Monday, March 22, 2010

Yard Sales, Thrift Stores and Craft Stores finds

First off I want to thank all of my followers.. I can't believe I already have 99 followers. Thank you. I can't believe 99 people on the web read my random posts. I love following everyones posts. I try to follow all of my followers too.

Saturday was such a beautiful day I had to get out and do something. So I went yard sale shopping. There was one little one on my road so I went there first. I wish I had thought to bring a take a picture there. She had the biggest collection of frogs I have ever seen. I found a few craft kits and a metal ruler for $2.
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I found another sale across town in front of a used furniture store (I didn't know about.) I got this box of old checkers and dice for $2.
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Then I got this cute little "Doggy Tales" scrapbook set at another yard sale for $2.
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I stopped by my favorite Antique store in town to see what "new" old stuff he had aquired. I love this trunk but there is just too much rust on it for $35. But I love the ornate metal. If it weren't for all the rust holes I probably would have bought this one anyway.
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The one below it was in much better shape but they wanted $70 for it.
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I must have walked past this one half a dozen times before I spotted it. I will probably got back and inquire on the price of it this week. If I can get a deal on it I'd love to pull off all the old canvas and refinish and stain the wood. I'd use this one as a coffee table.
Our house is too small for non functional furniture and I could really use the storage for bed linens. We only have one closet in our whole house that 3 people share.
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After checking out all the local stops I decided to go to Michael's Crafts & Hobby Lobby. I picked up most of this stuff on clearance. The DMC floss are the colors I would like to try in my rug design. (I already have black) I got the bead loom at Hobby Lobby but I'm not impressed with it. It doesn't work the way it's supposed to. and the springs are only about 2 inches apart. I'll probably just rig up my own loom. I bought the Liquid Sculpey because I've seen all the cool things other bloggers have created with it so I thought I would give it a try.
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4 comments:

Kim said...

what a wonderful coffee table that would make! I love it! Our house is the same- only 3 closets- but we added some closets in our bedroom to make life a little bit easier. I love the colors of floss you have chosen for your rug- it is going to be stunning!!

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

I have a trunk very similar. There is a picture on the inside lid of mine. I have it in my front room with class on the top and use it as a coffee table. I love it. I found mine in a pile of trash...hehehe...I couldn't resist!

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Wonderful finds! And the trunk is great! Yes, I like your choice of DMC colors. I am working on punch needle rugs.

Jody

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

whoa! I love the checkers! Did you happen to see my pushpins I made out of those old wooden checkers?
Thanks so much for thinking of me for the award. I really appreciate it.
gail