The sweetest things in life, aren't things......

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

SERIOUSLY....I CRIED

O.K. I am sure you all get sick of my wretched DI finds. But being the "Thrift Goddess" (haha) I am, it is a big part of my life and passion. So you will have to deal with these posts!

I was so excited to find this!!!! Seriously, I teared up in the van. I have been saving my extra money here and there, for a new bedroom set for the girls. The one I have had my eyeballs on costs a pretty penny. So I haven't been in to much of a hurry. Although I want it badly, you also all know that I have a hard time convincing myself that paying a pretty penny is a great idea. So, I have been fine with just waiting and someday purchasing it.

WELL....wait.....NO MORE!!!

I found something even better at fractions of the cost! I still can't believe I found it! I was looking at this wretched, rickety old wood, twin poster bed. Thinking that "Hey, self, you could make this work for the girls. Just add paint and fix it up." It was only $12.00 and I was considering it. I called Beau to see if he could run over and get his opinion. (I am weird, I know. Total women, 'cause I am so indecisive and fickle minded. I need reassurance! HA!) Anyways, he said he couldn't come over. So I still sat there thinking about it, and then..........

this beauty caught my eye............


Oh my goodness. Gorgeous. I knew from this little glimpse, there was something beautiful smashed between all the other germ infested wood head boards, foot boards, and cribs! So I pulled the pieces out...... ( Even without worrying how dirty my hands were getting! Of course, it wasn't put together, but I knew this was a keeper. Although my friend happened to be there and I did ask her opinion. Which is funny, cause after I got it together I was thinking "what is wrong with you self...this is a great find")





It may not look like it now, but I could tell right away this was a high quality bed. The bed I have saved for is trundle. But I have a trundle, so I can just keep it, and heighten the bed and roll it under to make it work. I still feel all giddy and dream like! (No I didn't just say that) I can't wait to put a fresh coat of paint on it and get it ready!

SO STAY TUNED..................................

Oh..and just for fun...guess the cost!! The bedroom set I saved for was $550.00 for just the bed. It looked a lot like this, but newer.... HAPPY GUESSING!!!

29 comments:

Becca said...

I guess the bed cost . . . ummmmm . . . exactly twenty dollars! (Boogs, idiot, the tag is on one of the pictures.)

Sweet sweet deals!!!

Lindsey said...

That is a great fine! Love sleigh beds...the cost, I'll guess...Well, I just read your sister's comment ha ha (I didn't notice). I would have guessed $55.

Kristin said...

I'm going to guess $15-20. Awesome Bonnie!! I love the DI!! I'm at the one here at least once a week:) That bed and your cradle are both amazing finds darlin!

~Our Rockabilly Life~ said...

I HATE HATE HATE HATE that you have a DI. I don't have one and it BLOWS! GRRR. I would love to be able to be doing fix it projects but unfortunatly, with no garage, no yard, and no extra rooms to do these projects in I would be doing them in my bedroom or living room for the duration of time it took to fix them! oh well. I'm so happy you found a sleigh bed for that cheap I'm sure you will make it awesome!

Heidi Anderson said...

That bed is so cute! They just open a new Di in layton about 2months ago I haven't even been in there but seeing the stuff you and your sisters get I'm going to make a stop by there. love you

The Reeder Raiders said...
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The Reeder Raiders said...

That is funny. i would have guessed $35.00

The Reeder Raiders said...

That is funny. i would have guessed $35.00

Christina said...

Don't tell me you got that for under $30 bucks! I LOVE it! I want one! Maybe I need to start hitting up thrift stores around here more often. Great Job!

Jess and Dusty said...

I'm so glad that you found the bed. It was a great steal huh? It looks great all put together.

Care N' Mike said...

could you please shop for me :)

hanna terrill said...

I love it Bon. It is so beautiful! Is it tall enough to fit a trundle under it?

The Cutlers said...

Bon- I love it. Even more than what I imagined!!! It is so perfect for what you were wanting!! Good job DI goddess!

Me and My 3 said...

AWESOME! Good job sis, you got the eagle eye award this week.
love you
Ali

The Hammers said...

Okay, I'm seriously so jealous of your D.I. finds! I guess I need to bring myself to go in there and look aroumnd. Hmmm, cost was $20 or so. Am I right? It's worth more, for sure, but I know what kind of bargainer (is that a word) you are. Good job! I'm seriously jealous of that bed. If you decide it won't work for you, I know someone that will give you a pretty penny for it! Hint! Hint! :)

The Shaws said...

You are definitely the thrift goddess and so humble about it too I might add. Ha!

The bed is awesome. Way to go!

happystuff4 said...

i love the bed it is so awesome I wish i could find a bed like that to redo and put in savahanna bedroom maybe i need you to go with me so i can find one lol.

Monica said...

You find some of the most amazing things at the DI (I must not go there enough I will have to try harder to shop more) .. I can’t wait to see the bed when you are finished with it.

Jesse and Ashley Packer said...

Please don't tell me you got this for anywhere under $50.00. It is so pretty. I guess I need to go to DI more, It is just so dirty and I am a crazy lady with a big germ problem. Seriously.... I can't go to certain places. My phobia is keeping me from some really great deals. I need help. LOL. Can't wait to see the finished product with all of the bedding on. I bet your girls are thrilled!!!

The Bunnell Fam said...

Well my sister gave it away in her fist comment. I didn't realize one of the pictures still had the tag...but Yeah...a whoppin' $20.00 . Which is strange since the Cedar DI always overprices everything....but in this case they didn't! Hooray for me!!

Stoddards said...

okay i need to go shopping with you. i can never find great things like that. i have been looking for a twin bed so i can finish one for carter.

The Phillips Family said...

Wow! I love it. It is so funny that someone else's old things can turn into your priceless finding. So cute Bonnie.

The Calder Crowd said...

I had a lot of reading to catch up on here...sorry I've been so slow to post! I am glad you found just what you were looking for, how exciting! I don't have a clue on what to guess...last time you had us guess I was way off! Hope you are doing well, I miss you like crazy!!

Ralph and Annette Perez said...

Way to bee a Penny Pincher! I love the DI finds. It doesn't hurt to go in there and scavenge sometimes. Way to be smart. By the way,. that is a fine looking piece of furniture.

dragonlady66 said...

Bonnie that is great. Can't wait to see it when you are done.
love you
Aunt sharon

Kristin said...

I know we are not supposed to covet things, but I can't help it. That bed is to die for and $20 bucks, come on!!! Our DI would have priced that at $50 or more. I am loving it!! Oh and thanks for the joys of home blog, love that too. I am inspired to go find doors now. She had some killer ideas on there. I am excited to see the finished project, head to my blog to see my finished projects that I did last week.

Mandy said...

I LOVE your finds. What a gorgeous bed frame. I can't wait to see the finished project.

Becca said...

Oh Bigs . . . my comment was the first and the last. Heehee.

STRATTON FAMILY said...

Wow you are amazing we don't find that good in Idaho. That will be so adorable.