Jane, but I figured since it was on sale for $17.50 that with some trim molding, white paint and pretty hardware, I could make it shine.
I'm thinking that I'll paint it black, although, now that I look at it, I kind of like the tarnished bronze look.
With my bounty in tow, I headed for the longest line I've ever had to wait in at ReStore. This was the one time in my life that I was actually happy to be waiting in line. There I was chit chatting it up with the other ReStore dorks while we giddily compared what great bargains we were getting. I have never seen a group of middle aged handymen clucking excitedly about the great deals they were getting on boxes of nails and French doors. It was quite a scene and there I was clucking along with them about my cabinet coup.
The icing on the cake though was when I found out that everything in the store was actually 75% off because our ReStore is moving locations at the end of September. Holy Moving Sales Batman! I could barely contain my excitement and had to share with someone so, I quickly sent a text to my sister Michelle because a) she loves ReStore as much as me and b) she has a truck! I have a small SUV so I could fit the stuff I was already getting into it, but maybe I'd find more?
So far, this is what I'd spent:
vintage cabinet - $ 6.25
plain cabinet - $ 8.75
light shade - $ 6.25
excited frugal dork happiness - priceless
For a whopping total of $21.25. I know! Right?
After Michelle got to ReStore, I walked around with her, not really expecting to find anything else.
Somehow, I had overlooked these cabinets, on sale for $11.25! I could hardly contain my excitement. I am such a ReStore dork. I don't know if you've ever priced cabinets before at Home Depot but just one single upper oak cabinet is around 80 bucks.
Image below via Cre8tive Designs, Inc.)
You're in store for a HUGE, I'm talking HUGE, HUGE treat next time because I'll be giving an oh-so exciting tour of "The Arm Pit". Try to contain your excitement!
Thanks for reading. :)