Monday, June 15, 2009

Your jaw will drop...

...when I tell you that we found this Ethan Allen armchair at the Goodwill Outlet for 15 bucks.

It had a couple of very slight stains on it that we cleaned out, and then...
We sold it on craigslist for $85!!!

Then we found this little vintage beauty and spent a whole 5 dollars on it.

All it needed was a wipe down and some Sharpie marker run over some scratches, and then...
We sold it for 50 smackers!!!

Today, we scored a total of 60 buckaroos for this chair...

That we only spent 5 dollars and a baby wipe on!!!

Give a whoop and a holler with me!!! "Oh yeah, uh huh, oh yeah, woop woop!"
It is such a thrill when we turn someone's junk into someone else's treasure and we profit from it! These are just a few examples of things we've turned around. It's a really fun hobby, I tell ya!

We are stashing all this extra away in our emergency fund, following the wisdom of Dave Ramsey, who suggests that everyone have $1,000 cash in a safe place for when a need arises.

I hope this inspires you to keep your eyes peeled for a great deal!

~christa jean

P.S. We spent $15 on a gorgeous leather executive chair that retails for $1500 brand new! Will let you know what we get for it!


The Everett Family said...

Wow! Good Job! Maybe you have a new business on your hands? :)

Katy Wolk-Stanley said...

This makes me want to scour the house for more stuff to sell.

Cousin Katy

Jenny said...

That is awesome! Go Dave Ramsey!