Friday, September 30, 2011

Lucky AND Thrifty!

Last weekend I was heading back from the Saturday donut run and ran across a sign that said "Storage Sale".  I figured, "Why not?"

Can I tell you this lady had some amazing stuff stashed away in the storage garage?  It was a good thing I didn't have much cash on me!

This little treasure caught my eye right away.  While I was looking at it, the seller walked over and told me it was $1.  A buck?  SOLD!

It started out a bit rough with a lot of grime and tape that looked like it had been on there for a decade.  I think the idea was to hold the glass still while it was being stored.

I didn't even know it had a hinged top until I got home and was showing my great deal off to my husband.  Double score!  I have been loving terrariums FOR.EV.ER and just couldn't ever hack up the money. 

I peeled off as much of the tape as I could but it just shredded everywhere.  That's when I broke out the razor blade.

My other weapons of choice were my trustee Shaklee Basic H Degreaser and Window cleaners.  I love this stuff!  It works as well as other cleaners that I've used but is cheap, cheap, cheap!  Plus,  they are totally safe to use around a house full of crazy, mouth and hands on everything kids.

Look at the grime that started coming off once I sprayed the whole thing down with the Degreaser.  Ewe!

And tada!  Look at how clean and pretty she looks.  For now, I just stuck my little African Violet in it but I think I can do so  much with it!

When I actually get around to pulling out my fall decor, this might just need to be part of it.

 For now, it gets a starring spot in my living room since I'm just a wee bit proud of my new find. :)

I'm off to do more crafting this weekend, I hope.  That is if my kids, husband, and job allow.

It just might be a bit of a challenge.

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  1. What a neat find! And for only $1!!!! Don't you just love it when that happens? It has so many possibilities!

  2. So cute! I have a terrarium that I found at a thrift store, too! This caught my how you put the african violet in it!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  3. I'm sooo jealous!! That is seriously a cool find!

  4. Great Find! I would love to find one!

  5. How cute is that! Great buy and great clean up. Found you via Savvy HomeMade. Toodles, Kathryn

  6. Thank you for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!


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