The Goods

I know you guys are just DYING to know what I got at the yard crawl over the weekend

{enter sarcasm here}.

Well here ya go!

Here’s the breakdown~

  • 4 Fall skirts {1 didn’t work}
  • 2 pairs of jeans {neither fit, but for 50 cents a piece it was worth the chance}
  • Limited Sweater
  • A mustard yellow sweater set that is 2 sizes too big but it will be perfect for a refashion I’ve been wanting to do for a while
  • A vintage shirt
  • A pair of river shoes
  • A pair of Frye Boots! {although they are not my size I picked them up anyway.  I’m planning on putting them up on Ebay for the new camera lens fund. If you wear a size 5 1/2 shoot me an email and we can work out a deal!}
  • A new jar for dog treats
  • A rustic frame for the collage wall in the dinning room I’m working on
  • A box of Sesame Street books for the little guy
  • A bag full of boys clothes
  • A new pack of pull-ups
  • A new set of cloth napkins
  • A fishing lure holder for the hubs
  • A wooden crate {I’ve been trying to collect these for a while for a furniture project I want to do but they are hard to come by at a good price anymore}

I think the favorite thing I picked up Saturday was this wooden wire spool

Now before you leave me comments about paying for something you can find on the side of the road here me out.  Most spools I come across are made from flimsy plywood and are pretty tall.  This one is short and squaty and is made from thick boards.  So I didn’t mind paying for it.  I’ve been on the lookout for something to use as a coffee table to replace my hand-me-down Queen Ann style table that I’ve redone a dozen times.  I’ve wanted something a little more industrial; something like this

oldegoodthings

or this

urgestudio

And then last week I saw this

Lauren originally from here

I loved that they added the dowels to hold the books. I thought it would be perfect in a playroom.  It must have been on my mind and I was able to zero in on my find.  I love the patina of my spool.  I think I’ll just sand it lightly to get rid of any rough spots and just seal in the goodness and attach over sized casters to the bottom.

Just look at all the character this piece has. I love the rust and the stamps.

I love the exposed staples, scratches, and dents.

I also love the weathered look of the crate

So, wanna know what I passed up on?  I think I could actually kick myself for every. single. one of these.

  • A vintage saucer for sleigh riding. It had this cool scene painted on it with leather handles. I thought it would’ve been great as a wall hanging during the winter months. I was supposed to go back to the table before we left the area to see if it was still available and would you believe I just forgot!
  • A pair of Pier 1 bar stools.  They were rustic with large nail heads on the backs. I knew the hubs would’ve loved them and the price was right but I decided not to get them since we had just stopped. Instead I told the woman selling them that if they were still there when I cam back then it was meant to be and I would buy them.  Well of course, they weren’t there when I went back.  I was a little aggravated with myself for not just buying them, but then once I got home and really looked at the island and the surroundings I knew I made the right decision.  They just weren’t what I wanted.  Plus, I already bought 2 a few weeks ago and am in the process of redoing those.  I should have them done this weekend to debut next week:)
  • One person was selling an old butcher block counter top.  It was just propped up against the wall with no price tag.  Everything else had a price tag on it so I just thought it would’ve been over my price range anyway so I didn’t even bother asking.  Amateur mistake #1.   Always ask for a price.  Are you listening people? Take notes.  It would’ve made an unbelievably awesome dining room table or industrial style desk with metal legs. Not that I need either. But I felt the need to rescue this beautiful piece of art and give it a chance at a new, better life.
  • That same guy was also selling a small french style end table for $5. I thought about buying it to give it a new life for someone else but then I thought about the long to-do list I already have going on and decided to walk away.  It was only later when I realized it would’ve made a perfect end table for the guest bedroom.  The tray table in there now is too big for the space.  I hate it when that happens!

So. What about you?  Did anyone else enjoy the crawl? Get any good deals?

PS- if you would like to be entered in the giveaway for the Etsy Shop; please leave your comment on this post so your comment will count!  Thank you!

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