Frugal Friday Finds: lots of pillows, IKEA curtains, and decor

I was so happy to finally get a chance to do some yard sale shopping last weekend!  In between crazy schedules and rain almost every weekend, I hadn’t shopped a yard sale in over a month.

I picked up this metal star for $1.00 at my parking lot yard sale.

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And this metal/rattan basket for $1.00.  I love metal baskets and the natural texture of baskets!  I am always looking for good baskets, containers, bins.  They are so useful and can be used all throughout the house.

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Then it was 1/2 price day at Value Village this week.  I was specifically looking for feather/down pillows and I found some!

Now, don’t think I have fallen off my rocker… these were strictly bought for the down pillows inside, NOT for the covers.  I had to cut the plaid cover off, and the pink one immediately went back to the donate pile.  I am going to wash up the burnt orange one and may keep that one for fall.  They were all $2.69 each but 1/2 off made them $1.35!  AWESOME price for 18×18 feather pillow inserts.  I now have enough to have all feather pillows in my living room – I just LOVE how they hold their shape and fluff back up.    Going to reuse all the other regular pillow inserts I have for pillows outside. 

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By the way, I know this might not be what you are supposed to do with them – but I wash the feather pillow forms in hot water with bleach or oxiclean (I even used a little vinegar this time – great for disinfecting!) and dry them in the dryer.  They come out nice and fluffy and perfect – never have had problems.  No way that I wouldn’t wash and dry them first. 

I also picked up this small oval basket for $1.21.  Will be great for helping to organize papers.

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And another regular pillow for $1.25.  I want a white duvet cover for our room so trying to pick up some pillows that will go well with that.

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I picked these up the week before at Value Village so they weren’t 1/2 off but still an awesome deal!  Set of 2 IKEA curtains for $3.99.  I love IKEA curtains because they are long!  So hard to find 96 or 102 inch curtains other places.  

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I may have to do some curtain swapping after painting the new color in my living room (don’t worry, still will use my striped curtains somewhere), so these may be a possibility for there.  Got them washed and dried, need to iron them and try them out the living room.

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So there’s my finds from the past week!  What did you find?  

Comments

  1. Sherri S. says:

    You were right – you did find some great deals! Good to know aboit the pillow washing 🙂

    Have a HAPPY weekend!
    ~Sherri

  2. Lanita Anderson says:

    Hi Christina,
    I didn’t get to any yard sales, but found a great three legged stool with a side handle at one of my favorite thrift stores for only $3.98! It’s going to be a “refinishing project” for my husband! I always love seeing your frugal finds and reading your posts – looking forward to hearing about the projects you’ve been working on!
    Blessings,
    Lanita

  3. You ALWAYS find the coolest stuff! Thx for sharing

  4. kathy w says:

    I love all your deals, great job! I am so jealous how many feather pillows you have found. How can you tell if a pillow has a feather insert? I have bought 5 pillows and when I got into them they weren’t.

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