So, about every year or so, I decide that it's time to walk into a Goodwill store or maybe a Habitat for Humanity store to find that great wood piece or white platter. Today was my odd year. Needless to say, I walked out with nothing but sticker shock. Not so much the Habitat Store but that GoodWill store thinks a little bit too much of itself.
Please educate me on thrift stores. Here is what I found:
Goodwill Store, Oak Ridge, TN
My Thoughts: Nice sturdy solid wood dresser. Has potential to be a sideboard. This would look great with new pulls and fresh white paint. Goodwill's price: $150
My Thoughts: I liked the height of these lamps. When you have 12 ft ceilings, you are always looking for items that can hold their own. Shades are dirty. No idea if they work. I don't know what I would do to make them look more chic. Ideas? Goodwill Price: $15/pair (I thought this was reasonable)
My Thoughts: Sturdy solid wood piece. Nice detail. Just needs paint and new hardware. Goodwill Price: $185
My Thoughts: Cute galvanized wine chiller, vase etc. This would look good painted or just cleaned up. I am not crazy about butterflies. Goodwill price: $4
My Thoughts: Nice table. Cute curved legs. Leaf missing. Again, would look good painted. Goodwill price: $200
My Thoughts: Run of the mill white dishes. Nothing special. 29 pieces in the set. Goodwill price $20
What's your opinion of these prices? Is it me? Did I walk away from deals of a lifetime? I will post my Habitat Store experience tomorrow.