garage sale bonanza

Today was garage sales. Thought I’d share some treasures with you.

These are four heavy wood placemats I got for $1.00 for all four.


They were metallic gold abeit a little scratched so because I always have metallic spray paint sitting around, I gave them a very light coat. They are wonderful. After I took this picture I noticed the mat in the lower right hand corner still had some tape residue left over so I used my “Goof-off” and cleaned it off and repainted.

20130524-142532.jpgThis is a wonderful old crate I bought for fifty cents. I lightly sprayed it with whatever white paint I had laying around. Then I used a black marker to spruce up the wire handle.

20130524-142500.jpgThis is the only kind of dog I will ever have in my home. No pooping, no barking, no biting, no shedding, no chewing. He was $3.00 but I talked the lady into $2.00 because his right front leg was cracked. Wouldn’t you know I cracked it some more when I took it out of the trunk. So I took tissue paper and white glue and made a kind of “cast”. Then I painted over his leg and all is well. He goes great with my new shabby chic living room.

This next picture is perhaps my favorite “find” so far. The base is from a birdbath. Cost: $2.00. The tray is metal and has one missing leg so I replaced it’s spot on my craft hutch with the wood/wire carrier from 2nd picture. So I was thinking. What to do with this tray? Bingo. Went outside and stuck in on pedestal base. Cost? Free. I placed a rock on it for butterflies. Cost? Free.

I just love it when I have days like today when all the creative juices are a firin’. What do you think?

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