The first picture is comprised of things we found at a nearby neighborhood that has a "junk day" where everyone puts their junk out on the curb, and anyone can take what they want for free (umm, and also a lot of other random stuff from our messy garage). Ok, ok, so the old window and one side table were actually not on the curb. They were found .....ahem...... in a dumpster. But I should note that they were on top and no one actually had to climb in the dumpster to get them :) So I guess I technically still can't call myself a dumpster diver.....yet.
The old chair needs a seat...which I'm not sure exactly how to remedy yet. I'll take any suggestions you can give! There are two side tables there, the one on legs I am planning to paint white and use as a night stand in our guest room. The old window I'm not exactly sure where I'm going to put yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something and be sure to let you know!
Ok, so technically this isn't a real yard sale deal either - I found it at my favorite local thrift store. It was marked $8.99 but was half price that day ~ so only $4.50! I've already taken a can of spray paint to this cute little table, so once I decide what to put on top of it, I'll share it's transformation.
Ok, the next yard sale deals are really from yard sales, I promise. First, this kid's rocking chair was a great deal at $3 for our little girl who literally loves anything she can sit on. The paint job was a little scary, but nothing a can of spraypaint can't fix, so it's also currently undergoing a makeover.
I love vintage boxes and crates, and found this 7-Up crate for only $3. I love that it's divided in the middle and plan to use it on our coffee table to corral the remotes....maybe then I won't have to be continually searching for them??
We have also found a ton of cheap brand name clothes for our kids (mostly Carly...it's getting hard to find Jackson good clothes at yard sales lately). And we even picked up a (free) tray table over the weekend at a yard sale that had ended. With all these great deals, I still haven't shared our best most exciting find of the season. Wait for it...............wait for it......
Ohhhhh yeah! A genuine Steve Urkel doll! When we spotted this (at a sale that had a garage FULL of dolls ~ it was actually somewhat creepy) we laughed and when they told us we could have it for $1, I knew it was destiny. Steven Q. Urkel would be coming home with me that day. Because who doesn't need a daily reminder to "do the Urkel....do the Ur-ur-ur-urkle"? Meanwhile, Carly is scared to death of the thing and starts trembling when it gets near. I think it's the stonewashed jeans - she's never seen anything like them. I might be having a little too much fun with it....Jackson told me yesterday, "Mommy, if you say 'Got any cheese?' one more time, I'm going to have nightmares!"
Hope you enjoyed seeing our newest treasures!