Last week was an amazing week for garage sales.
It seemed to be the week for enamelware, I found it everywhere I went.
I’m not a huge fan of enamelware just for the sake of collecting it …
But I love these pieces as planters for flowering annuals.
I also love dressing them up with some Prima Marketing transfers like these from the Everyday Farmhouse set.
Or some of the old French Pots sets.
I also found an awesome vintage scale …
I purchased this rice sack pillow from a mother/daughter duo who were having a sale together. The daughter came up with the idea, and her mom did the sewing.
I purchased two of these wood totes from a guy who made them himself too. And how convenient that they already have a base coat of paint.
I plan to give them another layer or two of chippy milk paint color, and then add either a transfer or a stencil to dress them up.
I also found some great furniture at garage sales this week starting with this mid-century piece.
It was too big for my sister’s SUV so I had to send Mr. Q to Minneapolis with our van to pick it up, but it was such a bargain that it was worth the trip. It’s going to look amazing in Park Bench green.
This little washstand came from another lunch time garage sale.
I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with this industrial stool …
Its feet are quite rusty, and you know I don’t mind a little rust, but I’m afraid these will leave marks on the floor. So I’m going to see how well I can clean those up and then possibly seal them in some way.
I also purchased a 2nd washstand at the neighborhood sales last Saturday. Somehow, despite my good intentions, I managed to forget to take a ‘before’ photo of it individually.
You can sort of see it there though. It was already painted and really in rather good shape. I’ve actually already re-fabbed it, but I can’t show it to you quite yet. That’s because Prima Marketing has sent me an early shipment of their Summer 2019 release of new transfers and I used one of them on this washstand. I’m not allowed to show it to you until next week and the suspense is killing me. It turned out amazing. You’re just going to have to be sure to check back next week to see how it turned out!
How about you? Did you find any amazing garage sale or thrift store bargains over the weekend?