i went to a couple of garage sales yesterday. i seriously think people think they are running a retail store instead of a garage sale. really, an ugly coffee table from 1992 for $50? a picture frame for $5? not even a cool old big frame, a crappy contact paper over plastic frame 8 x 10 for $5? good luck selling your stuff, is what i wanted to say to her.
then i went to another garage sale and found these...
the frames in the back i painted before i took a picture of them. they have bowed glass. and i love this candle holder.
the detail is really pretty. the color? not so much...nothing a can of heirloom white satin paint won't cure!
nothing is better than free, right? because don is still unemployed and free is good!!
this little candle-holder is solid iron. it would make a great cake-plate base. that will get a hit of heirloom white too.
after that garage sale, shannon and i hit up the goodwill store. i have been looking for something like this to use as a photography prop for a long time. i never, ever thought i would get this lucky....ready?
how about this?........major score!!!!!!!!
shannon spotted it. when i saw got my first look at it, it stood in the middle of the store with sun rays beaming down from heaven and the angels were singing on high...
well, not quite, but close.
the best part?? $60.00 smackeroos!!! 10 dollars more than that crappy coffee table.
and clean as a whistle. seriously, it is pristine. and it didn't stink, because that was the first thing i did after pulling the cushions off of it to see what kind of disaster was under there. ooh, my mind started racing about what i could do with this beauty for photography.
it is big, 90 inches long and since it is old, it is heavy. not too heavy, though, to haul out
you could fit and entire family an their two mastiffs on that sofa.
when i snapped out of my trance and came back to my senses, i reminded shannon that i wasn't allowed to spend any money on such a thing and that don would be furious if i did.
she told me i wasn't leaving the store without it. she would buy it for me for my birthday, and she wasn't going to take no for an answer.
god, i love that girl!!!
happy birthday to me...(shhhh, it's not until october)!
don is still on the fence about it, but this one has been eyeballing it as his new parking spot!!
don't even think about it, dog!!