Tales from the Yard Sales

Yard sale season is winding down in our little corner of the world. Rigel and I have put in quite a bit of time digging through other people’s junk……uh, stuff, looking for treasures.

I thought I’d share a few:


I had a spot in my dinning room that needed a miracle little updating. The trays are the very inexpensive silver ones that you can find at party stores. I’ve had these for years just waiting for the right idea to come along.


The idea came in the form of two cans of spray paint. Super easy. Super cheap. I LOVE the colors.

The rooster plaque was a $5.00 yard sale find. It comes with different ‘tops’ that can be changed out depending on the season.

The whole project cost way less than $10.00!

Next up is this wall art:


I found this at a yard sale. It still had the original tag on it showing that it originally cost (gulp) $50.00. The yard sale price was $10.00. But it was the end of the day and it still hadn’t sold, so I offered $8.00 and this little beauty was MINE!

A can of spray paint and she’s perfect!


Trying to decorate around oxygen concentrators, and blending my family room and dining room with Parker’s homeschool preschool can be a tad bit challenging to say the least.

But I’m lovin’ how it’s all coming together!

And the beauty of a little upscale resale is that you can create gorgeous…….. on the cheap!


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