Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another fab day at the SA

OK, I might have a slight problem....

I love the Salvation Army.

I think I have to go there every day.

Money or no money.

I'm always afraid there is something there that I really want

or even.......need.
Kinda like my husbands obsession with the mail.
He can't stand to think about it just lying in the box.......
waiting to be picked up......
All alone......
Anyway, back to my Salvation Army story for today.


I had to just make a quick run by

I saw this plate rack

Most people wouldn't even know what it was

And I was such a good girl.
I passed it up
I reasoned with myself......

It needs to be painted,
I don't have much wall space in my kitchen,
I don't even need to spend the $2.50 that it costs.


I couldn't get it off my mind.
It haunted me.....
For the whole 30 minutes it took me to get back to that store!!!
I had to run to it!
To rescue it from it getting into the wrong hands!!!
Then I saw it there.......
waiting for me with open arms!!!
(I had to imagine that part)
And when everybody else could just see the sad,
old plate rack.....
I saw this........

This one above the bed at Pottery Barn.

It prolly cost like $500!!!!! (OK, maybe like $100)

But anyway....just a coat of spray paint

and this little beauty can proudly hang

above Jonah's bed.

I'm sure it will help his reading skills

and just look dang cute in the process.

Or if all else fails,

I will have a really great plate rack for the kitchen!

What do you think?

Should I have left it at the SA.

Or did I do the absolute and only right thing by rescuing it?


  1. aw, thanks for adding my button! I am totally loving your blog! I have been thinking of building a few shelves like this for my daughter's room- I will try to do a 'show and tell'! :)

    I will be back soon! ;)

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  3. You did the right thing! It looks great!