Monday, June 13, 2011

Makeover Monday or....

I'm a fan of Goodwill! (See what I did there?)

These standing fans will set you back between $209-$229. (Wait they're on sale! So now they are only $146-$159) For a fan? Is the air the same? yes sir it 'tis.

So if you want the aforementioned fan just drag your happy self over to the G-Dub and hit the Home Depot on your way home.

$8.99 now that's more like it! One day I will have the energy to use a calculator to figure out the price difference. I can't do it in my head. No, seriously the calculator in my brain was broken a few years ago.

*Thrifting Tip* When you are buying any sort of electronic device from Goodwill,
plug it in there and make sure it works.

Get out your adorable vintage pail, soap and some hot water and wash her right I need to tell you that you can't wash anything with electrical stuff in it....I didn't think so....You are only washing the fan parts that you have REMOVED from the fan.....

Now you can bust out the Clorox wipes and wipe down ALL the rest of the parts. Put it in the sun to dry for about an hour or so. This is a great time to make a latte and read some blogs....go ahead.

This fan project started out as Brushed Nickle, and then moved on to Oil Rubbed Bronze....a girl is entitled to change her mind...

If you aren't me you will number the items so you know where they go....I like to fly by the seat of my pants, so I can freak out later. That's just me, you do what works for you.

Tape this part off.....I wish I could have painted over it, but then how would you know what buttons you are pushing? Ponder that....

Look how cute it turned out! Save yourself some money and have cute stuff....what could be better?



  1. HA! How's that forgetting a good deal!

    I think Denver is a great place to host a group. I certainly cant wait!

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. Thanks for the chuckle - I can relate to flying by the seat of my pants and freaking out later :>)

  3. I saw your comment over at Mr. Goodwill Hunting and L.O.V.E. the name of your blog!!! So cute! It definitely describes what my "trunk" (well, minivan) looks like all the time. My boys just love removing the seat for me all the time. haha NOT. New follower!

  4. Wow, fantastic work! That is a huge change, what a difference some elbow grease and paint makes!