I've blogged about my love for second hand stores and garage sales. Love for good junk is in my blood! Sometimes I buy with a plan and sometimes I just buy and hope a plan comes along!
Have you ever passed something up and then later thought, "I could have used that!" I hate it when that happens. That's why I bought this:
These spools, the branches and the lantern came from garage sales. The lantern was an outdoor light fixture frame in it's former life and was rusty. But the price was right at 25 cents and I liked the shape. The black paint dressed it up a bit and now it has a home wherever I decide to move it!
Former feed bucket with traces of original red paint. It now holds pinecones, raffia and ratty looking croquet balls by the fireplace. I love the checkerboard paint!
Sarah needed an art desk in High School. We had 2x4s and a chunk of plywood. She 'decorated' it Now it is a work bench/junk holder in the garage! She doesn't need it anymore because.....
We made her a new one for her apartment out of more scrap stuff. The top and apron are formerly shelves that we haven't used in our closets. Les bought the spindles at the hardware store.
But I haven't even had this in my garage for a year yet! It's still young!