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Habitat's Resale Store Comes Through!

August 31st, 2010 at 09:35 pm

We've been looking for a new cabinet to go over the stool in the bathroom remodel. The one I had up there was an antique-y looking one (crackle paint & old hardware) and Hubster thought it time for something else for prospective buyers. Ehhh.

The ones at the big box stores look like crap and they wanted at minimum $115 plus tax for them. I had checked at three different stores and nothing looked any good and the prices seemed awfully exaggerated for what you were getting. No sale.

CashHappySon and I went yesterday to metro area to do some banking and while we were there I thought we might as well take a chance and look at Habitat for Humanity's resale Store where they sell old and new lumber type items. Score! I wasn't exactly sure it would work so took Hubster over there today and we found the closet doors we also need for another room and the right cabinet. Total for 2 solid wood louvered closet doors and a bathroom cabinet? $16.28. Yippy-Ya! Lurv a good bargain.

I will have to repaint the cabinet, but I don't mind - I'd much rather do that than overpay for something ugly to begin with. I'll try to get some pics of the before & after looks to post later.

Also, I will likely take the old cabinet to the junque' booth and sell it at a good profit. It'll be all profit as I got it for free to begin with.

6 Responses to “Habitat's Resale Store Comes Through!”

  1. Homebody Says:

    I have found a couple of trash treasure blogs and am starting to think paint! In fac I have an old chair I would like to do. We use it as an extra at dinner sometimes. It looks awful, but I bet some paint and new fabric on the chair would do great things for it. I will put that on the list!

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  3. LuxLiving Says:

    Homebody, that's what we did with a stool for the newly converted from a straight rod to walk-in closet in CashHappy's room (he's baaaaaaaack). I wanted a small square ottoman to go in there - thinking a spot to sit down and put on your shoes with possibly a little storage inside. Couldn't find one to save my soul at a price I was willing to pay. We went to a local furniture thrift/resale place and paid $15 for a stool that had a covered seat. By nightfall that evening I had spray painted it black and recovered the seat w/some toile fabric I already had. Viola!!! A seat that fits - CHEAP! ...and yet still fits with the theme of the room and looks very nice in there. PAINT, and a staple gun, they're wonderful things.

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    I love the habitat Restore. I buy things there and donate things all the time. We also have a great architectural salvage, which is good for finding things era appropriate to my 1957 home.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a great deal you got!

  6. Jerry Says:

    Nice find! We did the same thing once with an inexpensive TV cabinet that was the absolute WRONG color for our home, but the right size and price! We bought it, sanded it, painted it, and ended up selling it when we moved for more than we paid for it. =) Nice when you have some insurance that you can make something cheap work better than something ugly and expensive from a bigger store! Good job...

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