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?"

15 comments:

Linda said...

Love that iron chair and the sewing table it sweet! I saw a bunch of old shutters at GW. Now I know what to do with them, but alas, they are gone! Linda

The Tattered Cottage said...

Wow...what great finds you got. Love the shutters and what a great deal you got on your dresser. I thought mine was good at $35 :)
Toni

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great finds! You got a really good deal on the iron chair. I found 2 I wanted, but not at $80 .
Glenda

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Excellent finds, I especially love the shutters. Thanks for sharing your haul!

Happy Hunting
Tina

JobandBrittany said...

love the shutters, i've got some i bought a few weekends back that i've got to hang up! great finds.

Heather said...

Yay! Looks great!! I'm go glad we went. When are we going again!???

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for the visit! :) That iron chair is too cool!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

FREE! You got that little table for FREE?! Great job on that. Love all your finds, esp. that iron chair too.

Julie M. Jackson said...

OMG! Anna, great finds! I love it!!!!!! I want Heather's bench so bad! It was a great deal too! I love your sewing table the most.

Miss G said...

Thanks so much for coming and visiting my blog, Anna! Thanks for the tip on the pillows at Wal-mart. So are you from New Zealand? I went once and LOVED it! I like the shutter you got AND the FREE table! Kelly

Anna said...

thanks for all the comments, it is nice to have new people visit my blog!
Miss G. yes, I am from New Zealand, I have lived in the US 10 years now though. We are looking forward to our NZ trip in July to see my family.

Chiki Cottage said...

I am in love with that iron chair. I love iron stuff outside! Also, those shutters are to die for. Im everything shabby and chippy so that would have been perfect for me. Thanks for sharing your awesome finds.

Joy said...

you found a wide variety of things. I love the last chair and the green chair too. Plus the shutters are really cute.

Kate said...

I love the old shutters! And you cannot beat a FREE table!

B.jane said...

Great Finds...especially the green chair!!!!