Sunday, March 14, 2010

Midnight Madness at Goodwill

I am proud to say that I'm a card carrying
Goodwill shopper in good standing.
(I have a punch card in every purse.)

But... I never knew about their
Midnight Madness sale. 

Did you?

I just happened to be there when they
 announced that they were closing at
7 p.m. and reopening from 8-midnight. 

Everything (except new items)
would be on sale at 50% off! 

It was my lucky day night!

I arrived back at the store at 8:10
and the parking lot was full, and
every shopping cart was taken!

Well, I would just have to make do.


This baby changing table did not catch
my eye at first glance. (No babies here.)


How about a potting table?

Not really outdoor material...
but for 10 bucks I couldn't pass on it.

It looked like it had never been used,
but was just a little "loose".

So I asked Hubby for help.
He took it apart and glued the dowels.
Then he tightened up the screws.

I remembered some little black wheels
that I never used on the plastic storage
drawers in my craft room closet.

So, Hubby drilled some holes
and popped in the wheels.

For 10 bucks and very little effort...
this is how  I will be using it!

It is now my dish cart/storage table.

This is where I will be using it!

It fits in the closet where I keep my fabrics,
extra linens, and craft room overflow.

Those nifty little wheels allow me to roll
it in and out for easy access. I can also
roll it into the other room when I am
setting up for a tablescape.

What do you think?


Thanks for stopping by to visit.

I also want to thank everyone who left
me a sweet comment or sent me
an email on the passing of my


I am joining up this week with:

Metoporphosis Monday

Do It Yourself Day
@ A Soft Place to Land

Today's Thrifty Treasures

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See you there!


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I think you are one smart cookie. It works . doesnt take up much room and I like most things on wheels for easily moving from one spot to another. I'm going to goodwill this morning and I be looking for one. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us.

Pat@BPM said...

What a great makeover! Wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

Now that's a great makeover! What a great idea.

Denise said...

Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
I am a follower!
Please stop by!

nannykim/spindlecottae said...

wow so neat--a very cool idea!! NO, I did not know about mid-night madness--I wonder if all of the stores do this!

Shelia said...

Wow! I want one of these. This piece looks great and look at all the things it can hold! Who would have thought a changing table could do all of this! Great job.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley said...

Hey, I never knew about their midnight sale either. Wonder if mine has one! Anyway that was a great find and you changed it into something very useful. Nice going!!!

Linda said...

I think that is one of the most clever remakes i've seen. Never new about the 50% off midnight sale either. I will have to ask at mine and see if they ever do that.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wonderful idea! I''m going to pass it on to my daughter, who at this moment is using her old changing table in the kids' playroom to store toyw. Now we know it has a future! Linda

Stephanie said...

Bravo! Just found your blog, and I have found another card carrying member of the Goodwill frequent buyers club. I will never look at another changing table the SAME!
Have a Great week ! Stephanie

One Cheap B*tch said...

I have the same exact changing table! It's a wood color though and we're still using it but I have long thought that I would transform it into a pastry cart! Great job - now you have made me see the what if!

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea, it makes use of space that you couldnt have used otherwise.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

I love it! Great idea!

Nancy said...

This turned out so pretty, especially when you filled it with all your pretty things! How convenient that you can roll it around for ease of use! Great job!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

The passing of your beautiful pet is too heartbreaking, I lost both my sheltys and only have my moms cat left. The dog you have left is an abdsolute cuttie your wonderful cart I would have never thought of using it for that, brilliant...thanks my friend for sharing, come for a visit...Phyllis

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

how utterly brilliant! and that was indeed a steal for $10!

Bekki said...

I use my old changing table for a potting bench like you mentioned. I love the cart idea also. I might just have to find another one at a yard sale of good will. Great idea!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great buy and transformation!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea! And, no, I did not know that Goodwill does a Midnight Madness sale! I wonder if they all do it. I may have to ask next time I'm in mine.

Room to Inspire said...

What a great use for a changing table. And a midnight madness sale - I am definitely asking my Goodwill on my next trip.


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