Thursday, October 14, 2010

now this is a first…

While prowling strolling through my Goodwill the other day I spotted THIS little pile of fabric…. It just so happened to have precious little legs poking out. Upon further examination I could tell this piece was sooooo old vintage. :) The price tag said $3.99, so I loaded her right up!


I started pulling off the nasty little cover….. Do you see what was peeking out??


YUP! A $10 bill!!! I couldn’t believe it. I ran over to get my neighbor Charlotte. Someone else just HAD to see this!


I left it like this for Andrew to see when he got home…. I was all bragging to Charlotte and some other friends while Andrew started pulling the rest of the cover off…. You will not BELIEVE what he found:

Yup. That’s an envelope… It was tucked under that skirty thing…. AND what was IN that envelope you ask??


$20 more dollars!!! We could not stinkin’ believe it… We were laughing hysterically at this point… We went nuts over $30. Have you ever?? It was fabulous. Goodwill PAID me to take this bench! 


This was written on the envelope:  Thanks, Ronnie! I guess Mrs. B made  a habit out of stuffing her cash under that bench!


We kept stripping layer after layer after layer of upholstery off this baby… It was covered….




This is what we’re left with. It’s actually in ok shape….it needs a new top cut. I’m thinking about just cleaning the wood up and making a little slipcover for the top.


This little lady may just have to stay put at my house. If this isn’t a good luck charm I don’t know what is!

love and hugs,

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Angie said...

Wow, that thing is a lucky charm. You better keep it forever!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Luckyyyy! (said in a Napoleon Dynamite voice)

She looked better and better with each layer you stripped..

I know she is going to be beautiful again

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh! You really did hit the jackpot! Okay, well, it was only $30.00, but $30.00 you didn't have before. Found money ~ which means you are to spend it. : ) Maybe on fabric and foam for the bench . . . .

kathie said...

Ha! What are the chances of that? You are right ~ it is clearly a lucky charm & must stay :) Lucky girl!! And the stool is going to be fabulous, I can already tell!

Atticmag said...

I'd refinish the bench and keep it always. Might even upholster in the story of what you found. And old friend of mine used to say when you start finding money, you keep finding money! Hope you'll stop by and see our upholstery ideas. Jane F.

TracyMB said...

That is hilarious! I would keep it for sure; you can't beat that story! :)

Room to Inspire said...

A lucky charm for sure - I can't wait to see the transformation. Have a great weekend!


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SavannahGranny said...

Such wonderful luck. You need to go buy a lottery ticket. Let us see the finished product.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

You lucky lady. And yes she would look smashing with a flirty skirt on top.

Janet said...

I would have been excited over $30 too. I can't wait to see what you do with it. You have to keep it, it's definitely lucky.

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