Because there was so much to get rid of this time, they held several sales over the course of two weeks. I was on vacation for the first week so I missed out on some things, but I did manage to grab some bargains when I got back. And because the girl managing it was so tired of the whole thing by then, I paid less than I probably would have at the beginning.
First I found this crate. It's about 18x12x12 inches. The wood is so smooth, and look how well the corners are reinforced. Original cost - $16.99. My price - free. I would have paid full price for it.
Then there was this jug/vase/planter. It is heavy clay and a pretty good size. There are a couple of chips around the mouth, but for me that just adds to the look. I don't know the original price but I paid 50 cents for it.
This tin with lid was also 50 cents. Regular price $9.99. It has a "15" painted on one side that I don't really like, but I'm pretty sure I can remove it or paint over it.
Here are my three little bargains playing nicely together.
At least someone in this house behaves.
So if you're keeping track that's $1.00 for all three items.
Sounds good right?
Hold on to your hat.
At the final sale I bought this white bench for the whopping low price of two dollars.
No one wanted it because the top doesn't open so you can't use it for storage. I just want to use it for a bench on the back deck. There is never enough seating. Plus I think the top could be removed and hinges added if I really wanted to turn it into storage.
It needs some TLC but nothing too extensive. Just some wood filler and paint. And the front panels are covered in a linen/dropcloth-type material. Be still my heart.
Right now it's sitting in the front window upstairs and Sasha appreciates
how much easier it is to spy on the neighbourhood.
Maybe I should be nice and sew a cushion for her.
Maybe she should stop being so nosy.