Friday, April 16, 2010

'Tis the Season, Of Garage Sales!

I love Garage Sale season, especially here is Washington. Everyone is cooped up all winter and when the weather finally gets good hidden treasures are sold on the streets super cheap. It's fantastic. So I just wanted to do a little post about the kind of things I like to look for.

Old ugly Ornate frames.

My sister got this one at a garage sale for only $4, She took it home and spray painted it a fantastic green and Voila! I want one of these so bad, so I will definately be on the hunt for something like this.

Old suitcases

I love old suitcases, they can be used for lots of things. In my house I currently own 3. One is used as a side table for remotes. Another is used as a toy chest in our family room, and the last is used to keep all of C's trains and tracks. 2 of these were under $5 and one was free.

vintage goblets
I really wanted some of these last year but I had to let them go, this year if I find any they are coming home with me. Also any mason type jars are good finds. I want to use them as pen holders and vases.


Retro furniture
I was always afraid of Upholstering furniture but you know it's not that hard and it the best way to get Retro furniture, without the hefty price tag. Like this rocking chair I believe was $30 {my mother-in-law picked it up for me so I am not sure} and the fabric about $15. And for those of you who don't sew you can do this with just a staple gun and some tacs. I reattatched the arms also, just didn't get a picture of that.

Garage Sale season is in the air, I love it!


PixieShtick said...

Haha, sorry I don't have the before picture on that frame. It was pretty funny looking before.

Carrie said...

I'm right there with ya on the yard sales. I can hardly contain myself. Great finds!

Miss Muffin said...

Oh, I love the frame! And the suitcases! We don't really have garage sales over here. :-( There are fleamarkets and I can't wait to go to one. I have not been to one in ages! But it really depends whether you get a good bargains there. Sometimes they are rather like antique markets and you pay ALOT! It really depends ...
I got one old suitcase from my grandpa and I love it! I even wrote a blog post about it
It holds my daughter's dress up clothes. Unfortunately this was the last one he had. I think he threw the other ones away! :-( Makes me sad just thinking about it ...