I feel like a broken record. Another one of my favorite thrifting places is closing. Yep, another Peddler’s Mall. Easy come, easy go I guess. This is the one in Shively Kentucky, and it’s where I just recently picked up those twin nightstands used to make a small chest. It’s one of my favorite places to buy cheap wood trim such as crown molding.
The news that they were closing snuck past me, and I only found out 3 days before they were closing their doors. I borrowed a truck and went to see what thrift store finds would come home with me.
What can you find on this cart? It’s a good thing I borrowed a truck! I couldn’t have gotten all of this in my suv.
Whenever I go to this Peddler’s Mall, I always make this booth my first stop. It’s the booth that sells my trim. The regular price on these cabinet doors is $12.99. You can see the note that was on the wall, showing that they were discounted down to $1 each! I bought 4 large and 2 small (in the bottom right corner) You can see them on the cart in the above picture resting vertically in between the legs of another piece.
I also bought 5 pieces of trim. They were not on sale. But still cheap at 4-5 dollars each.
Next up, is a table for 75% off, bringing it down to less than $2. The cushion was at the same booth, marketed as a “dog bed” for $2, which was only .50 after the discount. If you look at the picture above of the full cart, you’ll see I ended up buying 4 of them. These people had a lot of booths and the cushions where scattered in different booths throughout the store. They appear to be in great shape, and a good deal at on fifty cents!
I got this large bundle of chippy white spindles for $5 after the 50% discount. I took pictures of the signs in case there was any question when I got to the cashier. I didn’t want to lose out on those great prices.
I don’t know what I’ll do with them, but they generally run at least a buck each at the ReStore. Bonus, I got a decent plastic tote with them.
I didn’t take a picture of the frame until I got home. It was so H.O.T. in the store, I couldn’t wait to get out of there. This was in Joey’s booth. I forget how much it was….thinking it was $2 then 50% off.
This whole time I had been pushing a regular basket and a small flat cart around the store, parking them at the ends of aisles, then walking up and down each aisle browsing. But—THEN I found my last item and it wouldn’t fit on either cart. Plan B. I had to go get that big blue flat cart and rearrange everything so I could make it out of the store in one trip.
This store is located on the second floor of building. Up the escalator, but down the elevator. So, to make everything easier I had to pile it up. BUT, then it wouldn’t fit in the elevator. (the spindles were originally crossways) I had to do some more rearranging, and take the trim off and lean it up against the wall of the elevator.
Down the elevator, through some double doors, down a long hallway, and I finally got to the double set of exit doors. Guess what?! It wouldn’t fit. The picture frame was crossways, and had to be spun around too. So, there I am with this huge cart of heavy stuff, and no one would open the door for me. RUDE people! One man offered, but when the oversized load wouldn’t fit, he went on.
Finally 2 really nice ladies happened along. One opened one door, out I went, then the other lady held open the other door. Down the ramp I went struggling to get to the truck. Did I mention I was a hot mess? You can see my flannel shirt I took off on the cart. I seriously was about in tears at this point. I was amazed at how nobody would help me with the doors.
Finally made it safe and sound to the truck and started loading it up. The small table was easy to load, as were the doors and cushions. However, the one thing I haven’t mentioned yet is the sewing cabinet. I was so hot and frustrated in the store, I forgot to take a picture. It had been $20, and was 75% off. Yeah! I’ll take that sweet cabinet for $5! Even if I was a hot mess. Even if I had to go find another cart and transfer stuff. Even if people were rude and less than helpful. So, I get to the truck and there isn’t a soul in sight to help me load that heavy sucker. I still do NOT know how I was able to hoist it in the truck (that sits up SO high) by myself.
Wow! are ya still with me? I still have a few more things to show you from the day before.
I had a groupon type coupon for my local ReStore. I’ve been trying to get there for months, and finally made it there last week. Look at the deal on this vinyl wallpaper. No, I don’t need wallpaper, but I will find lots of uses for this bolt of vinyl. Think drop cloths, paint cloths, photo backdrops and more! I bought this full bolt that ripped if I tore hard enough, and another partial bolt that is very sturdy and I couldn’t rip it at all.
Last but not least—I got this kitchen cabinet.
It was a good week junking, even though I didn’t even plan to look for anything.
What have you found lately? What would you do with this stuff? Spindles? Cabinet doors? Table? Sewing Cabinet? Wallpaper? Kitchen Cabinet? Suggestions for modifying the cushions?