I didn’t do a lot of garage sailing last year (yes I know it’s a garage “sale" , but I like saying “sailing”). Two years ago, I was out every weekend. Maybe that’s a bit much, maybe not, but I missed them. Goodwill just doesn’t cut it sometimes.
I hit up a neighborhood wide sale last Friday and scored! Wanna see what I got?
These sweet mini oil paintings, about 8” long, $4 each. Might paint and glaze the frames, what do ya think?
A mini crock to go with my big crock, $1. All the shorter utensils that get lost in the large one fit PERFECTLY!
not sure what I want to do with this one, $2. Paint the frame? Chalkboard over the glass? Leave it?
This big crate from an old man’s garage, $2. Lots of dust and cobwebs, my favorite kind of find 😉
these odd ballerina silhouettes will not be gross much longer: $1 for both
Not shown, but I also got five grocery bags STUFFED full of clothes for me, Ben, Lily, and Adam. (I’m sure you don’t want to see pics of bags of clothes.) My favorites were a pair of Crocs for Lily and a pair for Ben, and three Hanna Anderson PJs for Adam for $1 each! 🙂
And not from this weekend, here are a few other finds.
This side table is from my mother-in-law, who got it from her mother. I think I want to paint it (she okayed it), because the finish is in bad shape. :-/
I found these lamps at an otherwise junky garage sale. $5 for both. They have a tag from Home Goods, FOR $50 A LAMP!!!!! I love lamp. I love these lamps. I debated painting them, but like the natural look. They will go in our family room with the new couch.
and although not from a garage sale, this gray MILLINGE rug from IKEA was only $19.99, on sale from $29.99! Boy oh boy am I crushing hard core on gingham these days. It’s 6’7” by 2’7” and will fit perfectly in the new foyer. They also had it in red, but it’s clearanced so it won’t last long!
If you’re near an IKEA, ya need to head there now. They are getting ready for the new items for their July catalog and had a TON of clearanced items, and new items (I was swooning, I tell ya). In the area and want to make a date? Lemme know. 🙂
Tell me about your finds!
Have you gone to a yard sale lately? Sailed the garage sea? A flea market? Spotted a good clearance deal? I love this time of year. 🙂
Thanks for the head's up about Ikea!! My DH and I are headed to Minneapolis, MN (our nearest Ikea) in the middle of May. I hope there is still lots of stuff on clearance when we get there!! I <3 Ikea!
I hope there is! If not, then you'll still be able to see all the fun new stuff. 😉 I haven't been inside, but the IKEA in the Mall of America looked huge, have fun!!
I love going to ikea. I have one about 25 mins away so we don't go often. Where are you located?
Ana, I'm located in the western Chicago suburbs, so I have two within an hour away! I'm very lucky 🙂
Last weekend I hit my first sale of the year! I got 3 pair of curtains for my living room for $9.00 total! and 2 pair of Nike tennis shoes for $1.00 a piece!
Curtains are SO hard to find, nice score!
Chalkboard the frame for sure- LOVE it!!
it's on the agenda for today! Thanks for weighing in 😉
I wish we had an Ikea closer!!
Are we your closest IKEA? If you're ever in need of a trip, lemme know.