Tuesday, 13 November 2012

thriftstore find: $5 bookshelf

Hello my dears! This is the first time I've gone on my computer in almost a WEEK! It's just been so busy and then right on Remembrance Day, I somehow got sick with a fever which left me bedridden for all of yesterday. But now I'm feeling well enough to drag my sickling-self those grueling two metres from my bed to my computer, so you shall get a blog post (or two?) today! =)

Last week I had a super awesome thriftstore find at the "thrift store with the red door" at Steveston Village. This place always has really unique furniture and it just so happened that all furniture was 50% off on the day that I went! I had been looking for a bookshelf (to put my shoes on, actually) and I found one that was deep enough to use as a shoe-shelf! It was an antique cream which perfectly matches my vintage dresser (acquired from another thrift store in Steveston). The best part was, the bookshelf was only $5!!!

So the next day, I borrowed Mr. Potatohead's SUV and then I borrowed my DAD to help me lug the ginormous thing back home. We got there and my dad started using his hand width in an attempt to measure the shelf. Consequently, I went over to the staff in the back and asked them for a measuring tape. In the end, after walking around the bookshelf for about half an hour hmm-ing and pondering about whether the massive thing would make it home, we shoved it into the back of the SUV and luckily, it JUST fit. We drove home with the entire trunk open, at the pace of a snail, until we safely arrived in our front yard with the bookshelf, me, and my dad still intact. =) Success!

good ol' BEAST was such a handy vehicle in our predicament...
(lurker below) not creepy at all... not creepy at all...

The turquoise shirt I'm wearing was also thrifted from a Value Village in Toronto for... $3.99? But really, nothing beats the $5 bookshelf. Except for those shady free couches on Craigslist...



15 comments:

  1. Thanks!! Just subed on GFC!!
    Take Care!

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  2. Thank you so much for following!.. Now I'm lovely follow you back!..
    This post is amazing!, and funny!!..

    Kisses

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  3. Thanks,for the follow.:-)
    Follow you back on gfc.

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  4. I don't have the patience to dig through Value Village, but seeing things like this always make me want to try again! Definitely an awesome steal for the shelf too.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  5. WOW!...soo beautiful.
    Really jealous at the moment :)

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  6. Lovely:-)

    xxx

    Tatiana

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  7. whatwhatwhat that's such a cool find! :)

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  8. Wow what a cool bookshelf. and you got it with only $5 ?
    amaziiing <3

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    1. thanks for commenting and following my blog :))
      your dad and you are so cute, this bookshelf is soo lovely !
      I follow you back now :))

      XOXO

      Editarial

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  11. Thanks for your lovely comment!
    You´ve a new reader with me!
    xoxo
    <3
    :)))
    Hope you´ll do the same on my blog

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  12. this is so pretty!! and it even has like scalloped edges! is it the same colour as your dresser or will you be making it more white?

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    1. yes! scalloped edges! =D it's more yellowish than my white dresser... but i don't think i'll paint it cuz it would lose the "old look". hahaha

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