March 30, 2009

That's entertainment.

So, in the middle of my weekend baking bender (just wait until you see what I turned out! Whoopie!), I had to pop back to Wegman's for more supplies. While I was frenetically weaving up and down the aisles (would it kill them to arrange things in a way that makes sense? Or do they get joy out of putting things like applesauce, shoelaces and aluminum foil together? And I'm not sure I'm even making that up. But I digress...), I came across this "entertainment stand" ( a bit of a misnomer, huh?):



Is it shore house chic? Not in the least. But have any of you tried to find an inexpensive, two shelf printer stand? Not only are they not cheap, they are ugly. We needed something small enough to "not make a scene," but big enough for our fax-scanner-printer, and the fancy photo printer the mister bought me for Christmas. So if I was going to be stuck with unsightly, I sure as heck wasn't going to break the bank. And I sure didn't:


I wasn't sure if it was big enough, but was willing to roll the dice. I also figured if it was super deluxe ugly, I'd spray the whole thing black. But you know what? It's not awful! And it snapped together (quite literally) in about three minutes. I'm camouflaging it a bit with faux fronds, but the printers pretty much cover it all up:


Can you believe how perfectly everything fits? I love it when the tightwad in me comes out the winner.

And welcome to anyone here from Bloggeritaville's Thrifty Thursday. Like a good little thrifter, I'm recycling...this post! I posted on Monday so I could celebrate my one year of blogging today. Whoo hoo! And thanks for stopping by.

27 comments:

Tina said...

Love it. You chic'd it up shorehouse style.
Blessings
T

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Laura, your bargain shopping amazes me! I'm like that too..getting a bargain really gives me a thrill! LOL

Your new printer stand is perfect!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Brilliant! I think that you "will" bargains to appear with your super shopping powers. Fits the bill and looks great.
♥, Susan

j.cro said...

That came out great! Nice work!

JulieWebb Photography+Design said...

Ha! Great find! I was thinking maybe it would be $20-$50 so I laughed out loud when I scrolled down to see it was only $9.92! And it really doesn't look that bad either, good for you. :)

Leigh of said...

First things first. I gained 10 lbs just looking at the donuts and cookies. Could you ship me an express package? YUMMMMM!
That center was a steal for under 10 bucks! Wow! Hey, now, it would be a good thrifty thursday post to link up on Thursday (wed night). Jsut a thought, hope you will join in!


Good for you. Now I am off find something sweet to eat....

Sue said...

Gotta love the Wedgeman's as my father-in-law calls it....it takes talent to be able to look at basically cheap crap and no that it will look really good with a little tweaking.....it really looks good!! what did you bake?? I'm trying the biscuit donuts tonight....I'm taking your word for it that are actually going to be good....I will be very surprised....

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laura, I actually think it looks good! And the price is perfect. Good going, girl! You did well!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Keetha said...

Pretty awesome deal!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Great deal!!!!

xoxo
Jane

Joyce said...

You are the queen of bargains!
I so need to make your donuts on the previous post!

Weef! said...

Wegman's! I have a love-hate relationship with Wegman's! Your tinfoil/shoelace analysis was spot on. The other day my Wegman's had completely remodeled the cookie/cracker aisle with seemingly no purpose other than to mess with people's heads! ;) But, when they have discounted items in that "seasonal" section you can get a good deal! Love the printer stand!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Looks really nice Laura ...does the job and at that price you can now to afford to buy ink for all thsoe printers...lol!

pve design said...

what a steal! (now you have money for the ink!

Renovation Therapy said...

Awesome deal!!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Wow! What a find... and at that price. Geez. Nice find.
Katie

Ms. Tee said...

I can't believe that price and it's cute, too! I totally want to come shopping with you. :)

Maureen said...

You have to be kidding me. A person seriously could buy everything they need at Wegman's. Well, they would have to locate it. I agree with you completely.

Once I did figure out where things were located, they mixed it all up again. But I keep going back.

Kwana said...

What! That stand is Hawt! Perfect in that spot and you can't beat that price. Very nice.

Purple Flowers said...

What a great bargain. And you positioned it so nicely!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! I'm so impressed by this. What a deal! And I know what you mean about it being so hard to find a decent printer stand. We've been searching for one for my husband's office forever. It's still sitting on the floor!

stacilynfeldman said...

thank heavens for wegmans. i seriously miss that place. *sigh*

Marie Anne said...

Looks great! I love it when things come together like that.

Chandy said...

I like it, especially with all of that equipment on it, it blended it just fine! Great find!

ann said...

Great thinking,great idea.It fits perfectly and it;s kinda cute...ann

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

So glad that you added it! It is a great bargain! Thanks for playing along, Laura in thrifty thursday!

Keetha said...

Our TV just died a sudden and unforwarned death, and I wish I could find as good a deal on a new TV as you found on that TV stand!!!!!