One of my favorite thrift stores has a FREE box outside of it. It usually contains old books, mismatched items or items that are broken. I noticed that a lot of people walk right on by it but not me or my good friend, we head for this box first. The other day I found this really cute bird statue and absolutely fell in love with him. Yes he was broken but he wasn't anything a little glue couldn't fix. I grabbed him right up and stuck him in my purse. The only problem that I noticed was when I went to glue him was he missing a couple tiny pieces. No worries, a little twine and he would be fine. Isn't he cute?
A couple years ago while yard sailing, I came upon a nice gentleman selling leftover wood flooring from a house project he had been working on. I took a look inside one of the boxes and low and behold it was the EXACT flooring I had in my house. It was a quarter of the price it would have been at the store so I picked it up and tossed it into my suv as quickly as I could. I hadn't really thought about where it was going to go until my husband (shaking his head) asked me while he unloaded it from the car. Hmmmm, let me think a moment....... where on earth was it going to go? I really had no idea. But it was such a GREAT deal. He was not on board with this one. So it sat for quite a while in the basement until one day while cleaning out my master bedroom closet I came up with the idea of where it was to go, right HERE. Within a few days I started to unload the closet. Have you ever done this? You start to clean out a space and then suddenly realize exactly how much stuff you actually have somewhere. I really had no clue. It is kept really organized so it didn't seem like so much INSIDE the closet but OUTSIDE it was an explosion. Thank goodness I had already gotten rid of a lot of it. Here is a peak of what was left.
This is after my initial clean out of the closet.
The completed closet floor.
Now to search for a prettier mirror and better lighting.