I cannot believe the wonderful treasures I have found at garage sales this summer! I am amazed everytime I score a great deal. I thought that I would share a few items that are in the garage now waiting for some refinishing.
The first item I want to introduce is this amazing table I bought for Jude. I had been looking for a table for him to color/draw/paint/read at and play with his toys. We are planning on moving Jude from his current room to the guest room as it is more spacious and it will allow him to have different areas in his room. A place for sleeping, a place for playing, a place for reading and a place for crafty things. When I was first thinking about the space, I was looking for a round table where I could set three chairs around. The reason I wanted three was in case his two best pals, Eli and Maddox (when they get about 6-9 months older) came over to play or his two cousins, Dominic and Addison. The height of this table will not allow chairs, so I thought I would sew floor cushions or make stools with a nice cushy pad. I am still on the fence about it, so we will see. I plan on painting this table because I don't want it to be wood tone but we will have to see what we decide for the wall colors first.
Can you guess how much I paid for this table that we will get so much use out of over many many years?
It was $3.00! Can you believe that? I was amazed and thrilled.
It was the perfect size and very sturdy. Jude has already crawled on it a gazillion times and stood on it.
Here is Jude standing next to it.
Item #2 is actually something I found at an estate sale I went to with my Father in law, Ron. I know you all prolly think I am nuts about sales but I am nothing compared to ol' Ronald. He is retired, so that is just what he does. He is an avid collector and loves antiques. But even more, he loves a great deal. I must also mention that my father in law is very charming and makes friends very easily, like my husband. When he goes to a sale, he really gets to know people and they warm up to him quickly. Sometimes so much that they invite him into their home. Also, he is great at "making deals" and getting a better price out of them. A great convenience of having Ron around (besides that he is the BEST father in law a girl could ask for) is that if you are looking for something, all you have to do is mention it to him and he will find it for you at a sale and give you a call. He will describe it in great detail, tell you the price and then tell you what price he can prolly get it at for you. It's amazing and I cannot tell you how often I use this service of his!
Anyways, I bought this cabinet for only $35.00 at the estate sale.