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.
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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!