Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yard Sale Finds

So, I finally got around to taking a few pictures of my yard sale finds as of late -- including the famed $15 wicker settee for the front porch.

Naturally, I forgot to take a full shot of the settee before I painted it (that would have required too much advance planning), but this close-up should give you an idea of the color it was before -- kind of a light taupe:

After I cleaned it up and removed as much of the old paint as possible, I primed it and repainted it a chocolate brown. I also went ahead and added a new cushion:

And this little side table? Another yard sale find -- $7 -- which I painted to match:

Spray paint, my love for you knows no bounds.

I also mentioned that I've found some decorative accessories for my great room bookshelves. Here's a closer look:

Woven box -- 50 cents:

Cool wood tray -- $1:

Set of decorative plates -- $5:

Adorable little vase -- I love the bird detailing -- $5:

And, I bought four jars full of wine corks for 25 cents each. It probably seems like a bizarre purchase, but I saw someone do a flower arrangement with corks instead of pebbles in the vase. I might use these for that, or I might just stick them in an apothocary jar. Either way, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than buying all that wine and saving the corks myself. :) (That's my youngest playing Vanna White in the back, btw.)

Finally, one of the most unexpected finds. Now, I really had no intention of purchasing shoes at a yard sale. But y'all. These were brand new BCBG Girls ballet flats. For $3. And, I must say, I pink puffy heart them:

I know. I probably crossed the line with the shoes.

But they were so cute.

And, did I mention, they were only $3?


Musings of a Housewife said...

OMG! Those shoes are SO CUTE! What a find! And the settee looks amazing. I'm impressed. Maybe I should start yard saling. :-)

Christina Lee said...

wow great finds- i did not consider spray painting wicker- and we're thinking of pitching our faded blond wood set this year (HMM...)
I am one who does save all the wine corks in a huge clear jug so to me that's not wierd!! :) AND love the shoes!

mah-meeee said...

you did great with all those finds! i really love the wicker chair and the cushion you gave it are so adorable.

LOVE the shoes! for $3??? totally worth it.. and it's NEW! :)

awesome finds!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Your porch is EXACTLY what I picture when I think of the perfect Southern setting. I cannot believe you found such amazing things at yard sales. You definitely have been gifted when it comes to home decor!

Kellie said...

WOW! I need to go garaging with you. I NEVER ind things like this!

Anonymous said...

WOW! You found some awesome yard sale items! I wish I were that creative.

BTW, I keep the corks from my wine (I have a ton.) I plan to turn them into a corkboard, like this one:

Stephanie said...

LOVE your posts and blogs :) Love the bench you got

debbie bailey said...

Wow! You maxed out on the good finds. Definitely don't paint the wicker chairs. They look great as is.

I found your blog at My Messy Thrilling Life. When you recommended Daphne du Maurier, I know we were kindred spirits! I own all her books and have read many of them over and over.