Saturday, June 19, 2010

Garage Sale Finds

I spent some time doing some power yard saleing this morning at a city wide garage sale. It was rainy and cold, but it's the only time the town can have a yard sale, so it's worth the half an hour drive, even on a rainy day. While this is a craft blog, you don't want to hear about my free game that has occupied my two youngest kids for the past hour (totally worth it!)...but those are typical finds for my weekend.

I did also pick up this boat for 50 cents. It needs a good painting, but once it's all one color, I think it will be a great find.


I also picked up this small cabinet with the intention of painting it. My husband HATES it when I bring home furniture, but for $5, I couldn't pass it up.
Wouldn't this make a great little shelf for my daughter's room? I love anything that has doors so you can't see the mess! Anyway, this bad boy is going up on craigslist to find a new home because my husband is demanding that it gets out of his parking spot in the garage. I'm pretty sure, I can get at least what I paid for it from it, which is all I hope for.


I also got this old window for $3. There was a bigger window at the same sale, but I passed it up, since I really don't know what I am going to do with this one. Any thoughts?

Did you find anything fun this weekend?

10 comments:

Debbie said...

I can't believe that cabinet for 5.00 OMG...I love it. Come and join in my garage salen party, would love to have ya!

Debbie said...

Thanks for joining in...lots of good finds this week, hope you enjoy some of the others...you will be sure to make some cool like minded new blogging friends.

Bounty Huntress said...

Great deal on the cabinet! You could hang the window on a porch or in a garden...

lis said...

If hubby wont let you keep the cabinet, I'll have it!
Yeah, the window would be ace on the porch, I wouldnt even paint it as it has this "rotten" charm. Lucky girl!

Grace said...

Your garage sale finds are amazing! In DC things are so expensive and I am lucky to even find anything for $100.

I found this link yesterday as an idea for your window
http://koff.carbonmade.com/projects/2734522
I thought it was neat!

Lori S. said...

Amazing finds!!! I would use the window as a frame. I would put pictures behind each panel and hang it on my wall. Love it!

~Lori@live,laugh,love,create :)

PS-Linked over from Debbiedoos

Shanarun said...

Great finds! I have seen old windows used for tables.... I just recently saw a really good tutorial. If I can remember where I saw it, I will come back and tell you. :)

Pam said...

Wow, I bet you could get a lot more than $5.00 for that cabinet on Craig's List - maybe put it on for a higher price and you can always lower it if it doesn't sell after a few days.

I have seen people hang the windows on a wall or place on a fireplace mantle. I guess it would depend on your decorating style though.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW!! Now that is one sweet cabinet for $5.00!! I would have raced you for it!! LOL!!

Debbie

Kathy said...

Wow that is a good deal for $5 wish I would have found it first!