Trash to Treasure Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, my friends!  I hope that you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend.  We sure did.  My weekends are usually full of chores, but this one had a little time for fun, too.

GARAGE SALE kind of fun. 

Like, I HIT THE JACKPOT at a garage sale kind of fun. 

I left my house Saturday morning with some goals.  My two younger children needed desks for their rooms.  They are getting older (11 and 8) and more independent (sniff, sniff).

I actually found TWO DESKS in one day.  I swear I could actually hear the angels singing.

rachel 11 b-day 016This one was TEN BUCKS.  Yep, you read that right.  It’s one seriously solid and H.E.A.V.Y. desk, perfect for a high energy 8 year old.  See that purple monster?  It’s a pencil sharpener that belches every time you sharpen a pencil.  Cracks me up every time. 

rachel 11 b-day 017This one was TWENTY BUCKS, and included the matching chair.  I already had to clean off a mess to take this picture.  Let’s just say that my 11 year old daughter is NOT a neat freak.

I had plans to paint both desks, but my children refused.  I’ll have to keep working on them.  The kids, I mean.

Those fabulous desks aren’t ALL I found, no siree.

Check out THIS.
rachel 11 b-day 007  
I actually found TWO of these Pottery Barn shelves, for $5.  They were originally off-white, but I’ve already given them a coat of glossy white spray paint.  They’ll go above the daughter’s desk, just as soon as the handyman gets around to it.

rachel 11 b-day 010I also got these pears.

rachel 11 b-day 011And some “real looking” fake leaves for fall.

rachel 11 b-day 013A wreath.  And a pretty green candle that matches my dining room.

rachel 11 b-day 014Beautiful brown silk fabric with embroidered dragon flies.

rachel 11 b-day 015And these plaques, which will most certainly be a “trash to treasure” project soon.

Can you hear the angels singing too?  This was the kind of garage sale weekend that I DREAM about at night.  Seriously. 

I am linking up to thrifty treasures at Southern Hospitality.  Check out the fab finds!

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25 thoughts on “Trash to Treasure Tuesday

  1. Isn’t finding a bargain just the best! Hubs and I are diehard thrift store shoppers, we call it exercise with crap, lots of crap, but when you find a gem it just makes your day. Our best finds thus far was a solid oak folding poker table with vinyl cover for $15, I looked the table up on the Internet and it sells for $475! Another day we found a beverage fridge for $24, and it was so new it still had the mfg’s packing on the inside. I loves me a bargain. I also got a metal meat grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for $1.49. I loves a bargain!

  2. I would say that you did hit the jackpot! I never go to yard sales and I don’t know why. I love a good bargain.

    The desk was a great find. You won’t have to be worried about them getting messed up. And that monster? Such a boy thing, isn’t it?

  3. Hey, Kimm! THanks for stopping by, oh yeah those tomatoes get me too.

    WOW, you got some great deals at the yardsales. Those desks are perfect for your kiddos. It’s always so much fun to see what you’re gonna find that week.

  4. I LOVE garage sale-ing days like that! Such great finds, Kimm. :) I made it for Trash To Treasure! I’m so excited. Seems like forever since I had a project to share. Thank you for your encouraging comments. I really appreciate you.

  5. You got some awesome garage sale loot! Awesome deals, too, it looks like. Can’t wait to see what you do with the shell plaques. Glad I discovered your blog and look forward to further inspiration from you! I’m over at

    I’ll have to see if I can whip something up to link up — I wanna play! :) Oh, and I love the pencil sharpener too. My son would think that was the coolest…

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