Oh oh, it’s that time of year again! The season of … “We can no longer park the cars in the garage “. Why?, you may ask. My projects have come out of hiding from the basement and found a new home in the garage. Items left over from last year, and new found objects from a weekend treasure hunting haul, waiting for their transformation… weather permitting.
Let me tell you about the fabulous weekend treasure hunting haul I had. I scored big time on some large pieces that need some love and care. Maybe because it’s early yet in the season and folks are not thrifting much yet, but it seemed like these items were waiting for me to come and save them!
It began with theses two side tables. They are solid, heavy, quality made tables that someone started as a project but for whatever reason decided to sell for cheap. $20 for the pair.!!
On to the next sale. I came across this painted secretary desk. It’s been painted a khaki color with white trim. I know …. I thought the same thing, bad color choice. I think that is why it was sitting there without any attention. Fortunately, I could see beyond the horrible paint job and the questionable smell, to see its potential. This piece I scored for $40.
The last piece I came across was an item I had on my “to do” wish list. An old repurposed door turned into a bench/ hall tree. Again this piece was potentially a “completed ” item but not done very well. Not only do I love old doors and have written about it here but this piece already had the repurposing completed. A project half way done. Got to love that! The construction was well done, just the completion could use improvement. Because I don’t build, I decided to take a chance on it and offered $25 less that what was being asked . It was accepted!! I knew it needed to come home with me!
There you have it. My successful large item weekend treasure hunting haul. My work is cut out for me now. Until I put a major dent in the collection of treasures in the garage, there will be no more purchases. There, I said it. Please keep me accountable 😉