I should never take my sister shopping with me. You’d think I would have learned after years of it. Sunday, we hit up some yard sales. With the impending move and minimal furniture, I had quite a few things I was looking for, and $50 burning in my pocket. This is what I came home with…the best part? I still had $5 left over!
First sale we went to, we found 2 barstools in almost perfect condition for $5 each. I was so stoked! A few days before, I had found some stools on clearance at Walmart, but they were $20. Boooo. I haven’t decided if I’m going to paint these suckers or just leave them. Right now, they’re not really a priority…
We also snagged a sweet bathroom mat for $2…I still haven’t washed it yet, I’m crossing my fingers that it won’t disintegrate in the washer.
Second sale, we found this gorgeous bookshelf for $2:
And this really cool barometer thing that my dad has in his sailboat. It reminded me of him when I saw it, plus it was only a dollar. And it definitely worked! (Yes, it generally is about 70 degrees in my house. Not intentionally…)
The next place we went was a great store called “Rare Finds.” I’ve driven past it for years and always wanted to stop in, but I figured that it was one of those cutesy, overpriced stores that sells “country wares.” Not the case! Its a great antique consignment store, AND everything was 50% off!! BEST. DAY. EVER. On the 3rd floor, we found this lovely wooden box and adorable iron owl.
BUT, the best part of the day…the piece de resistance…VOILA!!!!!
I picked it up for $35 at Rare Finds. Its missing some knobs, but the ones on the top 2 drawers are in great condition. I definitely plan on keeping them around. The bottom 4 though…they remind me of drawer pulls I had on my dresser from when I was 5. Sorry, nineties. I’m sending these back. It’s in great shape, built well, with only one drawer I’ve already commisioned the Fireman to fix with some wood glue.
All in all, a very productive and cheap day!