Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bargain Hunting Mission - - - SUCCESS!!!

As I sit here in the coolness of the morning, I am reflecting back on yesterday's adventures, which may not be spectacular in the eyes of some, but to me they were monumental! (I am just excited to show you what I found!!!)

I was the early bird riser yesterday, trying to get a head start on what I had planned for the day---which will be in another post---plus I wanted to work on my giveaway (which you can read about here). Johnathan got up fairly soon after I did, and we started our morning together, full of waffles and grapes! Mid-morning after Aaron had risen, he decided to try to run out a get a fresh hair-cut...but due to a longer than normal wait at the only place he trusts to give him the cut he wants, he came home...but he wasn't empty handed...he had spied a garage sale at a house that we drive by frequently and admire greatly---they always have the most beautiful landscaping! So, as soon as he got back he sent me on a bargain hunting mission---one that I graciously accepted, no questions asked!

I slapped on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and headed off on my mission - heart pounding with excitement and full of expectation! As I rounded the corner by the "target" I saw what I hoped was still for sale---a lovely little white side table---but as I pulled up, ready to run out and snatch up such a sweet little treasure, I saw that someone had already beaten me to it...*sniff, sniff*. I walked up to the sale, and gave everything a quick look and then I moved on into the thick of it. At first I just saw a lot of your typical garage sale type stuff---lots of clothes, shoes, random mugs and nick-nacks---and then I saw it...the cutest little arm chair I'd ever seen, and one that fulfilled my desire to have a little pint-sized spot for Johnathan to sit. Upon closer inspection I could see that it would take a little work to get the chair ready for Johnathan's little heiny to sit in, but I was up to the challenge.

As soon as I got home I took off the cushion covers and threw them in the wash with plenty of stain remover on them---you could tell the chair had been loved by a child who liked cheetos! There were orange cheesy-cheetos stains on the arms and cushions! But nothing like a few stains was going to keep me away from what I knew could be. As the cushion covers washed I set to work on the arms and back on the chair. To my relief almost all the stains came up as I scrubbed and scrubbed. I little elbow grease goes a long way! As soon as the covers dried Aaron and I put them on the chair and then stood back and admired our bargain treasure.

I stuck Johnathan's little chair in a cozy spot by the fireplace. It is the perfect place for reading or for watching his little shows on TV. Here Johnathan is enjoying the bargain that his mommy found for $10!


Gail said...

Oh Gracie that chair is so adorable! Great find! Don't ya just love a good deal? And J seems happy with it too!


Anonymous said...

SO SO SO cute! What a fun little reading spot! I've looked at several small chairs like that, but for $10-you can't beat that!

Whew, after a long HARD week we finally have carpet in and the new kitchen flooring will be installed later today. I'll talk to you later and give you the dirty details:)

Love you all, Gwen

Aldape family said...

Nothing like a good bargain! And it is an adorable chair...for my adorable nephew!

Alison said...

That is TOO cute!

The Allen Family said...

I love the chair!!! I, too, love garage sales and finding a good deal! If you ever hear of a good one and want to take along two little ones, let me know and Addy and I will join you! It is alot more challenging with kiddos!!