If you read my post a few days ago, I mentioned that we were going camping up north for a few days, and had planned our trip in conjunction with the local towns city wide garage sales. Ok, I know that I can't be alone in planning a trip around garage sales! Tell me you have done the same!! Anyway, I could hardly wait to get back to post all of my goodies, and share them on Debbie Doos Garage Salen Partay! I had been anxiously awaiting this trip for months. I know, I am easy to entertain! My plan was to find a bunch of treasures taht I could renovate for my etsy shop, and I was thrilled with what I found!
Anyway, keep in mind that I am going to paint just about everything you are about to see here (so hopefully none of you will think "Gee, she really has terrible taste!!) :) Sorry some of the pictures are dark, but it looked like it was going to rain this morning when I snapped these photos, so the lighting wasn't that great!
I found a cute brand new Debbie Mumm Christmas potholder for 50 cents. The other stuff here probably doesn't look that great now, but wait til you see what a bit of paint and Mod Podge can do! On the left is a wooden letter organizer for just $1.75. It's kind of hard to see the wooden tray, but with the addition of some paint & decoupage & little wooden ball feet, you won't recognize her. Also a cute little birdhouse (that is in dire need of a pain job!) for my garden. Just 25 cents!
I found this pretty vintage looking (but new) picture frame for just a buck. I think it will look great Heirloom White. The funny thing is, my mom had given me a frame almost exactly like this a few years ago, that she had picked up at a sale. Well, I never got around to doing anything with it, so I took it to Goodwill awhile back, then wished that I'd kept it!!
Ok, these wooden candlesticks were one of my favorite finds, for $5. These are much bigger and chunkier than they appear in the photo. The largest one is over 14" tall, and they are really heavy! Plan on painting them either Heirloom White (I know, big surprise!), or maybe the aqua color I have grown to love.
Neat wine themed coasters for $1
This is one of my favorite finds of the day! I got a large "W", which our last name begins with, for only 25 cents! I plan on painting it a bright color (not sure what yet), and hanging by our front door. Love it!
I am planning on shabbying these babies up with Heirloom White, and a bit of Ralph Lauren antiquing glaze. They will look totally different when I am thru with them, I promise!
I was really excited when I found this little wooden organizer. I wish the color showed up better, but I took these photos when it was pretty gloomy out. Anyway it is bright orange, and it's not staying that way! No offense to all you orange people out there, but I am probably going to paint this an antiquiy aqua, and add cute little wooden ball feet and a new knob on the little drawer.
And for only 2 bucks, I got this cute vintage wire milk bottle caddy! The woman I bought it from said it came from a dairy in Northern Michigan. I couldn't resist!
Well, that's it for this weekend! Now I need to get busy redoing all of this stuff!
And I can't wait to see what you all have found at sales, too!
Don't forget to check out Debbie Doos Garage Salen Partay, that I am linking up with!