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.


29 comments:

  1. Oh am I IN LOVE with that shelf! It looks unbelievable in white!!!

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  2. I have been lurking your blog for awhile -- from Twice Remembered (and am also Mormon). I love all your redos! I wish I knew how to and had the space. I spotted this AWESOME little table at CCA (sorta like Goodwill) today, but it needed a LOT of TLC and ... well, maybe one day. Thanks for your inspiration (and your keen eye!). Love it!

    nonchalantgirl.blogspot.com

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  3. Those are gorgeous! Great finds and even BETTER transformations.

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  4. stopped by from Kimba's DIY day - INCREDIBLE steal/makeover on that table!

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  5. It turned out beautiful. What a great deal on the price. I love the shelf too. It looks great in the bathroom.

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  6. Great Finds, and fantastic job!!

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  7. These are simply lovely. I love your style. I am also a trash to treasure kind of girl!

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  8. I love your before and afters! Great job! Awesome to stumble across a fellow LDS member that enjoys goodwill and diy as much as I do! :)

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  9. So cute! Great job, and I love that boat!

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  10. I love all your transformations! I'm going to try out the beachy arrangement!

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  11. What a great couch table! That was a super deal. Love the shelf white, it looks perfect with beachy stuff on it!

    Manuela

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  12. You did a fabulous job.... Love all the redo's
    xoxo
    Julie

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  13. I just love your style ! Really am loving that bathroom - I want to do that to mine- I may steal some of your fab ideas :o) Did you cut the sailboat in half for the wall ??
    Kammy

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  14. What wonderful finds and you've made them so gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  15. Great job!!! That first table is fantastic! You definitely have a great eye. Thanks for sharing! Artie (Niartist) Color Outside the Lines Blog

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  16. Simply gorgeous! Great transformations!
    *hugs*deb

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  17. Wow, what great transformations! I love the basket with the shell and sea grass arrangement! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow, I love all your finds! That table is great & all the beachy items I love too. What a deal on the boat, so cute in that bathroom.

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  19. Perfect transformations! I especially like the sofa table and what a bargain it was!

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  20. Those are some great transformations! I signed up to follow your blog and I hope you come to check mine out.

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  21. Oh, I so love your beachy bathroom! You were right to use the shelf for it. The beadboard background made it a perfect fit and the new coat of paint really did the trick.

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  22. What a transformation on your sofa table. Doesn't look like the same piece you picked up for $3.00.
    The beachy bathroom is amazing. I love your arrangement!

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  23. Amazing transformation!

    Fun blog-- my first time here...

    If you get a chance I would love you to stop by!

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

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  24. Wow, another Michaels shopper! Love your transformations!

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  25. What a great deal on your table! It really turned out cute. With your other things, I love all things "beachy". You did a fabulous job with your transformations! Thanks for sharing.

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