Sunday, June 7, 2009
Yard sale finds
I am participating in the "I love Yard sales" blog party hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, make sure you check it out.
My friend Heather and I went to some local yard sales this weekend. Getting up at 6am on a Saturday, on my first weekend of my summer break from teaching did not seem like a great idea at first, but I'm so glad we went, I found some unique things.
First up this old shutter with the paint chipping off. It is old and shabby, but I really like it for an art piece and it was only $3.
It is in my front living room by this $2 original art piece I picked up at a Goodwill store in San Antonio. The old dresser it is sitting on is from a yard sale - it was $15.
Next is this sewing table, which I passed up earlier in the morning - it was marked $5. Heather bought a piece of furniture at the same sale and when she went back to pick it up the sewing table was still there so Heather picked it up for me, FREE! This is after I taped off the top and spray painted it black (it was scratched up). I liked the dark color of the wood so the rest of it I just touched it up with a stain pen.
Here is the table re-purposed as an end table in my family room.
This picture shows my favorite ever yard sale find - this green chair was $24.
The shelf beside it I picked up on Friday at Goodwill for $12.99. It is old and rustic but the things in this room are starting to come together. The white chest I talked about in thisprevious post.
Last but not least, this heavy iron chair I also found on Saturday with Heather - it was $7. Over the upcoming weeks I am on the look out for more patio chairs and things like this for the back yard!
"Mommy when are you going to stop taking pictures and look at my Star Wars guy?"