I’m a big thrifter. I’d say about 80% of Scarlett’s clothes are from Goodwill, yard sales, consignment sales or hand-me-downs. And probably a good 70% of her furniture and toys are as well.
I found the crib on Craigslist for $120. It is a convertible crib so it will be a toddler bed and then a full size headboard. I wanted it to be special so I sanded it, primed it, painted it and shellacked it. Is shellacked a word? That is what shellaced was corrected to so I’m going to roll with it. Let me just say that I will NEVER paint a crib again. I started this insane project in December and finished about 2 weeks before Scarlett was born. In May. Also, sitting on a hard stool while 9 months pregnant is NOT a good idea.
The dresser was an estate sale find for $8 and the mirror was a yard sale find for $5. They both were sanded, primed and painted.
I found the dresser/changing table at Goodwill for $60. It had ugly bun feet on it which I promptly removed. Again, this was sanded, primed and painted. I found the little bird drawer pulls on etsy.
In Maryland we have a huge children’s consignment sale called, Wee-Sale. It’s twice a year and I love it. I started going a few years back to stock up on things like onesies, blankets, towels, etc. Now that I actually have a child I could shop for her specifically. This year, at the fall sale, I bought her some Christmas jammies, which I fear she may outgrow before then, a couple of outfits, some G diaper covers, and a swing for our porch. The sale was at the end of August and we finally got around to hanging it up this weekend.
With the cooler weather finally starting and the mosquitoes starting to go away we could actually go outside without getting eaten alive. I hate cold weather but with the awful abundance of mosquitoes this year, I can’t wait for cold weather. That’s how much I hate mosquitoes.
Anyway, this weekend they held the She-Sale. It’s put on by the same people who do the Wee-Sale but at this one they sell women’s clothes, shoes, and home goods. I needed a few things to wear this fall since I’m not back to my pre-baby weight yet. I was able to get a pair of jeans, two skirts, two shirts, a scarf and a neat tote bag. All for $23! I love good deals. The last thing I need is another purse but this one was so neat:
It has a handle for Scarlett to hold on to! Well, not now, but when she gets older. I can’t wait to be able to use it with her.
So that was my interesting find of the week. What was yours?