Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thrift Store Finds

The boys and I stopped by the Humanity for Habitat Resale store this morning after getting our haircuts and going to Wal-Mart.  They found this really cute (working) cash register filled with money and ready to go.  I don't think it was ever played with!  They were very excited since they love to play store.

The color is not as bright as the camera made it out to be.  See the little table it is sitting on?  I bought that as well today.  I will talk about that later in another post!  Also, when I left this morning, I forgot my checkbook but didn't think anything about it until the hairdresser told me he only took cash or checks.  So, I had to go to the bank and get money for him and take back to him.  And, then, the HH Store didn't take debit cards either.  So, back to the bank for a second time to get more money.  *sigh*

This is the real deal of the day.  I have been wanting a small table like this for the living room as a coffee table.  Our house is so small that we do not need a big table but need something to set the remote control and sweet tea on as we watch TV.  Ta-da, the new table.  I have been looking for several years now to no avail until I saw this table.  She was marked down to $7!!  Yes, $7!!  Can you believe it???  She is solid cherry and very sturdy.  She had this ugly contact paper on top of her.  But, I saw beyond that.

I enlisted my strong boy for help and he pulled that paper off.

Here she is in all of her glory.  She just needs a little tender, loving care (like all of us!)  A new paint job and she will shine!  I am so excited to have her in my home!!

The best part is that she can only get prettier!  A little sandpaper, primer, and paint and she will be good as new!  And, only $7!!

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Your table was a great buy.. With some TLC it
    is going to be so lovely..just the perfect size..

    When our kids were young they loved to play store
    and had a cash register too..

    Liz V.

  2. WOW!! What a find, I can't wait to see the finished product! I love thirft store finds.
    Something is going on, I can't post a comment like I usually do...

  3. good for you-recycling at it's best! You are teaching your sons a very valuable skill and life style - re-use re-purpose and re-cycle!

  4. What great finds! Make sure to blog when you finish redoing the table.Can't wait to see it!

  5. that table will be a treasure when you re-do it. I like small pieces of furniture too.

    I like that cash register too, I made sure my children could all count and subtract money. Children like playing with money, don't they? and they are really learning


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