Sunday, September 27, 2009

Community Yard Sale

I scored big this at our community yard sale.  I got these iron decorative pieces for 10 cents each.  That's right 60 cents total. They are 6 inches tall.

Large wire bird cage $3

Pine garland with pinecones was 50 cents.  This look great on the mantle at Christmas.

Wood pumpkin blocks $2.50

Rooster picture 50 cents.  It got a makeover to look more French country.  The frame was falling apart so I had to glue it back together.  I painted the frame ivory and gave the picture itself a black border.  Then sanded it down, wiped it down with dark walnut stain, removed the wire and added a ribbon.  I love how it turned out!!!
Here's the before....

Here is the after....

This old fan was $2.50

I scored big on storage items.  They work great in our new spare bedroom / craft room closet.  This wire shelf was $3.  I have all 100 sets of my rubber stamps stored on them.  The plastic Rubbermaid drawers were 50 cents each.  I got eight of those (four medium and four larger) and stacked them up.  My scrapbooking supplies and ink pads are stored in these.

These two four drawer units were $2 each.  They will hold scrapbook paper.  All of these storeage items look brand new and only $8 for all of them.

Perhaps my best find of the day was this antique mirror for $15.  The lady said she bought it several years ago at an antique store for $40.

This iron candle holder was $2.  Obviously I need to get another candle.

This red berry Christmas vine was 50 cents

I have been looking for some of these styrophome balls.  This bag was $1.  And the roll of moss was half price at Craft Warehouse for $2.50.  I plan on making some moss covered ball and maybe a couple more jute covered balls like the one in the basket I made.

I debated whether to get these wood bunnies but for 25 cents each I decided to go for it.  I removed the old ribbon around their necks and will set them in a bed of moss for Easter.  I love the finish on them.

The silver shower rod hooks were $1.  They will be great in our new master bathroom.

And last but not least - curtains for the new master bedroom.  I went to Ross and got two of these Waverly swag valances for $3.99 each.  I bought two large panels for our sliding glass door to the deck. I also got an extra panel to make pillow and a runner.
They will match the blue bedspread I got at Shopko for $25 (reg. $70).  I can't  wait to move into our bedroom THIS WEEK!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Yard Sale Transformations!!!

I found this sofa table Friday at a yard sale. It was very neglected. It had been sitting outside and her paint was peeling really badly. I asked the woman how much she was and her husband piped up and said "a thousand dollars." I just smiled at them and the wife said "how about $3" I said "SOLD". Since I couldn't be in the house today with the carpeters I sanded and primed this little lady. She has yet to be painted but I brought her in for the evening and put her on the landing at the top of the stairs. She feels right at home.

I got this pine shelf at Goodwill for $4.50. It goes great in the bathroom with all my beachy decor.
Remember this boat I got at Goodwill several months ago for $2.  I finally hung it in the bathroom last night.
I made this shell and sea grass arrangement.  I saw some at Michaels that I loved but they were $100.  So I picked up a few greenery items (sea grass and mossy stuff) and used three shells from a basket of shells I got at a yard sale.  I used wood scewers and wrapped green floral tape around them to disguise them against the greenery and then hot glued a shell to each.  It turned out so cute and cost me next to nothing to make.  I found the basket it's in at Goodwill for $1.50 the same day I found the boat.