For those of you who know me, or follow my blog, you know that I love a great craigslist/sale/thrift store deal. Especially when it comes to stuff for Gavin!
Many of you will probably remember these chairs from elementary school…
A few weeks back I picked up four of them for two bucks apiece. Then, last week on craigslist I found a posting for a child sized table for five dollars…
After a little spray paint which I already had on hand (I’ve only completed 2 of the 4 chairs) Gavin has his own table set for a whopping fifteen bucks!
(thinking about painting the table black, what do you think?)
And when I went to pick up the table, she threw in this easel for free!
That same week I stopped in at Once Upon a Child to see if they had any baby gates in stock (still need one for our deck). They didn’t, but they did have this kitchen for fifteen dollars!
The washer and dryer make realistic noises, the iron makes a steaming sound, the phone rings, and the stove sounds like it is starting right up. I stopped by Toys R Us and picked up some pretend food and Gavin is in heaven.
So yes, Gavin does have a lot of stuff to play with…but I rarely pay full price for anything so my guess is that I’ve gotten at least three times the amount of stuff we’d otherwise be able to afford!