Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stocking Up For Winter

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know I really like to paint furniture. In the last few weeks, I've been trying extra hard to get out there and stock up for winter. With yard sales winding down, there will be less options. I've been doing pretty well. Slowly, but surely, my garage has been filling up. My husband is a little confused. He thought he was about to get his garage back. But I'm sure you understand. Winter can be very long and a girl has got to be prepared!


And then yesterday, I got a call from my friend Karla. She knew I was in Baltimore for the marathon, but if I made it home before 4pm, I should head on over to a really great yard sale. Normally, you really can't expect to find much at a yard sale late in the day on a Saturday, but this was not your typical yard sale. It was actually more of a barn sale at the home of the gentleman who owns our local antique mall. There was plenty of furniture to choose from, the prices were good and the seller was more than willing to negotiate. Here are just a few of the pieces that made their way home with me.



This is probably my favorite piece. It's a vanity, but I think it would also make a great desk. It has the most wonderful legs!







Love this beautiful antique dresser. Reminded me of Cassie @ Primitive & Proper. She's always finding great dressers.




Plus the dresser had a matching vanity. And yes, mirrors too!




I bought five of these chairs. They will be so cute with fresh new fabric.




The paint on this table is pretty chippy, but the enamel top is in great shape.





This headboard and footboard set with rails was only $3.00. How could I resist?





This is a really nice solid bookcase.





This little chair is really cute and he threw it in for free!




And another curvy mirror, also free.








I came home with some fun small things too, including some cool rusty barn door hinges that reminded me of Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors.



In total, I ended up with four SUV's full of stuff and spent less than $100!



And there are at least two pieces that I can't stop thinking about. I think I'll stop by the antique mall tomorrow for a little chat with the owner!


Are you stocking up for winter?




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17 comments:

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Oh my, did you score! And I completely get what you mean with stocking up before the cold weather and opportunities are far and few between. Lucky you! Can't wait to see what you do with it all.

The Old Painted Barn said...

Great stuff! I know what you mean about stocking up for winter! I have a little too much already! I started spraying this summer to keep up with demand and now I am having a hard time thinking about brushing inside this winter!!!
Nancy

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

thanks for the shout out- love that vanity!!! and the dresser! it almost all makes me wonder what the guy had at 8 am if this is what was left? wow?!?!?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I have the twin of your dresser...mine came from my MIL...it's been with me for 24 years. Thanks for coming to my PAR-TAY!

Blessings,
Linda

High Street Cottage said...

All very pretty pieces, my personal fav is the enamel top table in the soft green. Great for an eat in kitchen or to use as an island.

The Decorating Diaries said...

I am sooo jealous. I never find goodies and prices like that. You are going to have a fun winter.

Janet

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I adore the vanities! Great finds! I can't believe you found all this for under $100. I've seen your work... so looks like they found a good home :)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Adorable vanity! Can't wait to see them when your all done gussying them up
*hugs*deb

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Oh, I would drive all the way from Oregon for that vanity :) It's exactly what I'm looking for as I redecorate my bedroom. You are a very talented shopper.

Chrissie said...

WOW! What a great load of stuff!

Cristie said...

My favorite thing to do is find treasures! Yours look great!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow! What great pieces. I love the little vanity and the antique dresser. Looks like you are going to have a fun winter giving new life to these marvelous finds.

Seams Inspired said...

Fabulous finds! I'm not stocking up for winter, but am having a Thrifty Christmas Challenge with my sisters this year. I love your blog! :o) Visiting from NFT. Happy Thrifting! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

Susan said...

Your scored big!! I love the vanity/desk!!

Biljana said...

What a great stuff, you find treasures, bravo:))
Hugs, Biljana

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

That's so funny about your husband! :) Mine has been bugging me about just where I'm going to put all my furniture that I have stored on his side of the garage this winter~ isn't that cute, he actually thinks he's getting it back, ha, ha!!!

Fabulous finds! Looks like you will be busy all winter! Can't wait to see what you do with all of your goodies!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great sale you found! Love the enamel top table. I wish I could come across a sale like that round here.