Monday, July 23, 2012

Thrift Finds.

Today I went thrifting in South Sacramento/Little Saigon, Arden-Arcade, and Downtown Sacramento, looking for some pretty sweet new items for the apartment that my best friend and I are moving into on August 1st. It was a little more fun to go shopping for apartment items this time because I will actually be owning the place I'm living in, not just renting a room, and it's with my best friend. So we kind of get to go crazy with our decorating.

I also went to Ikea for the first time ever. That place is a blast. I don't understand how people go there to shop, when the only reason I want to go there is to preform improv skits in all of the different rooms. It was so fun. And also the way they decorated a 300-400 sq. foot space?! CHALLENGE DEMOLISHED. Ikea rules.

Here's some sweet items I got today, and they all cost me $5.00 or less. I was pretty good at bargaining for prices today.
Prayer rug, originally priced at $7.99, and I got it for $1.99 because of the wax candle stain. Also, I want to know what your opinions are on owning one of these. This one is manufactured and is probably one of thousands that are sold for tourist trade, etc. But while I was buying it, a Muslim woman asked me what I was using it for, and seemed offended that I was a white female putting it in my shopping cart. So, opinions; is it offensive to buy something like this? Or not, because it is manufactured and sold, and I found it in a thrift store, I didn't go out of my way to purchase one? Why or why not?

Western patterned floor pillow for $3.99.
Brown tapestry pillow for $4.
Floral toilet seat cover for $1.49.

This is probably my favorite thing ever, because not only is it a small TV, but it was originally priced $14.96 and I got it for 75% off. I'm making it a DIY project and turning it into a mini fishbowl. Should be pretty sweet once it's finished!

White fringe throw - 2 @ 3.99.
Goodnight Moon poster - $1.49.
Campbell's soup framed magazine page - $2.00. At first, I picked this up and the frame it was in was broken. I was willing to buy it and fix it, but they told me I could switch the frame instead, and I ended up picking a frame that was $1 cheaper than the original.

 Brown leather bean bag - $5.00.
The only problem is that the zipper is broken so the beans keep falling out. It looks like the previous owner tried to bond it with some putty, but it didn't quite work so I'm going to have to figure something out. Maybe sew a piece of fabric over the inside zipper or something. It's really really rad though.

These were in Salvation Army, bundled up with no price tag. I figured I'd just ask and see how much they were before purchasing them. When I got to the register, the cashier told me he'd make it easy on me and give me a discount and I got all of these for $1.99. They are the coolest place mats ever.

I'm really stoked to finally get to decorate my own place, and I'll definitely post photos once it's all done and ready to be house warmed. One more week before moving day!

The goal is to have my room looking like this:
I don't know who's room this is but it is really the best thing ever.

Also, this is what my hair looks like now.
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