Welcome to year 4 of My Repurposed Life! I have some recent finds to share with you today. If you’re new around here, you might not know that when I thrift I have a $5 limit. Yep, FIVE bucks! It really helps when you give yourself a limit. No more impulse buys that you may regret later. There are exceptions to the rule. If it is for my own personal use, I’ve been known to go as high as $25 (my kitchen table).
The hinges are messed up.
On my last “recent finds” post, I showed you a couple of these plastic mirrors at the Junk Store. They wanted $8 each for them. I recently met up with my cousin Terry for dinner and we took in a couple of thrift stores. I found this mirror. Can you see the tag? $3! wooohoo! saved $5 over the one at the Junk Store.
That night I also found this “Head of Christ” for $3. I love the frame, though it is plastic. I want to make it a chalkboard, but I can’t paint over this print.
I took it apart to see what the backing looked like.
This writing was on the back of the Jesus print. I found that odd…
I found these three oversized prints at a local peddler’s mall called Vendor’s Village. $5 each. That’s right on my budget, but I’m not use to shelling out $15 at one time!
A few days later, I was back at VV (more about that below) and I spied these two sets of bifold doors. They were sitting on the curb by the front door. They were tagged $2.50 ea. I didn’t know if someone had bought them, and was getting ready to load them into their car, or if a vendor was bringing them in. My niece Marie went in to ask for me, and we found out that indeed a nice man was getting ready to put them in his booth. I mentioned that I wanted them, and he let me have them for a BUCK each! SCORE! That’s almost better than curb shopping with the price of gas these days.
Okay, a little more about Vendor’s Village. My niece and her son have a double wide booth. They’ve had it for a month or so. Her son has decided to leave, but told the front desk a couple of days too late to leave at the end of July. They offered me to share his booth and pay 1/2 month’s rent through the end of August. It’s a lot more traffic than I see at my regular booth, but the clientele is a lot different also. Most of the people are looking for great bargains. I’ll be there through the end of August, so we’ll see how it goes.
One last bit of news. If you hang out with me on Facebook, then you know I’m having an issue with my shoulder. It’s been hurting for several weeks non-stop. It’s usually a come and go thing when I overwork it. However last week, it hurt to even pick up my drill, and sometimes it hurt JUST to carry my arm around. NOT good. Oh, and it also hurts to work on the computer. I went to the dr, she said it is a rotator cuff injury, and recommended anti-inflammatory meds and exercises. That was the outcome I was hoping for. I’ve been doing the exercises, but the pharmacist said it could take 10-14 days for me to see a difference with the meds.
So, there won’t be any major building going on in the next few weeks. I’m still working, but just trying to take it a little easy.
Whoa, this ended up being a long post. Thanks for celebrating with me last week. Make sure you check to see if you won anything in the post “Blogapalooza Winners”.
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