Wednesday, May 18, 2011

“Wood” you like to see my yard sale finds?

A couple of weeks ago, I went early morning yard sale shopping with a new friend.  She’s a yard sale "pro", who has a booth at a local antiques mall.  I knew I had to watch her strategies.  I learned a lot from her that day.  Go early and prepare to DIG are the two biggest things I learned.  Along with IF YOU LIKE IT, BUY IT RIGHT AWAY!

Well, apparently, I like wooden items!  I hadn’t realized but almost everything I bought that day from various sales was made of wood.  I was so excited to snatch up some of these items for such bargain prices.  It was a FUN morning to say the least.  And best of all?  We were done by 9:30!  Just in time to run to my kids’ school for their Spring Program.

So, here’s my haul.  What do you think?  I know you creative ladies have some suggestions on what I can use these treasures for.  Can’t just let them sit in my garage.  Hubby calls me a hoarder when I do that!

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Okay, so I bought five of these wood/metal crates.  I am assuming “Hood” is Ft. Hood and these are some type of military storage.  The lady at the sale had them full of books.  I asked if the crates were for sale, and before she could finish the word “yes” I was helping her relocate those books!  So, what do you think?  Bookshelves for the 11 yr. old’s room?  Planters on my back porch?  I’d love any and all ideas (besides, leave ‘em in the garage).


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Wooden stool with woven top

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Wooden Box


Another angle of the wooden box


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wooden sewing box

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it's expandable

and filled with sewing supplies- Yippee!

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 wooden storage unit.   

My craft supplies are starting to take over the house.
Maybe this will help round them up...

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1 of 2 chippy old windows

Last, but not least, I bought 2 of these old windows.  I don’t know why, but I grabbed them up immediately.  There were 3 for sale, and I noticed as I moved on to bigger and better (wooden) things, that my yard sale pro friend grabbed the remaining window.  See, I have a good eye…  Now, what to do with these???  

Waiting to hear from YOU!

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Kim, I love the finds!!! Wish I was closer to go yard saling with you---how much fun!! I love the crates and I think the bookshelf idea is fabulous! They would look good in a craft room too for storage. As for the windows---i love old windows! I have done faux stained glass before that actually looks pretty cool when done (you can get the paint/leading at Michael's or Hobby Lobby). I have also painted a scene on it so it looks like a view out the window (I believe I used acrylic paints with a medium mixed in to adhere to glass). I've seen fabric glued to the back that looks really cool too! I can't wait to see you post your finished works of art :)

Have fun!
Love you,

Jenny Beth

hey there got your comment from rhoda's thrifty treasures. LOVE everything you found!! and with the window, i found some recently and i used a spray can of looking glass spray paint, you paint thin layers on and after about 10 layers this sheer metallic paint turns your window into a really cool looking old mirror. i have 2 in my master bedroom and LOVE them.


I so need those wooden crates for my 11 year olds room. I would use them for storage. I love the sewing box too but since I don't sew I would use it for jewelry storage. I have never ever been to a yard sale but think maybe I should try it.


Oh Leasa! You are totally missing out! Just pick your part of town carefully and go with a buddy :) Went this past weekend and got some great stuff again! Will post soon...