My Ikea and Prada Thrifty Finds!

Okay, so I am seriously stoked with my thrifty finds from today's yard sales.  

First stop I scored this genuine Ikea Ektorp Footstool, with inside storage.

It has a beige cover with white piping, although I can't see the exact cover on the Ikea website, but the same footstool with similar covers retail for $239 here in Australia. 

So how much did I pay? 

Brace yourself, hold on to your seats and prepare to be totally shocked. 

I'm still trying to recover. 

And I even got to this sale an hour after it started and it was still there.

Okay, back to the price ......

You might say $100? Nup, lower.  $50? Nup, lower. $30? Nup, lower. $20? Nup, lower. 

Okay, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. :)

My Ikea Ektorp Footstool, which matches my recently acquired Ektorp Lounge, cost me the bargain price of ...... you might want to sit down .......   


I kid you not.  

Bargain, right?

There are a few stains on the cover, which will likely wash out.  However, I plan to get a white cover from Ikea which retail here for $29 and will match our white sofa.  

Yep, that totally made my day. :)

And then to top it off, I got this gorgeous brown faux Prada handbag, in new condition. 
I had been looking for a brown handbag and this one was the perfect shade of brown. Of course our budget would never stretch to Prada.  And I've always said I would never get a faux brand bag, until I stumbled upon this one.

The price?  Have a close look at the tag.
Yep, $2. 


I was secretly hoping it might be a genuine one, until I did my Google research.  You just never know.  Crazier things have happened.  Like scoring a $4 Ikea footstool.  ;)

I love thrifty shopping. You just never know what you might find. :)  

:) Julie


  1. Great Scores!!!!!! Wow what a great bargain on the foot stool. Love it. Have a nice Memorial Day.

    1. Thanks Kris. Don't you just love a bargain! :)

  2. Wow--what a deal on the footstool. I have the same one with a white cover--I got it for $50 and I was happy with that!

    1. I know Sandy! I still have to pinch myself. Perhaps the best thrifty find ever! :)


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