Hello lovely Friends, and welcome to the first day of June! I’m ready to get this Summer started, how about you?
Today I’m sharing my first yard sale find of the season and what I did with it!
If you’ve followed me for long, you know that I have been on a serious yard sale diet for the last two Summers. I had hoarded project pieces like crazy and needed to get rid of what I had.
I have worked really hard to whittle that to-do pile down, so I earned a day of yard saling! I set out first thing a couple of Saturdays ago and the first yard sale I stopped at was a gold mine:
The lady having the sale refinishes furniture as well and was cleaning out her own hoard. There was a dining room set and two round pedestal kitchen tables on the other side of her lawn.
This piece was gorgeous!
Although it looks pretty good in the photo though, it needed a ton of work! It kind of makes me sad that I didn’t buy it any way. She was asking $80 for it.
This is the beauty I scored from her:
The mirror is on the ground behind it, leaning against the garage door. She was asking $50 for it, but I offered $40 and she accepted.
It definitely needed some TLC as well:
I think many of her pieces had been left in the elements. Three of the drawers needed repairs as well. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
This was a beautiful piece at one time, but the neglect had taken its toll. I knew paint was the answer.
This color is Champlain by Fusion Mineral Paint. It’s a soft creamy winter white.
I think it gives this piece a very elegant feel, if a dresser can be considered elegant.
I had been going through all my supplies and found this color and knew it would be perfect.
They weren’t in the best shape, so although I don’t usually paint the sides of the drawers, these ones really needed it.
This color is Inglenook, also by Fusion Mineral Paint.
It wasn’t easy to photograph this head-on with the mirror. My camera and I are hiding behind the flowers.
And yes that is my kitchen in the background. 🙂
I photograph most of my photos in the dining room.
The knobs came from HomeGoods. They are a great resource for hardware in my area.
The coolest thing about Fusion Mineral Paint is that it requires NO topcoat. I was a little skeptical, but I had a hard time just trying to sand the edges on this piece.
That paint was on there good!
This feels like a Summer piece and fits in perfectly beneath my PB Knock-Off Summer House sign:
Another peek at those pretty drawers…
Love those curves!
This was a pretty simple makeover, but the pretty lines on this dresser didn’t need anything more.
Here’s everything I found on my first official yard sale day of the season:
The desk chair ($8) and cradle ($1) came from the same yard sale as the dresser. A nice gentleman who insisted on helping me load my goodies, broke the spindle off the chair. Hoping it’s an easy fix! The bed was a $10 find and the cute trash bin was just $3. A good first day, I think!
If you enjoyed this post, you’ll like this one too:
Do you remember this one? See how I updated these yard sale stools HERE.
Thanks for stopping by, Friends! As always, I appreciate each and every one of you for supporting my passion for all things reloved. 🙂
I’ll be back here on Tuesday sharing this little cutie:
Don’t Miss a Thing!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!