I am so ready for garage sale season! I thought I smelled it in the air last week, but it turned out to be something else.
I love looking at everything and imagining what I could do with it.
"with a little paint & sanding that shelf will look just rustic enough..."
"look at those 3 trays! I could paint them to match and make one a bulletin board, one a magnet board, and one a chalk board & hang them over my desk!"
I have always enjoyed garage sales. When I was a kid I would go with my Mom. I was too cool then to say I got anything at a garage sale (our inside joke was that we got it at Wal-mart #2). Now I can't wait for someone to ask so I can tell them what a great deal I got on something. *grin*
My husband cringes every time someone says they like my outfit. Without fail, he knows that I am going to reply with, "Thank you! This whole outfit, including shoes & jewelry, cost ______ (something ridiculously cheap like $5)!" He tells me I could just stop at "Thank you!", but I am proud of my bargains!!
Here are some of my bargains:
Darling window mirror: .25 (yep! just 1 quarter!) It was brown, but I painted it black.
This is my favorite purchase of all this little lamp was $4 & since then I found another one for $2 (but it didn't have a shade).
Louis Vuitton papillion purse $2!!
Everything on this shelf came from garage sales. The beehive jars were $2, the glass milk jar was .25, the little chair was .50, and the rest I can't remember!
I have also gotten:
sterling silver earrings (.05) & bracelets ($2 & .25) (that I wear nearly everyday)
Brand New Fossil watch with 2 leather bands $1.50
Dooney & Burke Bucket Bag .25 (sold it on Ebay for $80!!)
Old Desk $5 (painted it white & put polka dot knobs & now its too cute!)
Vera Bradley Mini Train Case .25
This year I am looking for some old looking cabinets to decorate my new home (a log cabin). We will see what I find!!
Hurry up garage sale season!!! I am waiting on you!!