So, yesterday (Friday), I told you all that I never go to garage sales on Saturdays. Well, I lied. See, my friend Amber (who, incidentally, was THE person who bought the $3 table that should have been mine . . . or maybe not) called me yesterday to brag about her garage sale finds and tell me about another sale in her old neighborhood starting at 8:00am on Saturday. I totally wasn’t planning to go. But then, a kid wapped me in the face at 6:00am and I had to pee, so I got up early this morning. I wasted time reading blogs. I checked my favorite forums. I got bored. At 7:50, I brushed my teeth, threw on some clothes and whispered to my husband (who was draped with sleeping children), “I’m going to the garage sale!” He peeked at me, so I took that as, “Cool.”
I considered stopping by for a Dutch Bros, but I kept going. I thought about the lack of money shoved into my pockets (leftover from yesterday’s $5 budget) and thought about stopping by the bank, but I kept going. I arrived in the neighborhood at exactly 8:00 and was the first one there at two different sales.
I’m gonna go ahead and skip to the juicies, okay?
What do we have here? Hmmm . . . well, first, a cute woven basket. It is currently holding my adhesive stash on my table in my scrap room. Total cost: $0. Yeah, it was from the FREE box. I asked them what the catch was. Did a cat pee on this basket? Nope. It was clean. However, I did hose it off, just in case. But, it is seriously cute! This pic does not do it justice.
That brown piece of wooden furniture is actually a magazine rack. Oh, you can tell, huh? Well, did you know that it is also a little side table?
You’ll be happy to know that I have ALREADY painted it black and it is currently sitting in my bedroom just waiting to find a permanent home. So, how much? $1 baby!
Next, you see a towel rack, also already painted black and currently sitting on my kitchen counter holding towels! It’s a little tall, but we’ll see what I think after a few days. However, for $1, I decided to take the risk.
And, finally, a little galvanized tub thingy. 10¢ Already holding my punches in my scrap room.
So, yes, I do have some money left over from my garage sale weekend budget! I think . . . 5¢, although I found two dimes in the laundry, so I actually have 25¢ in my pocket. I’m so proud!
As I mentioned, I did a little painting. Look:
Oh, ye of little faith. Yeah, I wondered about the tacky Tijuana fork and spoon that I bought yesterday, but I think we can agree that it looks good painted black and hung on the wall!
Okay, so link me up to your weekend garage sale wonders!!