Monday, August 2, 2010

~ Yard Sale Finds + A New Dining Set ~

Saturday morning, the genius, bear & I set out to find some local yard sales. We found lots of goodies....a wicker basket~ that I plan to use in our new laundry room, a rattan planter, picture frames and even a few Christmas ornaments.

I love silver....even though I have some already I don't think a girl can have enough silver and at $1.oo for the small dish ( I have plans for that one already ) and $2.00 for the platter.....I thought it was a a good deal.

Don't you just love this crackled turquoise planter. $2.oo.

Now for the steal.... I mean really good

So then we happened upon a lady that was sitting outside with an antique settee....we stopped and chatted with her. She mentioned she is moving and going to be selling more items including her dining set. I asked if we could see it. She said sure. We walked in and we saw this beautiful dining room....I casually asked how much she was selling it for ( I noticed a few bumps and bruises but nothing cushions needed to be replaced but we saw the potential. ) She about $200 dollars? { gulp.....I played it cool, I think. I knew how much this set was at the furniture stores....we've looked at about twenty something thousand stores, lately. } It's the perfect size, 2 leaves, table for 6...and cherry finish....just what we wanted.

So, of course.....I called my Mister, made an appointment to come back a few hours later....went back, bought it and had it home in 30 minutes.

Remember, the chair cussions needed work...right?

Here they are before:

It was a team effort....( I was ironing. :)

Here they are after.

Can you tell what we covered it with?

Yep, the rage of blogland....painters drop cloth.

Washed 3 x, dried, ironed and stapled.

We are super happy with results. Here it is minus the 2 leaves in our dining room. As you know we are getting ready to move in September.

Total cost $235: including material and staple gun. :)

Next mission.....find a buffet. Ahhh...the thrill of the hunt.

More projects coming soon including~ a redo on an old dresser that's been living in our garage. :)

Have a great week!'



Betty said...

My goodness it is a beauty! Wish me luck as we are hunting for some specific things for my son's new house.
Just went back and read blog's I had missed, so sorry for your loss. It is never easy.

onlymehere said...

This is gorgeous! You did such a great job too on the seats. I haven't heard of the paint cloth so this was a new one for me. I'm kind of out of the loop I guess. You seriously need to take me to these garage sales!

Rue said...

Congratulations J!!!!! I know just how you feel moving into a new house ;)

I love the new set and the chairs are perfect in the drop cloth.

Missed you!!!


Queenie said...

I love the new dining room table...y'all did so good!! The dropcloth looks great as seat covers..(where do you buy that?)
I haven't seen that before, but I love that idea...(wheels turning now in my little head...for my dining room chairs lol!) It's perfect in there. Girl, I think you have caught the yard salin' bug and you have officially earned the title of "yard sale queen"...yep...I know you have...Girl, I'm gonna crown you now :)

Oh those Yard sales are so much fun...I loved seeing what you found and seeing how much fun you've been getting into. I'll be looking forward to your other projects that you have going on! :)
Big Hugs,