I haven’t posted a Thrifty Thursday in a long time, but on Monday Fabgrandpa and I went thrift shopping. He has revived a long time interest in growing succulents indoors, and he is always looking for containers to use for potting them. He did find one cute little pitcher, but I found something I have been thinking about for a while!
I had been pricing the materials it would take to build a potting bench on my front porch, where I can work with flowers and vegetable plants without having to bend over. The materials were adding up to around $250. That price was for a counter height cabinet with doors underneath for storing potting soil and various gardening equipment, and a sink with a faucet for watering things as I planted them in pots.
When we went into the thrift shop in Cedartown, Our House, I found this 50″ wide cabinet that has shelves behind both sets of doors, a drawer, and a deep sink. The price on it was only $50! I put a hold on it so I could find someone with a truck who could go pick it up for me. I paid my neighbor $25 for gas and his time to go get it. I think I got a bargain! I am so thrilled with this and can’t wait until spring when I can try it out. My neighbor is going to hook up water to the faucet so that I can just turn it on right there on the porch. It will drain out on the side of the porch and water my hydrangeas. It needs a little bit of fixing up, but overall it is in very good condition.
Look at that sink! It is worth $50 all by itself. I feel like I got a nifty Christmas present. Can you tell I’m excited about this?
I am also happy that this can double as a place to put stuff when I am cooking out on my little charcoal grill. I can use the smaller grill that sits on a table, and put it on the counter here. It can fit inside the door when not in use. I still have lots of room on the porch for the chairs, table and plants we’ll put out there soon.
So, what do you think? Did I get a good deal or not?