Thrifty Thursday…It’s a thing.
For the record, I don’t live my life with the intent of finding the shiniest, goldiest, gaudiest things, (Insert Maury Povich: “and the lie detector test determined, that was a lie.”) but sometimes the clouds part, the sun shines through, angels sing, and BAM! There they are.
I found these two beauties at a yard sale just down the street from my house. I wasn’t even looking for a yard sale. It was one o’clock in the afternoon and we were on our way home from a long bike ride. But, of course, we had to stop. As soon as I got out of the car, the guy says, “Everything on the left is 25 cents. We just want it gone.” I almost cried real tears of joy, but I pulled myself together and began to peruse.
One of the best ways to get a killer deal at a yard sale is to go at the end. At this point people just want to get rid of their stuff so they don’t have to pack it all back up. Genius, I know. Take a minute. Soak in the wisdom.
The sticker said $3, which I would have gladly paid. I mean, do you see how gaudy these babies are?! But because of our perfect timing, I got them both for only 50 cents!
Now, I’m not saying the pictures aren’t perfectly lovely, they just aren’t my style. And although gaudy and gold makes my heart sing, I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve decided to turn one of them into a fun, functional thrifted frame chalkboard. It’s easier than you might think and will cost me a fraction of what it would if I were to buy a decorative chalkboard like this in a similar size.