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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tag Sale/Thrift Store Finds

     Good evening!

     I've had a pretty exciting couple of weeks as far as some great deals! My husband & I love going to thrift stores & tag sales. There is also a group on Facebook I belong to which is a local tag sale site that I have sold/bought things off of. There is nothing better than the thrill you get when you find a great deal! I hate spending a lot of money on household things when we have 5 kids, I mean why spend a lot when there is a chance of it getting ruined?!
      My first find was our new buffet for our dining room which I did a post about here. The before & after is pretty good for my first time, not with painting but with staining.
Next was "our new to us" dining room table. The man was selling it for $100, I offered $60 & he took it! I was practically jumping up & down. This table is huge! Which is what I obviously need with our big family. There is a leaf on each end that tucks right into the table itself! No trying to figure out where to store extra leaves. Here it is:

This baby goes out to 9 feet long! Both the hubby & I have big families so this will be great for parties/holidays! Pretty nice huh?! Now I just need to find 8 chairs to go with it....

  Next up is this cute sign I found at a local used furniture store. It had no price tag on it so I asked how much and she said how about $12? I said sold! This sign is solid, real heavy. I am in love with the old farmhouse style kitchens so this will be great for my kitchen/dining room!
 These were all found at our local goodwill. We didn't buy them all at once. We have been slowly collecting them & found 2 more the other day. We are just trying to figure out what to do/make with them. Any ideas would be great!
 This tin can with the fake sunflowers are also from the goodwill. $2.29 is what I paid! It was pretty worn so I just gave it a fresh coat of silver spray paint.
The other day my hubby was walking home from work, (he works down the street from our house) and one of the ladies in our neighborhood was having a tag sale.  This is what he found:
This little crate was .25 but she just gave it too us. Isn't it so cute!?
And last but not least was this great piece of furniture for, ready? $10!!
I've already got it all sanded down. It's kind of rickety being that it's pretty old, so my FIL is going to bring me a couple clamps so I can glue it in a few loose spots before I stain it. This will be going in our kitchen and I'm thinking of getting some cute book ends to use with my cookbooks to store on the bottom shelf & I think the top will be our coffee station. What do you think? So, that is it, I'd say we did pretty darn good!
                                              Have a great night!

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