Thursday, February 19, 2009

I scored a deal for my kitchen at Goodwill

The Nester is doing a series featuring quick fixes you can do to spruce up a space in your home. She's given lots of ideas that require only ten minutes and little or no money.
Here’s mine that I added to Mr. Linky on her site:

I've been so inspired by my new blogger friends and their finds at Goodwill that I couldn't wait to go myself to see what kind of treasure I might find. Today was the day. With a couple of trays in my hands, I headed towards the cashier when I spotted a huge box of framed pictures. I am a sucker for frames - maybe it's an addiction? - and told myself, No, don't even look. But, I looked. In that box was exactly what I have been looking at for my kitchen, but didn't want to pay the $25 price. Even on Ebay, it would wind up being that much after shipping.

As you can see, I got my sweet treat for five bucks!!

The former owner took the protective cardboard off the back - see part of it still tacked on? Maybe she got it as a gift and didn't care for it. Now, it's become my gift for me!

Are you curious about what it is?

Ta da!

Here is how it fits with my kitchen.

For you IKEA lovers out there, you may recognize the rails hanging under the cabinets. I can hear some of you cringing because I have so much out in view. When I cook, I love to have my tools and spices within arms reach. When things are out of sight, for me they are out of mind! (A flaw that I am working on. {smile} )

My kitchen consists of standard oak cabinets, almond appliances, laminate countertop, and white tiles. This, to me, spells D-A-T-E-D and B-O-R-I-N-G! I feel there is nothing like cooking for my family in a kitchen that says ME. So, I found these small Chef tiles at Kohl's. And last summer, Mom, Sis, and Niece had a Girls Day Out at a place called Naked Clay. With my Chef tiles in mind, I painted these smaller tiles to enhance the boring white backsplash. With a little creativity, a lot of fun with my girls, and some heavy duty Velcro, I went to town above my stove.

Now you can see why I am so excited about my newest Chef. I think I will have to name him because I will probably wind up talking to him as I cook in front of him!


southerninspiration said...

You're right...he's perfectly at home right there! Cute, and what a GRAND slam deal!


bj said...

Your kitchen is so so cute !!
and I love your new little chef...and I LOVE GOODWILL...:o)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

A girl after my own heart! I'm posting about my affair with the Goodwill today, as a matter of fact!

june@craftynicheq said...

How cute! I need to make another trip to Goodwill!

Kelly said...

Great find! I went to our Goodwill for the first time this week and walked out empty handed. Luckily we have quite a few thrift and "antique" stores in town.

Sherri S said...

Our Goodwill prices are HIGH! Never would I find that deal. He looks awesome in your kitchen. And I personally LOVE the hangie things.

jenjen said...

What a fun kitchen you have. I love that Goodwill find. So bright and fun!

It looks great!


Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

How perfect! It goes so well!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hi, just stumbled upon your blog from Inspired Room and love your bargain find. Somedays I get the itch to hit our Goodwill and have to go just to get it out of my head! Your Ikea rails are super cool in your kitchen. I'll be back to visit soon.

Anonymous said...

Great find @ Goodwill he looks wonderful!!!!!! Such a jolly look fellow I think that he should have a very interesting name but unfortunately non come to mind. But I am sure that as you continue to look at him that name will come.

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