June 8, 2009

Good Monday and a bargain to share!!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far....Today has been a busy day and I LOVE great deals...Last Thursday I stopped by Michael's after going to my oncologist to get my cell counts checked..They were good!!..Praise God!!!...Anyway I decided to run by Michael's to pick up some DMC thread...While there I walked through the store..I found some things I wasn't too happy about...For starters they no longer carry the Americana colors in the shades of blues I have used for YEARS...UGH!!!...I use them on my boxes and furniture!!...Then I had been wanting to get some small wood boxes made into pinkeeps to sell...I have had them painted for some time...Well, they no longer carry those...So I will be keeping the ones I have for myself and adding into my decorating...Sorry!..So I was very disappointed...

But one thing I came across was a smaller shaker cabinet...Now if you look thorough my home I have bought the tall shaker cabinets, cabinets in my bathrooms that have chicken screen and one in my dining room, the cabinet on my sideboar
d in the dining room, and big shelf with drawers over my faux fireplace in the dining room all from Michael's over the past 10 years I've lived here..They were all unfinished and I antiqued them up...But it's been a while since I've seen anything new...Actually several years...Well, way on the top shelves I saw the shaker cabinets..I think the tag said utility cabinet or something like that...Well, I saw they were $39.99, but with them being so high I couldn't check them out...

After I purchased my thread the cashier told me she had put a coupon in my bag printed out on the receipt...Well, I figured it was probably a 20% off your entire purchase coupon or something not worth my time...But when I got home it said 50% off...YIPEE!!!!!...So you know what I had planned for it!!!...THE CABINET!!!...But it wasn't valid til this week..So since I had to take Taylor over to the campus today to sign up for classes I had to drive right past Michael's...So needless to say I have the cabinet in my possession and at the cost of $21 and some change....AWESOME or what...Now I also got a 50% off for next week also and Taylor got one for her p
urchases...So you know what that means!!!...

So this is my new vehicle sitting in the driveway that we brought home from our trip to Myrtle Beach on spring break...In the back is my first purchase that I've bought that requires some space...



Here it is.....














Here it is sitting by my taller shaker cabinet....










My taller shaker cabinet has 2 shelves...And the wood on my taller one is thicker..It was made better...I wouldn't have paid $39 for it, but in a heartbeat I will buy another one at $21....I even put it next to my high 4 poster bed and it is the PERFECT height for a side table and I have always wanted this style for my side tables..It just goes to show if you hold out a real bargain will come along someday!!!...HA!

I will paint them up all at the same time, so you'll have to wait to see them and then I will have to choose some new "blue" colors to use now unless I can find the Americana colors at JoAnn's...Or maybe a nice shade of gray, brown, or deep red...Who knows!..Stay tuned!!

Can anyone tell me why I have sooo much space between some of my pics since switching over to mozilla...When I type it up there are no spaces and then I post and there they are...UGH!...I go back to correct and nothing to correct!!!..HELP!!

Until next time...Have a great week!!...hugs, Jen

14 comments:

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Good for you! What a great bargain and more to come. Will be watching for the pictures of the finished products. Have a great week, Dawn

basketsnprims said...

Jen ~
I love that cabinet & for $21.00 ~ wow. Can't wait to see it after you work your magic. Now I'm wanting to go to Traverse City where there's a Michaels. Have a great week.
hugs,
Pam

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

The cabinet is just fab and getting it at bargain price just makes all the difference..waiting patiently for the prim finish and all dressed up...Hugs Angi X

clothnclay said...

Really nice cabinet! Lots you can do with a cabinet like that... great find! Becky

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I've noticed that too at Jo-Ann's, what did they do with those neat "blues"? I stopped at a variety store that was near the library and found three bottles so of course I snatched them up/

Our Michael's is about 25 miles from me so I never really get to it but now I'll keep it in mind to make a trip. love the cabinet!
Rondell

girliegirl said...

I love you new little cabinet. What a good bargain! Good luck with the painting. Mustard would go good with your blues if you can't find what you're looking for. I think it's a good neutral.

Carey

Barb said...

What great cabinets!! What I've done when I can no longer find my favorite color of craft paint is take the bottle (granted, you still have a little paint left in it) to Wal-Mart's paint department and have them color match it and mix up a quart of "flat" paint. To me, it seems the flat paint has the closest consistency to craft paint, but, I'm not an expert.

Glad to hear about your good test results:)

Barb

Lisa said...

Well, I love your car and I love love love that cabinet!! Can't wait to see it finished : )

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I can alreay imagined them painted to prim perfection and ready to go!

If you tell me the names of the blue paints, I'll check our stores and if I see any, I'll snatch them up for you!!

hugs, Linda

Goat Creek Grandma said...

What a great bargin! I love the cabinet. I'm sorry about the paint. We don't even have a real craft shop around here anymore. There is always Hobby Lobby but they are more into decorating pieces than the crafts anymore. Their sections keep getting smaller all the time.

Debbie

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Nice bargain. I can't wait to see the makeover.

Kris said...

You know, most people by t-shirts for vacation souvenirs, not cars!! LOL Very nice!
Great bargain on the cabinet! Can't wait to see it finished!

Take care,
~Kris~

Karen said...

Good morning Jen!
Love, love, love the cabinet! Lucky you girlie!
I never seem to have the 50% coupons anymore.

Your car is just wonderful...bet it's a dream to drive and look all that you can carry in it!

Karen

~Judy~ said...

Jen, I got the same cabinet with a 50% coupon also at Michael's! I have been getting those almost every visit. Sometimes it is a 40% off. I have been looking for a taller one [like your] but no luck. They don't have what they used to. Also, A.C. Moore used to have a lot of unfinished furniture and they have coupons too. But when I went, nothing was there but shelves. I hope they are not doing away with these. Funny about the paint[ not really!]...I was gonna ask you what color blue you used. I only saw a very dark blue or pastels.