It’s no secret that I love a good yard sale! My hubby loves them too. You heard that right, aren’t I lucky? No, he loves them because on Saturday mornings, I get up early and take the kids with me and he gets to sleep in…in a totally quiet house! (Then he can’t complain when I come home with all my
A couple of weeks ago I had a stellar yard sale day. This is the cell photo I shared on Facebook:
I added the prices to show how I got all these goodies for $28! Not too shabby. I was excited to get started with my little $7 table.
Here it is before:
…and after it’s makeover:
I painted the entire table with the last of this batch of DIY chalk paint. Then I gave the top a coat of Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg blue.
I decided to keep the legs cottage white.
I used FrogTape to tape off the stripes.
When it was dry, I gave it a light sanding and a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
These shells were brought all the way from Australia. (Except the starfish.) My dad was born and raised there and he used to collect them. I lived there as a little girl and actually had a thick australian accent. I’ve lost it all now.
I have these shells in glass containers in a few places throughout my living room. They hold a lot of memories for me.
Who’s that little munchkin stealing my props? And where are his pants??
I’m really pleased with how it turned out. The lady who sold it to me said she hoped I wasn’t going to paint it…oops.
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