11.13.2008

nine dollars and eighty cents

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               before... good GOLLY gold                               after... green apple girly green

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and she LOVES it!
i'm so glad!
our little book worm didn't have enough light by her bed to read at night...
so... lil bit & i went shopping today for BIG SIS!
i love when you can find such treats at Goodwill!
One person's "trash"... another person's perfect TREAT! 
i like that it is big & bold... and full of sass!  :) 
Don't ya just love a fun find!      

22 comments:

Simply Me... said...

i must say you are something else! she a lucky little girl...


BiG hUgS!

HipMomma said...

I have NEVER had such luck. You are good.

THEhooahwife said...

=) I love it. You really have a talent! Makes me want to go Goodwillin' when we get settled in after the move!

The Queen's Castle said...

Ok, why aren't you here shopping for (I mean "with") me???? You could have an open slate!!!

Come back home; I'm not sure we can afford decorating otherwise ;-)

Oh, yes, did I mention, you need to go see a movie (hee, hee hee)

The Queen's Castle said...

Ewe! You saw that green-thing on MamaMia's blog?!? I had to stop reading. You would do the same if she had a pic of a gecko :)

MGF said...

It is like Design on a Dime... hahaha

I like giving things a new life.

Amy said...

I need to go and spend an afternoon at Goodwill...Lord knows I've given lots of my things there...I wonder what treasures I'll find while I'm there! Maybe tomorrow...I can do it with two little ones in tow...right?

Gorgeous and so fun! I love the lamp!! Gives me an idea for my room!

Melissa Ellen Tweak said...

i love it!!! you are right - such a treat - you and lil bit have it going on in the style vision dept! (other depts too - but we'll wait for other posts) I WAS A BOOK WORM TOO! (still am kinda)

April said...

that lamp is the STUFF !!!

Happy Lizzz said...

Okay! You HAVE to share how you did that!! I am so confused. A beautiful pale green, but you can see a little gold in certain spots! Did you use a towel to apply the paint? A dry brush??

Can you share?

It's so beautiful! I love it! :)

Thanks so much for your comment/advice on my blog! I had such a tough time juggling all that advice! But yours was especially important because I just LOVE your style...

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and offering a little help! I wish I could just hire you to decorate my home. Hehe.

Beth said...

I love it and I love the price.....Carin and I just went last week and I got some good stuff, I will have to post some!

Gini said...

You ROCK! Turning a bargain into a treasure. LOVE IT. (copied your Giving Thanks tree today. will be posting about it in the future. I am thankful for your creativeness!)

LuLu said...

I love it!!!@@@@ You not only know how to pick a great find but you turned it into a treasure!!!Love the color...green oh ah love it!!

LuLu said...

I love it!!!@@@@ You not only know how to pick a great find but you turned it into a treasure!!!Love the color...green oh ah love it!!

Jenn said...

Adore it! Nothing better than a trash to treasure moment:) Happy weekend Carissa! xox..jenn

Queen B. said...

That inspired me to go to our local thrift shop...proceeds go to the poor in our community.
Maybe i"ll find something funky....and at least the money will help feed someone....

Rachel said...

Love it!!!! What a great find. Hopefully I can find my shoes my husband accidentally donated instead of me taking them to the shoemaker to get them fixed LOL; oh well someone else will love them!

meg duerksen said...

i am loving all your pictures! love the colors and the big size. the tea party is too sweet. :)
love your big star.
and score on the lamp! goodwill is awesome. maybe i will thrift a little tomorrow....

One Wired Woman said...

Love it!!

Amy Bell said...

seriously. i LOVE that lamp.

Jessica said...

i ADORE goodwill and any thrift store!!!

love it!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I love the thrift store! You did a great job...I love stuff like this.

Jen