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

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


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