Monday, May 23, 2011

Tis the Season

Garage Sale season is in full swing!  Just about every weekend there are at least 3 or four communities hosting garage sales.  It's fantastic- I go to one area and usually hit about 20 garage sales (give or take a few)!  That's amazing, and I've gotten some AMAZING deals.  Like the Robeez shoes.  Granted, there's no bun in my oven, but could I pass up $1.50 for cute Robeez?  I don't think so!
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And this little gem- which will be painted black by the end of this week (fingers crossed) was only $5!

I got a couple of things for my display  areas and added a little spray paint and they're now much cuter- $2 for the brass thing and $.25 (what a deal!!!) for the pitcher thing.  Seriously, the brass was making my eyes burn.  It was so funny, the old lady I bought that from told me it had been on her mantle for almost thirty years!!!  My hubby used engine paint on it, and it worked brilliantly.  Just think- its made to cover and stick to something that is dirty and greasy, so you know its going to stick to garage sale junk too!  I used Valspar Brilliant Silver on the pitcher.

This last one isn't a garage sale find, but I did get it at the dollar store.  Sorry I don't have a before pic, but it started out as a plain old glass vase.  I spray painted the interior first thinking that it would look REALLY shiny- almost like a mirrored surface.  Well, I was wrong.  The paint (Valspar Brilliant Silver spray paint), doesn't look shiny through glass, it looks dull.  So, I gave it a really light coat on the exterior so that it looks shiny in some places and dull in others.  It gave it a really great look!
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Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country said...

Great makeovers. I need to try and learn to think outside of the box when I find things at garage sales. :) Great job.

Would love to invite you to link up this great project at Nothing But Country - Creative Creations link up party. It closes tonight. And we will feature projects on our blog this coming Tuesday and reopen with another party as well. Hope you will join us.

Mandy said...

the cabinet looks great! What a great deal for $5.