Hello my thrifty adventurers! I was looking through some old photos the other day and came across this photo of one of my yard sale hauls from last Summer:
It occurred to me that I had made over just about everything in the photo, and I thought it would be fun to reshare them today!
First of all, can you believe I scored all these brand spankin new paint brushes at a yard sale?
It didn’t look like much of a sale from the street, but I decided to walk up and have a look anyway, and it turns out the guy was a paint supply distributor and these were leftover samples! I almost didn’t get out of the car. I also got the tape and a few other supplies from him.
You might also notice the can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint…that was a total score from another sale. I think I paid $4 for it and it was at least 3/4 full.
Across the street from Mr. Paint Distributor guy, I found this antique folding sewing table that I ended up paying $8 for:
It needed quite a bit of work to make it sturdy, and I had to take the folding function away to accomplish that, but it turned into a pretty little table that reminds me of the perfect writing desk:
At the same yard sale, I found two of these chairs:
I only took them because he wanted rid of them so badly that he offered them for $3 a piece! I painted one for our Themed Furniture Thursday “Rustic” theme:
Next up is the oval coffee table…
Just your basic oval coffee table. I imagined it with French graphics:
Next up is this Eagle-esque mirror I scored for a mere $1:
I loved the curvy lines of it and decided to pair it with a chunky yard sale shelf I found at the thrift store, to create this cottage shelf:
That’s one of my favorite projects. Notice I replaced the Eagle with an old lamp finial.
Then there’s these gold frames…
Four of them got a paint treatment and became part of my gallery wall above my bed:
The gold frame on the very bottom of the stack of frames in the photo…
Along with these old fence pickets, became a tray:
As for the blue print ottoman, I use it just like it is. Actually my boys do…they sit on it to play video games!
The little stool was taken apart at some point and is still in my garage somewhere…not sure there’s any hope for that one now.
And that Annie Sloan Pure White chalk paint? It was used for this:
To make it look like this:
This was a $60 yard sale score from my neighborhood’s annual yard sale!
Hope you enjoyed this look back. I am so pumped for yard sale season now, how about you??
I’ll see you Thursday sharing what I did with this dated green plate rack I found at the Habitat Restore:
UPDATE: No need to wait! To see how it looks HERE now. 🙂
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