No doubt about it, the prices at thrift stores are going up. Womp Womp. I’ve had a much harder time lately finding furniture to paint. I just can’t pay $80 bucks for a dresser at Goodwill and expect to make any money by repainting and reselling it. I’ve also never have any luck with Craigslist. Yard sales have always been my best bet for finding furniture and odds and ends to redo and resale.
I decided this past weekend that I was going to hit some yard sales and wasn’t coming back until I had scored several pieces of furniture! I woke up wayyyyyy early Saturday morning, drank wayyyyyyy too much coffee, and left the house at 6:30 am. Yes I am that person sitting outside your house waiting for you to hurry up and open up your garage and start your sale! It’s true, the early bird gets the worm!!!
Here’s some of the fun stuff I found on my little yard sale adventure……
I’m a sucker for original paintings. This painting on canvas was $8.00 and will be going in my guest room.
$1.00 sign and $1.00 basket.
I have a list on my phone of things that my friends have asked me to look for while I’m out and about. I can’t wait to give this to my friend who has been looking for a Cuckoo clock!! This never been out of the box clock was $12.00 and the pea candle that I just couldn’t pass up was $1.00.
$5.00 end table.
$4.00 Picnic baskets!
This is ugly, but at $1.00 I already have a plan for this guy!
$8.00 vanity and stool. Just the stool alone is worth the $8.00!!! I can not wait to paint these two pieces and recover the stool. Bye Bye viney flowers!
I think this was my favorite find of the day. It use to hold an old radio but was replaced with two little shelves. I’m going to fix the shelves and paint! I might be keeping this for myself! $10.00
Little end tables sell really well, especially when painted blue! hahaha! $6.00
$20.00 dresser! Finally a dresser that doesn’t cost $80.00!!!
This shelf unit is pretty ugly too, but has sooooo much potential! I am hoping I have enough barn wood to enclose the sides and back. At $10.00 it will be fun to play with!
Oh yes, I had to feed my shoe addiction by grabbing these new Steve Madden heels for $2.00
I almost died when I saw these $3.00 Vintage cowboy boots! The lady selling them said they belonged to her grandmother and she tried and tried to wear them but they were just too small! Well guess which Cinderella they fit!!!?!? They are sooooooo soft and already broken in!!! Is it fall yet!?!?
What is your favorite yard sale find!?!?!