Sunday, August 30, 2009

Boys Off to School & Thrifty Treasures

I haven't been going to the sales much in the last few weeks because I was busy getting my boys off to school.

This is my baby.  Off to boarding school in the mountains.  What a view to wake up to every morning.

Here is my college son.  He also has  a view.  The boys are 8 hours from home but only 5 minutes away from each other.

Now on to the Thrifty Treasures.  Don't forget to visit Rhoda to see what all the other bloggers are finding this week.

One ugly brown chair now cherry red.  The chair was $5 and the paint was $3.  Not bad for a whole new look.

This little table I have had for a while.  I think it was $5 at some sale.  I have been wanting update the my younger son's room so decided to paint this black.  I'm thinking of painting all of his bedroom furniture black while he is away at school.
Here is the finished black table.  I left the doors off.  I like it better like this.  Now I just need to get rid of the "little boy blue" on the walls to something more suitable for a teenager.  He may be a little surprised at Thanksgiving to come home to a new room. (sorry for the blurry picture)

I bought these plates and plate rack at two different yard sales.  The plates were 50 cents each and the plate rack was an ugly gold and cost $2.
Now, this ugly nightstand is my next project.  It was $2.50.

Make sure you stop by Rhoda's to see everyone's great treasures for the week.

I keep hitting something that is underlining the text.  Unfortunately, my sons are away at school so I can't get them to fix it.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Few Estate Sale Finds

I almost didn't make it out Saturday morning.  My son had to work and I promised he could use my car.  There were 60 yard & estate sales going on.  About 10 minutes till seven I decided I could hit a few that was closest to me.  I managed to hit about 5 yard sales, 1 church sale and 1 estate sale.

There was absolutely nothing at the yard sales.

The church sale was good but I had very little time to browse.  I did find a nice wood chair.  I have been looking for one that I could paint red to go into the sunroom. For $5 I grabbed it.  Unfortunately, my camera died before I had a chance to take a picture of it.  Maybe next week I can do a before and after picture of it.

Now for the estate sale.  I only spent about 15 minutes here.  Even though I didn't have a lot of time here I feel like I hit the jackpot.  

First I found these great signed prints by a South Carolina artist.  She has a gallery in Charleston.  I paid two dollars each.  They will go great in either my hall or foyer.

  Sorry the pictures are so bad.  I hung them on the wall in my hall to take the pictures (wall paper has just been removed - so this will not be the final color of the walls) but I couldn't get a picture without the glare.  

Now for the treasure of the week.  I found a set of china that included 8 dinner plates, 8 dessert bowls, 2 serving bowls, and the creamer.  There was a price on the creamer for $5 and the entire set was stacked up so I asked if it was $5 for the whole set and the lady said yes.  Again, I can't show pictures of it all because my camera died but here you can see the pattern.  

At the estate sale I also found a little table/tray that folds inside to close.  I'll have to post a picture of it next week and hopefully someone will know what it is.

Did you find anything great this week?

Make sure you head over to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality and see all the Thrifty Treasures from all the bloggers participating in Rhoda's party.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

I'm participating in Southern Hospitality's Today's Thrifty Treasures.  Drop by Rhoda's site to see more great treasures.
I found this wreath for $2.00.  I plan to take the flowers off and do something with it.  If you have any ideas please let me know.  I want it to go out on the sun porch.
This next picture shows a few things that were just t00 cheap to pass up.
The foam board was a new unopened pack for 25 cents.  The wood plaque was 25 cents.  Will probably do something with chalkboard paint on it.  The paint (both almost full) was ????

That's right.  Each can was 1 cent.  It's old (2004 I think) but it may work on some little project. This lady had tons of stuff.  Everything I bought was 25 cents or less.

These two leaf things were $1 for both.  Not sure that I really like them but didn't want to regret not getting them.  So I will have to think about them for a while.  Any ideas?  The fabric was 5 cents.  

These picture frames were 25 cents each.  The plate stands were 5 cents each.  The picture holders were 25 cents.  I also got two big frames that were new for $1 each.  One still had the tag for $19.99 on it.  

I needed a gate to keep our puppy out of the kitchen while I cook.  This one was $1.

This lamp was 50 cents.  It already has a new coat of black paint on it.    Now I just need to figure out how to redo the lamp shade.  I've taken all the fabric off and just have the bones to the lampshade.  The little oval picture frame in the corner was also 25 cents.

This chair was free.  I got it and the sofa from a friend a while back.  Both are in perfect condition.  The only problem was the awful brown color.  I finally got the nerve to paint the chair.  I love it.  Next week I'll be painting the sofa.  

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have any ideas of uses for my treasures please let me know.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New to Thrifty Treasures

This is only my third week yard sailing.  Who knew it could be so much fun.  After reading about everyone's great treasures, I decided to see what my area had to offer.  Here are a few of my "treasures" found this week.

This cutting board was 50 cents.  I plan to paint it white and put my initial on it.

This magazine rack was $1.00.  This was one of the things on my list to find.  It will get a  nice new look with some white paint.
Both of these things were a quarter each.  The tin I plan to paint with chalkboard paint.  Not sure what I plan to do with the cake stand.

This great iron shelf was only $3.  Surely, I'll find some place for it.

I love this picnic basket.  It is big and in perfect condition.  Price - only $2.  Also, in the picture is a new set of Pampered Chef fondue forks that I couldn't resist for only $1.

This is not exactly a yard sale find but is special because my teenager actually thought of me.

My son works at a major craft store.  A customer broke this and his manager "sold" it to him for 25 cents.  He was sure I would find something to do with it.

Thanks for visiting and I would for you to leave a comment or two.   Also, make sure you visit over at Southern Hospitality to see more great thrifty treasures.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here's June - Boss of the house

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Finally Becoming Friends

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Giving Tree

My son and his friend collected items to keep children warm during the winter months. In the program they are in at school each student has to do a minimum of 15 hours of community service. The two of them decided to use this idea as part of their community service.

Here are the pictures of the Giving Tree. All of the mittens, hats, and socks collected will be distributed to the kids at the soup kitchen.

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